DIY Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed


There’s nothing more peaceful than knowing your kids are well-fed and healthy. But expenses can go crazy high with vegetable prices at the supermarket, especially if you plan to go full-on salad recipe and smoothie snacks for the whole week. With this kind of dilemma, it’s only probable to think that starting a garden would be the best cost-efficient option. You’d have the liberty to grow whatever you want and how many you would want a piece. But in any case that you don’t own a lawn that’s been troubling you, well no worries when you’ve got a raised garden bed choice for you.

DIY Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed - Lay the block

A raised bed, by definition, is a garden bed that is built up into a position that solves a wide range of gardening challenges. Garden boxes are often synonymous with raised beds. That’s because you use a retaining wall or material in order to maintain the integrity of the bed over time.

Raised garden beds have many benefits. They are easy on your back and will give your plants good drainage and generally better soil quality. By growing your produce in a raised garden bed, you can worry less about weeds and pests.

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Cinder blocks make great frames for a raised garden bed as they’re more durable than untreated timbers and it may not be safe to use treated timber anyway!. Concrete is stable and inert.  There is no risk of chemicals leaching from them into your vegetable. And, of course, being so durable, you don’t have to worry about time-consuming or costly repairs from time to time. Overall, cinder blocks make for a very practical and economical choice for building raised garden beds.

Laying the blocks takes some effort, but you are rewarded with long-term benefits. In fact, the work will be quickly forgotten when you harvest your first crop!  Why not invite some friends and family members to help you with this project to make it less difficult. Chances are they’ll be very happy to get some of your excess bounties 🙂

What sort of produce will you be growing in your cinder block raised garden bed?


  • Cinder Blocks (32 pieces for each layer)
  • Stakes
  • Hardware Cloth
  • Landscape Fabric


  • Shovel
  • Trowel
  • Hand Tamper

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Thanks to Retro Ranch Revamp for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

Here’s a quick video tutorial…

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