How to build a Concrete Block Garden!

How to build a Concrete Block Garden!

We decided to create a DIY concrete block raised garden! Here is how we created a small cheap affordable garden for our family.

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50 Comments

  1. M K on August 5, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    I built one last year and lined the ground/floor and inside walls with cardboard, then stuffed each block with straw. After I put in the soil and succulents (which is what I like to grow and propagate) I covered with strong wire mesh (to keep critters out), then just a piece of clear, painters plastic (when it was really cold) – the succulents grew all winter and we’ve had many below freezing days and nights. A master gardener, that I know, gave me the tips – you don’t need a special type of glass/plexiglass or plastic – as long as it’s clear. She said it all works. She grew lettuce and other vegi’s year round, in it, and she lived in Michigan. OH! She said it was important to have the bed facing the sun, and built at around a 20 degree "roof" pitch, with the high side as the back of it.

  2. Andres Valdevit on August 5, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Good job, this is still the best and most affordable way to make raised garden beds. All those videos about wooden ones are just a waste of time and good lumber if eventually you’ll have to rebuild the whole thing once everything rots away, hence getting twice as expensive.

  3. Albert McPeek on August 5, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    2 COURSES HIGH IS 16 INCHES, NOT 24.

  4. TZ TZ on August 5, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Nice how you didn’t mortar them so you can make adjustments from year to year.

  5. TexarkanaPrepper on August 5, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Those chemicals are in your vitamin bottle

  6. Greg Blanton on August 5, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    So you use cinder blocks containing several hazardous chemicals used in the production process and not salt treated wood that use what, pure salt infused into the wood under extremely high pressure, wow! Good luck with all the chemicals leaching into your soil from the cinder blocks, you didn’t do your homework.

  7. Jenna1814 on August 5, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Love the bowling ball into lady bug idea

  8. Christian Jo on August 5, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Thick af

  9. God's Creation Gardens on August 5, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Don’t the concrete block holes dry out fast?

  10. Faye Sims on August 5, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    do you need anything to keep the blocks together? I wanted to do something like this and stumbled on this video

  11. Thomas Edwards on August 5, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    🤔That raised bed was put together incorrectly. The ground should be leveled and blocks should be staggered to prevent collapse of the structure. For soil you can get that for free or for cheap from your local municipality.

  12. Charles Coker on August 5, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    You ever heard of using Corn Gluten Meal as a preemergent herbicide weed preventer. It is 9-0-0. So you get a nitrogen boost?

  13. Jeff Goering on August 5, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Can we get an update on your garden? I think that this was a great idea and would like to see the progress.

  14. My Point of Blue on August 5, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  15. TOMMY BITES HOMESTEAD💋 on August 5, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Hello new to your channel. I will be doing the blocks this time around for the same reasons. I want to plant my flowers around the edges for beauty and pollinators. Thanks for sharing

  16. Andy Tran on August 5, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    This guy talks to much wife do the job .

  17. CarBar on August 5, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Also you can put rocks ans larger logs in the bottom that way you don’t have to use so much dirt

  18. Skyizerr on August 5, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    What is the thing at the bottom of the blocks, the black thing?

  19. Ms. Rubi’s Read-Along on August 5, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    This video was SO INFORMATIVE!! Thank you! Blessings from our garden to yours. Inspired!🙏

  20. Becky Anne on August 5, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Put a layer of cardboard where you want your bed -overlapping it. ( you do not have to dig up grass or anything.)
    Water it alot! Soak the cardboard well. Sprinkle a few handfuls of soil and a handful of 10-10-10 fertilizer. Water again.
    Put a 2nd layer of cardboard.
    Water, water, water it. Place your bricks on top of the cardboard. With the edge of the cardboard just out of sight.
    Water again.
    Fill up the bed with dirt.
    You will not have any weeds. And it’s free- if you get used boxes from stores.
    The boxes smother any grass/weeds and break down and worms love them. Plus any deep rooted veg can go right through the cardboard.

  21. Sulficio Abaya on August 5, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Bro ,what material are you put at the bottom, the black one?

  22. Lexi Snyder on August 5, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Cancer from wood…. lol

  23. Yak Motley on August 5, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    If you are buying or selling Real Estate on the Gulf Coast of Florida or Alabama email me! I am a Realtor- jack.motley@adoorrealestate.com

  24. Agreeable Dragon on August 5, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Anybody else think his wife is crazy to put up with him?

  25. Johnny Fox on August 5, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Talk to much

  26. Louis Cruz Naturopata on August 5, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Yes I built my first bed and now I’m sleeping better lolol. Nahh serious …I am starting to plant on beds will see how it goes

  27. ohifonlyx33 on August 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Do you need to worry about drainage at all?

  28. Eric Claeyborn on August 6, 2022 at 12:01 am

    The mat under the dirt would be bad for drainage, which can cause ‘root rot’. Weeds won’t grow that deep down anyway because the sun can’t get down that far anyway. I’d be more worried about moles, chipmunks, or shrews coming from under the ground, and then I’d use fencing with small openings.

  29. The Pennsylvanian on August 6, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Making one this spring! Thanks!

  30. Jenna1814 on August 6, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Love the bowling ball into lady bug idea

  31. B.C. Benny-TANK TOP COOKING on August 6, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Decent dude! Doing one right now more of a flower garden your right on the work load!

  32. CoSuDu on August 6, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Oh wow, you found bowling balls in an alley? Wow, that is unusual. LOLOLOLOLOLOL!! Just kidding.  😁

  33. OreoTime1 on August 6, 2022 at 12:04 am

    This was great. Thanks for the share. Cheers!

  34. Gandolf on August 6, 2022 at 12:06 am

    "making jack do some work tonight, push it this was, push it this way" that my friends is a woman. I don’t know how I got hear

  35. trade0714 on August 6, 2022 at 12:07 am

    It looks like you’re in a pretty shaded area. I’m in the planning stages and see so many veggies that say they need "full-sun". How’s it working for you?

  36. Texas Confederate on August 6, 2022 at 12:15 am

    WILSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Tonya Logan on August 6, 2022 at 12:16 am

    nice

  38. Ajahnique Dandy on August 6, 2022 at 12:17 am

    I love your accent !!!

  39. Jeff 369 on August 6, 2022 at 12:17 am

    yall are knocking it oit the park, backyard grow game strong, lol, thank you for sharing

  40. Ralph Meola on August 6, 2022 at 12:17 am

    great video I am also at Navy PT

  41. T P on August 6, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Lockdown equals weak people

  42. jackief54 on August 6, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Love those really cute lady bug bowling ball. Very creative! 🙂

  43. D- Pool on August 6, 2022 at 12:20 am

    How about doing a vertical garden out of concrete blocks

  44. Debra Smith on August 6, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Lay down cardboard saves all the digging!

  45. Prince Recy on August 6, 2022 at 12:23 am

    i love this, grow what you eat, eat what you grow. Sustainable living. keep it up guys

  46. Mary McCaa on August 6, 2022 at 12:28 am

    You’re in Pensacola?! Me too. I just decided to do a cinder block garden

  47. walter bracewell on August 6, 2022 at 12:30 am

    How’s the garden doing? We only had success with jalapenos mostly.

  48. SP on August 6, 2022 at 12:31 am

    What about drainage?

  49. Dave Robinson on August 6, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Dirt is what you wash off your clothes, soil is what your plants grow in.

  50. Doug Mac on August 6, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I’ve been missing your fishing videos 😊

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