Before I begin, I am embarrassed to post some of my white-trash-sideyard. It is truly awful… but I will eventually finish the side yard as well. Okay, now I have that out in the open…
Most raised garden boxes are made out of wood. But what if you live in blazing heat or crazy cold? Wood might only hold up for a year or two. There are other options for a raised garden, we chose cement blocks. I am not kidding, this took us maybe 30 minutes. The only materials you need:
- Cement bricks
The blocks can be purchased at any hardware store. They are easy to transport and easy to assemble, kinda like adult legos. This project is a no brainer. The only downfall of building with these bricks that I can find is the cost. They run about $1.50 to $6.00 each, depending on how fancy you want to be. I happen to not be very fancy which bodes well for me! My garden box measures 4×9 and cost about $70 in cement bricks.
As with any garden box you need a water source. Are you going to water by hand each day? I blogged about our water source here.
The project is literally this simple: choose your bricks, clear a plot of your chosen dimensions, assemble, fill with planting dirt, eat a popsicle for celebration. Here are some pics of the process:
Consider building a cement brick garden.