I just came across this great blog and one of their posts about building raised garden beds with cinder blocks caught my attention. The couple over at Retro Ranch Revamp had definitely done a terrific job.
This project does take a lot of effort. They have gone all the way to clean the bushes, dig the dirt, and build the bed. But this garden bed can last for years. I like the fact that they laid screen and fabric beneath so that the subterranean pests won’t attack their plants. I would even grow something like marigolds in the cinder block holes to decorate the garden as well as to keep buts away.