I’ve been advocating for growing your own veggies and herb for quite some time, so here’s another great way to do so if you’re keen on the idea. A raised cinder block garden really has so many benefits: the cinder blocks themselves are affordable (about $1 each); you get to start off with fresh new soil that is fertile, full of nutrients and will help you in the fight against pesky weeds; the soil in the beds is loose, thus increasing growing efficiency; and you can contain and shape your garden just the way you want to.
You just need to flatten out the area so that you have a level surface, lay out your cinder block in the shape you want, put out some flattened cardboard boxes along the bottom to help with moisture and weed prevention, and then layer on your soil. From there you’re good to go! Just make sure to read all the instructions on the plants you buy so that you know how much space they need in between each other.
Happy gardening….and eating! Tutorial by Burpee Home Gardens