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Mar 172014

What a great idea. Build a planter out of scrap cinder blocks.

Sofia lives in Brooklyn, NY and built this in her little plot of soil.

Pam Penick took it to extremes and built the entire corner of her garden as cinder block planters.
Cinber block planter wall

This one is far too formal for my taste but you may like it.
Formal Cinder block planter

Kristin from the Hunted Interior took a simple planter a step further and built it into an outdoor bar.
Cincer block planter and bar

Most people simply take some stiff, small hole galvanized fence screen and bend it into a pocket shape and shove it into the cinder block hole. Friction keeps it in place so don’t trim off all the sharp ends poking out. If you are planting with regular garden soil, it’ll help to push a square of landscape fabric in to line the pocket. Then simply fill with soil and plant seedlings or seeds.

Robin from Society Bride made her planter from used block.
Used Cinder Block Planter

Whether you like the look and go out and buy new cinder blocks or scrounge around and find used ones, this is a great project.