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Old 04-04-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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90 blocks per bed means 9 car trips and about $120.

How does that compare to pressure treat 2X10? dunno but probably in the same range?

Problem for me is that blocks are 1/2 hour away. 9 trips would take all day, and I'd probably have tendonitis when I'm done!

Not a bad idea for some, though.
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:32 AM
 
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I have 6.5 of those.4 8x4 and one U shaped, so I call it 2.5. They work fine and I would not be covering holes in cinder blocks. Fill them with dirt and seed something. We have strawberries and flowers growing in them. Like mini pots.
I had them built over gravel underlayment, then layer of garden cloth.
You can also stick PVC pipes into blocks, in arc manner, cover with plastic and there's your greenhouse.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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If moles and voles and other burrowing critters are a problem in your area put down a layer of hardware cloth to keep them from coming up in your beds.

I ordered large quantities of both blocks and capstones (200 b, 150 c) from Lowe's and the delivery fee was only $55.00. They came on a flatbed with overhead crane and they were able to lift the pallets over the fence and set them down very close to where I intended to use them. That was an unexpected bonus.
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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I made mine 4ft wide by 12 ft long and only one layer of blocks. I planted herbs in the holes and was pleased with the set up. They do make garden seats for people with mobility issues, and I have been tempted to get one. I like the blocks because you can arrange them in a multitude of patterns.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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Any consideration for aesthetics? Wood looks much better.
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