I’m all about easy when it comes to gardening. I’m also all about raised garden beds; they are my new favorite thing (that and bird baths). Have you noticed how popular they are lately? It’s because they are a great idea and this cement block version is no exception. As mentioned in the video, choosing to make your raised bed out of cinder blocks is cheap, no tools are needed, you can tailor make the size, and can use fresh and nutrient rich soil. Win, win, win, win. A cinder block costs between $0.99-$ 1.24, making this an affordable DIY. There are molds for making your own blocks but I’m not that ambitious. This is a great way to contain your garden and to be sure it isn’t wreaking havoc all over the yard! I love the idea of planting flowers in the cinderblock holes too. Genius! I wouldn’t leave my tools in an open space because they might rust, especially if you’re in a wet climate, but it is a nice thought. Check out these other 5 DIYs you can make, courtesy of Bob Vila. Find them here. Here’s the video… Enjoy!