Raised bed garden using cinder blocks and hoophouse VIDEO TWO OF FIVE

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hoop-house_gardener/ laszloh@rocketmail.com This is part two of my “how to” video’s on how to build a raised garden bed with cinder blocks and how to enclose…

25 Responses to “Raised bed garden using cinder blocks and hoophouse VIDEO TWO OF FIVE”

  1. syamalalakshmi durgasharan Reply April 11, 2015 at 10:10 am
  2. Excellent! So neat and well executed!

  3. You’ve lost your mind!

  4. All this tells me is you have to much money and to much free time…..

  5. craigssellingmine Reply April 11, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    WARNING! – CINDER BLOCKS ARE VERY TOXIC –
    http://www.psr.org/assets/pdfs/coal-ash-hazardous-to-human-health.pdf ..

  6. Lennox Bridgewater Reply April 11, 2015 at 1:24 pm
  7. very nice,,,but the word “overkill” comes to mind . landscape material,
    then cardboard, then brown paper bags, then gravel, then black plastic??? i
    guess when you sliced your 1st home grown tomato is cost you about
    $75.00/lb……

  8. Wow… you went all out. I applaud your attention to detail… my raised
    bed with cedar picket boards are enough for me… still like to try a small
    raised bed like you built but on a much smaller scale.. Thank you for
    sharing and giving us more ideas…

  9. Costwisely not worth

  10. I like that I did one in 2009. 2010 was my first year planting in it and I
    loved it. It gets u off the ground and ur dirt is not all compacted for u
    can use total garden soil and it has never been walked on. Mine is not as
    exact as urs but it works and I hope it will last for years to come. Great
    video looking for the next one.

  11. how much did the project cost? what was the most expensive part? what would
    you do differently if you were going to do it again? any places you could
    have saved money? i am very impressed by how professional your bed looks!
    really great job.

  12. Where did you find free cinder blocks! I’ve been thinking about that as
    well.

  13. Nice but expensive.

  14. XD You pulled a total Porky Pig at 7:56. Great vid, though. Very helpful.

  15. Cinder block are absolutely the one of the WORST materials for raised beds.
    The cement used in cinder/cement blocks contains up to 30% Fly Ash. Fly Ash
    is a toxic byproduct of burning coal in coal fired power plants and is used
    in cinder block production to replace more expensive Portland cement.

  16. ok fair enough now i know not to use it….. so what then, bricks? i find i
    cant use pressure treated wood, cinder blocks, etc, but not much
    alternative suggestions..

  17. Wait…I recently read from an article on an engineer website that the
    pozzolanic reaction between the fly ash & water in the manufacturing
    process encapsulates any heavy metals in a crystalline structure, and once
    that reaction has taken place, then exposure to water ceases to be an
    issue. That sounds like a recycling miracle to me. If the block leaches
    anything wouldn’t it be lime which ‘sweetens’ acidic soils?

  18. Good work really thorough job. In many ways though you took the simplicity
    out of the job by being so thorough and spending so much on materials. but
    well done anyway you gave me plenty of ideas. Cheers.

  19. Also where is video six.? and speciically what do you cover the hoops with?

  20. Expensive Camera. Cheap Camera. Potato Your Camera. No seriously. It is
    worth getting software for the pc to put the pictures in the video. They
    will be clearer and easier to interpret.

  21. I hate to say it but that gravel and cardboard isn’t a big deal, good idea
    on the manures though, they are a pretty good mix. Check phosphate as your
    levels might be on the high side with all that manure. Should be amazing
    for a couple of years, might want to do 45 0 0 with potash 0 0 60 or so.

  22. beautiful, first class effort, level and all. I’m sure no fly ash will
    bother your garden from the cinderblocks b/c you have black plastic as a
    barrier there.

  23. Great job

  24. first impression. WTF?

  25. Have you looked at the update on the results of the planting in the Hoop
    House? I figured I would be thorough which kept my hoop house standing in
    60mph winds last week here in Raleigh, NC versus simple where the whole
    thing would have been destroyed.