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Post  yolos on 2/19/2012, 5:38 pm

Has anyone had any experience using this type of Brick for the raised bed walls. Any idea where to buy them.

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Post  martha on 2/20/2012, 5:20 pm

Bumping, hoping to find you some answers!
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Post  landarch on 2/20/2012, 5:25 pm

this concrete block might work but the openings in the top look way too small to plant.

regular concrete cinder blocks are probably cheaper and more readily available.
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Post  martha on 2/20/2012, 5:43 pm

But I believe Yolos was talking about using them for the walls, not as planters.
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Post  Lindacol on 2/20/2012, 5:59 pm

I believe those are compressed earth blocks that usually you make yourself. The blocks are cheap but the press to make them is expensive.

http://earthbagbuilding.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/star-top-ceb-presses/
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Post  landarch on 2/20/2012, 6:38 pm

from the dimensions, it would take 40 blocks to do a 4x4 bed two courses high...that would be $10...not bad. If they are a pressed brick, I would be concerned about life span with water absorption.
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