Just a few of the plants that will end up in the holes of the cinderblocks that edge my new raised bed. Marigolds, including some Kilimanjaro White that I’m starting from seed), herbs, zinnias, snapdragons and other flowers will fill the cinderblocks, making them look more pretty than utilitarian.

Building a raised garden bed

Kat Fox

When building a raised garden bed, you can use almost any material — straw bales, rocks, concrete, logs. A popular choice is lumber.