Cinder Block Vegetable Garden | Christine and Richard Alcorta |Central Texas Gardener

Cinder Block Vegetable Garden | Christine and Richard Alcorta |Central Texas Gardener

In San Antonio, Christine Cunningham Alcorta and Richard Alcorta found the solution to growing vegetables on rocky soil: cinder blocks! Richard protects critter noms like tomatoes in a garden net frame house for organic ingredients for garden-to-table 5-star recipes.

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43 Comments

  1. KELVIN ALSTON on October 10, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Love this

  2. Carmen Santana on October 10, 2019 at 4:15 am

    They are so cute 💞👍🏼😙

  3. Inside Kate's Kitchen on October 10, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Wonderful to know that Dragon Fruit grows well in this ares. Thanks

  4. Janette Lavender on October 10, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Love the cinder blocks. Id like to incorporate them in my garden. Nice little garden! TFS

  5. LIeb Lee on October 10, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Gosh I’m jealous where you find such s great gardener🤤👋👋😂

  6. Karen Sterling on October 10, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Just stumbled upon your channel and you have a beautiful garden. I was just wondering about how often you have to water considering you essentially have a raised and the Texas heat? What methods do you use to maintain adequate soil moisture? Thanks and God bless.

  7. mezleona on October 10, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Like the cinder block, but is it safe to use them for growing food? They do use chemicals and with water it will leech into your plants

  8. Joy v on October 10, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Thank you. Raised beds with cinder blocks is an excellent idea. Love your set up.

  9. L O F E N O I A L O F on October 10, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Are your beds like 6′ high ? Or do you stack them parallel so they may be as tall as you like ? Thanks

  10. Hebert's World on October 10, 2019 at 4:24 am

    You are not kidding about the malabar spinach seeding itself. I started with 2 plants 2 years ago and this year i have composted, eaten or given away over 100 plants this year!

  11. Fierce Facts on October 10, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Cinder block often contains fly ash. Growing edibles in cinder block is not wise due to the leaching out of fly ash which is then absorbed by the plants. In comparison, cedar or redwood is nontoxic and perfect for raised bed gardening.

  12. Jen on October 10, 2019 at 4:26 am

    I’d love to learn more about this type of gardening. Great video.

  13. Nils on October 10, 2019 at 4:27 am

    You have a beautiful garden sir,loved watching both are interested in gardening. Otherwise only one person is interested, you both have good chemistry among yourselves. God bless u both

  14. Agnes CF Lee on October 10, 2019 at 4:31 am

    very systematic planting system, like the idea.

  15. Jeanette Kniebusch on October 10, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Show the squash flower and what he does to prepare it.

  16. Jan Lewis on October 10, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Love it and I have a cinder block garden myself here in NZ, brilliant in the middle of the beds. But I’ve totally failed with any plantings in the holes in the blocks because of how fast they dry out (we’re on tank water so watering becomes an issue over summer) I was having to water at least twice a day & couldn’t keep it up. But yours looks fantastic 🙂

  17. Joy Louise on October 10, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Because of soil conditions here in Austin, I also use raised beds. Had capped off the cinder blocks, silly me! Will be incorporating your idea into my beds. Thanks so much!

  18. Debi Barrington on October 10, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Really cool place ..wish to see more

  19. Atom Atom on October 10, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Peaceful Easy Feeling… Nice low cost,simple idea!

  20. CC B on October 10, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Well done! The grapevine is so pretty. 🍇🌻🐞

  21. Mari Alvarado on October 10, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Good video. We have two things in common…I live in San Antonio and I also have a cinder block garden.

  22. john smith on October 10, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Your garden is So Beautiful!!!

  23. Andrea Moore on October 10, 2019 at 4:41 am

    wow, he should teach classes on it. I grew up in SA, it has just gotten so BUSY now…..love his garden though….

  24. Tonio Yendis on October 10, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I’ve got to find the melabar spinach.

  25. mastiff people on October 10, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Thanks for this, we’re in San Antonio and this inspired me!!! I’m using aquaponics as well

  26. Sweety Sweety123 on October 10, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Nice garden. Do u share seeds

  27. Srinivasan Padmanabhan on October 10, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Hello, Lovely garden !! How long did it take to grow the purple dragon fruit from seed to fruit? thanks

  28. GlamourGirl on October 10, 2019 at 4:46 am

    How many cinder blocks have you used for this. Im having trouble counting them. I cant see on the sides

  29. Melda Cano on October 10, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Great ideas. Thank you for sharing. Beautiful garden.

  30. Sid Phillips on October 10, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Do you have a problem with the cinder blocks being to hot in late summer?

  31. DIY Solar Homestead on October 10, 2019 at 4:50 am

    I just found your channel. I will see you often. I have a lot to learn.

  32. Martina Chuquiguanca on October 10, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Que hermoso los huerto

  33. rebecca hamman on October 10, 2019 at 4:55 am

    New subscriber here.love your ideas.planning my 1st raised bed garden with railroad ties on a mountaintop.wish me luck

  34. Always And Forever Art on October 10, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Yes! I’m totally doing this.

  35. William Gallaher on October 10, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Very nice, thank you for sharing.

  36. arif ali on October 10, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Nice thx for sharing

  37. Kay LovePlants on October 10, 2019 at 4:59 am

    I like it but I don’t know if I want to plant anything in cement because they have carcinogenic components.

  38. deezie on October 10, 2019 at 4:59 am

    excellent video* never saw a garden done with the cinder blocks, great idea* your garden is amazing

  39. Félix Fainéant – Novunque on October 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

    buffoni?

  40. john smith on October 10, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Beautiful stuff!!!

  41. L O F E N O I A L O F on October 10, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Those holes look sort of small . I thought that plants especially need more room to grow. Thanks !

  42. AltarEarth on October 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

    Cinder block is toxic. ????

  43. John Lopez on October 10, 2019 at 5:08 am

    I Love the cinder block garden idea. Thank you for sharing your garden with us.

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