Has anyone used deck/pier blocks to make supports
I garden in a plot where the soil is shallow, and I do not have boards along the sides of the beds that are sturdy enough to anchor supports to. So I was wondering if anyone has ever used concrete deck blocks (concrete blocks that are designed to serve as supports for a wooden deck) to make trellises or other supports.
Here is a picture of the things I am talking about:
2) Also, there is this kind:
Both blocks are 11 in x 8 in x 11 in and weight about 60lb. Type 1 has a 11/16" hole pre-drilled in the center. Type 2 is made to receive 2x4 plants or 6x6 posts. Type 1 costs just under $5 after tax, and type 2 costs around $7 each after tax. I am just wondering if you think someone could use either of these as a base for upright supports of any kind. What kind of post would you use? Has anyone done this before?
I am asking here, because Sqft gardeners seem to have a knack for this kind of thing... :)