Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Soil blocking

 At the farm we use the soil blocking method. Its something developed by Eliot Coleman who wrote a fantastic book, The New Organic Grower. Its basically a way to start seeds in a nutrient packed little cube giving the plants the best start possible. By making the blocks you are eliminating the plastic containers and root shock. Its quite laborious and takes a lot of soil, compost and time to get it right but its worth it.

First you make the mix

Making the soil blocks
Your work station
Filling the green house tray by tray

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