Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Video: How to make soil blocks; Save 10% on seed-starting supplies




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8 comments:

GrafixMuse said...

Excellent video showing the process of making soil blocks. I liked being able to see how wet the soil needs to be to make the blocks.

I purchased my first soil block maker from you about a week ago and can't wait to use it.

Johnny's Seeds News said...

Thank you! Let us know how it works out. Think peanut butter when you mix the soil. I liked that line from the clip.

DirtCheap said...

Good video... But there's a minor mistake in the text. The smallest tool makes 20 three-quarter-inch cubes, not one-quarter-inch cubes.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Regarding the soil block makers, the video was good, but did not mention how to water the blocks during growth to prevent breakdown of the soil block. I have used 2-inch blocks in the past and have always placed them on a self-watering mat. Is there another way (e.g., direct sprinkling, soaking in a tub)?

Johnny's Seeds News said...

Tips for watering soil blocks:
To prevent erosion, watering should be done (especially at first) with a fine rose diffuser either on the end of a hose at low pressure or out of a watering can. If the rose is not fine enough, the mini blocks especially should be misted. Eventually all blocks will firm up, especially after they fill with roots, and normal watering can be accomplished through any fine sprinkler. Extra attention to watering is a general rule in successful blocking culture that will be repaid by the performance of the seedlings.

Paraphrased from: "The New Organic Grower" by Eliot Coleman.

Front Porch Farm said...

We took video as we mixed our soil and made our blocks with your block makers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2m8-hfhtDU

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