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Soil Blocking: The Sustainable Seed Starting Method for Your Garden

Are you tired of buying plastic seed starting trays year after year? Look no further than soil blocking, a sustainable and eco-friendly method for starting your seeds.

Soil blocking involves using a special soil block maker to create small, compressed blocks of soil. These blocks replace traditional seed starting containers and allow for seedlings to grow without becoming root-bound. They also eliminate the need for single-use plastic trays, promoting sustainability in your garden.

Soil blocking has many advantages over traditional seed starting methods. The blocks take up less space, as they can be tightly arranged without the need for containers. This method also avoids the shock of transplanting seedlings, as the roots of the soil blocks are not disturbed when they are transplanted into the garden.

When using soil blocking, it's important to use the right soil mixture. A good recipe includes peat moss, vermiculite, and a small amount of fertilizer. This mixture is then moistened and pressed into the soil block maker to create the blocks.

While soil blocking may seem intimidating at first, it's a simple process that can save you time and money in the long run. With the right tools and materials, you'll be able to start your seeds with ease using this sustainable method.

In summary, soil blocking is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional seed starting methods. It eliminates the need for plastic trays and promotes healthy root growth in seedlings. With a little practice and the right materials, you can easily incorporate soil blocking into your gardening routine. Give it a try and see the benefits for yourself!


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