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Soil Blocks for Seed Starting

This is a picture of me making what we call soil blocks! It is used heavily in our seed starting for plants that have small seeds. How it works; you mix soil, peat, and compost in the right ratio and add water to keep it together, stir it with a shovel and you are ready to go! Take the tool in your left hand and push it down in the mix to squash it full of soil which creates the blocks. When it is full you push out the blocks by squeezing onto a tray. Someone will have the seeds ready to put in the holes that are pre drilled by the block tool. This is one of my favorite things to do here at the farm because it takes little effort to make big results and it keep seedlings healthy and organized on the trays!

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