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Part I: Video I made on Soil Blocks and Starting seeds

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Part I: Video I made on Soil Blocks and Starting seeds

Post  quiltbea on Thu 29 Mar 2012 - 17:51

I just downloaded a video on how to use Soil Blockers to start your seeds indoors.

The mix is made by combining:

3 Qts Peat Moss, fluffed

2 Tablespoons Greensand

2 Tablespoons Phosphate Rock

2 Tablespoons Bloodmeal

Mix these all together well, then add:

1 Qt Perlite

3 Qts Compost

Mix everything together well. This makes the correct consistency for the soil blocks so they hold together nicely.

Here's my video:


Remember, I've never done this before so I'm just learning. I think it covers the issue quite well just the same.

After sowing only one seed in the top of each block, I cover it with fine vermiculite, spritz with weak green tea, put the tray of blocks on the heat mat and cover with a dome until they germinate. And most important, label the blocks. I stick a blank address label beside the cells on the container's edge and write in the names.



Today I started dozens of tomatoes and peppers, some Brussels sprouts and some Pak Choi.


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Re: Part I: Video I made on Soil Blocks and Starting seeds

Post  Lavender Debs on Thu 29 Mar 2012 - 18:06

Awesome job Bea! Not only did I like the video, I loved hearing your voice. You are really good with one handed blocking.
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Re: Part I: Video I made on Soil Blocks and Starting seeds

Post  FamilyGardening on Thu 29 Mar 2012 - 18:14

cheers great video!

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Re: Part I: Video I made on Soil Blocks and Starting seeds

Post  RoOsTeR on Thu 29 Mar 2012 - 18:37

Fantastic job Thank you for putting this together for us QB Lol, I'm with you Debs, impressive one handed block work!

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Re: Part I: Video I made on Soil Blocks and Starting seeds

Post  GWN on Thu 29 Mar 2012 - 19:00

WOW that is a great video, you have a cool accent...

As always there is so much more to learn, I had NEVER thought of using those disposable gloves.
Sometimes my hands become a mess with all the gardening and even the waterproof gloves get wet...
I made my DH watch the video too, I said next year THAT is what I am going to do....
congrats, thanks for sharing
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Re: Part I: Video I made on Soil Blocks and Starting seeds

Post  RoOsTeR on Fri 6 Apr 2012 - 19:26

Part II is up!

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Re: Part I: Video I made on Soil Blocks and Starting seeds

Post  mijejo on Sat 7 Apr 2012 - 3:56

Okay, I am sold on soil block making!

Here is a question: Is there a good non-animal derived substitute for bone meal?
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Re: Part I: Video I made on Soil Blocks and Starting seeds

Post  RoOsTeR on Tue 7 Mar 2017 - 6:59

Great tutorial video here on soil blocks, by our quiltbea!   sunny

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