- Less than 3 weeks until the last spring frost. Feels like it may have already passed but I’m not taking any chances. Still using April 20 for northern Virginia.
- What’s been sowed in soil blocks so far: green onions (lots of them), parsley, chives, tomatoes, hot peppers, asters, four o’clocks, marigold, thyme, oregano, okra, chamomile, spider flower, Swiss chard, endive, and basil.
- What’s already planted: rosemary, Swiss chard, snap peas, endive, and parsley.
- What’s getting sowed this week: radish, many different sunflowers, morning glory, and New Zealand spinach.
- Soil Block making and success rates: 90%
- The only plants I had trouble getting started in the soil blocks are chives. I tried again in vermiculite and still no luck with getting sprouts. Will try once more for those. Everything else is at 90% or better success rate!
How to make soil blocks – Episode-48- Sow Seeds In Soil Blocks To Save Time, Money And Back Pain
Sow Seeds In Soil Blocks To Save Time, Money And Back Pain
- Introduction To Soil Cubes
- The Soil Cube Tool
- TSP EPISODE-831- SEED STARTING PRIMER FOR 2012
- Make your oil soil cube
- Also search for how to make your own soil cube on YouTube
- Episode-41- Early Retirement System – Step 1 Save More Money
Soil cube mix
- 1 part soil conditioner bagged compost
- 1 part moisture control Miracle Grow Potting Soil
- ½ part homegrown compost
- ¼ part vermiculite
- 1/8 part sand
- ¼ part water
- Mix well until consistency is thick but holds together
- For lighter version do not use compost
Song of the Day – Klaus Bedelt – Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl –