Soil blocks

This fall we are starting hardy annuals and preparing to transplant to the field, where they will (hopefully) overwinter under low hoops for an early, robust start. Over the weekend we finished forming the last of ~700 soil blocks, using Eliot Coleman’s recipe and a soil block press from Johnny’s Seeds.

Advantages: No plastic cell-trays (huge reduction in waste). Roots don’t bind in the cells, and transplanting is less of a shock.