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Friday Favorite: Soil Block Makers

February 1st, 2019

Many years ago I purchased a soil block maker and have been using it for seed starting. It’s a wonderful tool, both for practical reasons (no plastic seed starting flats needed) and for the plants (reduced transplant shock, air pruning of roots). My old soil block maker started to get rusty and some of the welds were failing, so I purchased two new ones at Johnny’s Seeds. Lucky for me, they were on sale!


I have always used the 2 inch maker, this year I purchased a smaller one as well. With the smaller one I should be able to fit more lettuce seedlings under my grow lights, thus maximizing that space! I have already started a few flats of seeds, onions will be started quite soon. Then the gardening season is up and running….

Do you have any great tools you’ve discovered to recommend?

One Comment to “Friday Favorite: Soil Block Makers”
  1. mm on February 1, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    The Meadowlark broadfork.

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