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Soil blocking is a unique way to improve seedling health, creating stronger root systems and better transplant survival rates. Use this guide to soak up the basics of soil blocking, to create a simple two-ingredient soil blocking mix, and to get started quickly.
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Soil blockers come in several different sizes. Most common sizes include "mini blockers", 2 inch, and 4 inch.
You will need a large container that you can mix the soil and water together in and form the blocks. The bottom needs to be flat in order to produce well packed soil blocks.
You have many options for trays including recycled bread containers, old cookie sheets, standard greenhouse trays, or these homemade wooden soil block trays. I prefer the wooden soil blocking trays because they are stronger, hold moisture, have a flat surface area for small 3/4 inch blocks, and are easy to transport.
add soil + water
tightly pack soil into blockers
wash equipment immediately after
use a strong tray or double up plastic trays