Dustin Powers wrote:I didnt love my soil cube until I used them on a wicking watering mat. Cubes stopped falling apart, root growth in its hunt for water was stronger therefore holding the cubes together better, and I just used a mix of my garden soil and some light potting soil.
It was always the watering that broke the top corners off my cubes.
I like to use the most natural materials I can. So if anyone has other suggestions (other than newspaper, haha) I'd appreciate it.
Peter Smith wrote: So, I am making plans for my first semi-commercial farm garden. I hate those silly plastic pots that end up all over, and I am interested in trying soil blocks.
Healthier plant roots
No plastic pots
Finicky soil mix
Fall apart ?
This is what I am finding, and Elliott Coleman makes it look very easy. I have no personal experience, so I'm wondering if anybody has tricks, tips, warnings, endorsements, soil mixes. Or is nobody using these.
Coleman's mix is
3 parts peat
3 parts compost
1 part pearlite
Plus minerals and fertilizer
I guess I've been abducted by space aliens. So unprofessional. They tried to probe me with this tiny ad:
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