Nov 202007
 

Soil block maker

A soil block maker. This is a stand-up model for 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ blocks. With the proper potting mix, these guys let you start transplants without pots. Make the blocks and place them in trays. There are block makers for 3/4″, 1-1/2″, 2″ and 4″ square blocks as well. You can also form the larger blocks with an indent that lets you pot up the 3/4″ starters to a bigger block (although this step may not always work that well). Johnny’s Seed (US) carries a full line.

Nov 162007
 

Build-it-yourself peat/soil pot maker

You’ll find building instructions and usage advice for this peat moss/soil block maker gardeninggrapevine.com, an interesting site full of gardening tips and tricks. Seems like a simple enough way to try soil blocks, without investing in a commercial block maker. And there’s more DIY block-making info, with diagrams and photos, at Okay.. How to make your soil block makers…