Even though it still seems like we’re in the depths of Winter, Spring really is just around the corner! We’re starting plants in the greenhouse. Mostly onions, but some early greens like spinach and kale.

For the first time we’re starting our seeds in soil blocks, as opposed to the usual plastic seedling trays. Its definitely a learning process, getting the soil consistency¬†just right! We mix compost, peat moss, soil, and sand to make the soil-starting mix.

The consensus is that soil blocks produce healthier seedlings, with less transplant shock when they get in the ground. Maybe best of all is the reduction of all the plastic waste that is usually created. Although its definitely a lot more work!


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