Soil Block Recipe–Again–And–Again

Time is running short and I have to get some seeds in the SBs.  My trials to date have been;  In the following photo the SB on the left is 50/50 CS/compost. The one on the right is 100% compost.

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After drying for a couple of days, I split the blocks like you would a ripe Georgia peach.  This photo shows the 50/50 block split in half with little fragmentation. I think much too dense for seed starting.

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The 100% compost block, split but did not just fall apart. I think it would be acceptable for starting seeds.

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In this photo the block on the left is the two blocks from the first photos crumbled and a third block made from that material. It would be about 25% casing. The block on the wright, has more compost added bringing the casting down to about 15%.

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This block is about 25% casing.

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And this block is about 15% casings.

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At this point, I think that since the top several ins of my RBs are compost, the percentage of casings are irrelevant. The seedlings will be growing through 100% compost before reaching any worm casings. On my next go around, I am going to use 100% compost, you probably knew this is where I was headed. As usual all comments are welcome.    John

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2 thoughts on “Soil Block Recipe–Again–And–Again

  1. Sounds like a plan- can’t wait to see the little babies that come out of these!

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  2. Sounds like a plan- can’t wait to see the little babies that come out of these!

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