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Soil cube tool in action

Seedling cubes

We tried out our new soil block tool today.

Pure stump dirt cubes didn't hold together very well. But half-and-half stump dirt/potting soil cubes did much better.

We'll keep you posted about how well the herb seedlings fare once they germinate and start to grow.

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I made a soil blocker many years ago- worked fine, about the same as the expandable peat blocks, but with more effort and less cost. I think yours will do fine.
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