Spading Fork (Digging Fork)
Three Prong Cultivator (suggested)
Bed Preparation Rake (suggested)
3/4" Mini Soil Blocker
1 1/2" Soil Blocker (suggested)
2" Soil Blocker (suggested)
4" Large Soil Blocker
1 1/2" Soil Blocker
2" Soil Blocker
3" Soil Blocker
Dibbles are used for making different sized impressions on the top of each soil block or for making a larger square impression for either potting on smaller plants germinated in the mini blocks or for seeding large seeds.
Propagation trays are useful for handling and transporting your soil blocks around.
RHONDA B. WIILIAINEN
Hi, I am a new lifetime seedtime member. I grow in zone 3b and I have decided to do permaculture food forest gardening, I am researching greenhouses and block soil propagation. I intend on starting my annual vegetbles and flowers in my greenhouse along with growing my tomatoes there for the season. I just need to figure out what blocking supplies to buy and how many I need.
You most likely have found what you want by now but I got the Swift blocker and really like it.
I recommend watching Elliot Coleman’s videos on soil block from the 1980’s linked here. He talks about his equipment plus he farms in your growing zone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYImh4tZkmg. His latest book, I get from our library, gives a table of soil block size to use for each major vegetable.
Thank you so much, Spivey! Very helpful!
And my something new learned for the day! Never knew he was on TLC! Awesome
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