The first year I tried starting all of my plants from seed did not go well. We live in Colorado so there is no planting outdoors until later in May (Mother’s Day is the usual rule). I thought, “I can start seeds inside. That will be easy.” I bought the little Jiffy seed starting kit and added water and my seeds and thought that was it. I tried to stay on top of watering them but they dried out so fast. I tried covering them and the tops got moldy. They did not work. Fast forward a bit and my Aunt introduced me to soil block makers. If you haven’t heard of these they are worth checking out. Instead of a pot for your soil to go into that can cause it to dry out or stay too wet the soil itself becomes a pot for your seed. Transplanting is a piece of cake because you don’t have to yank them out of the pot you simply place the block in a larger bed or pot and you are good to go.
Here is the recipe that I use to make my soil for these blocks.