Soil blocking is a method of propagating seedlings that involves filling a metal blocking tool with soil and squeezing to form a compressed cube. Seeds are planted directly into the formed block. Soil blocks come in various sizes and are advantageous for air pruning roots.
Planting season is an exciting time for growers. But, before you get too anxious about planting those seeds, have you cleaned your equipment since the last growing season? Read about the BEST methods to clean and care for your propagation trays.
Bootstrap Farmer's resident gardener, Emily gives us tips on how to make use of extra seedling starts. As a small-space grower that often seeds too much, she has come up with some DIY projects and ideas for the extras.
DIY tips for seed-starting tiny seeds from resident grower Emily. Learn about space-saving solutions for growers with limited room. Click here for a seed-starting tutorial along with other gardening tips at Bootstrap Farmer!
Plant propagation is a delicate process that requires plenty of patience and the right propagation supplies to back it up. Learn about the different plant propagation methods and the equipment that can steer you toward success.
The start of each new growing season usually brings up discussions of how to start plants, prepare the soil and provide an optimal environment for plant growth. Questions surrounding what to do and what not to do can seem overwhelming. Know that there is usually no ONE right way.