Introducing your newest favorite farm tool, the Ladbrooke 2" Mini Soil Blocker. The perfect solution for those looking to incorporate soil blocking into their operation. This mini blocker makes it easy and convenient, so you can focus more on growing and harvesting instead of struggling with tedious tools.
This soil blocker comes with (4) 5/8" dowel pins designed to affix to the blocker and create indentations for seed placement. If using larger seeds like sunflowers or peas, purchase the 1" dowel pins separately.
If you plan to pot up your ¾ inch blocks, you will need to add the ¾ cube pinsto make the properly sized indentations in your 2-inch blocks
PLEASE NOTE YOUR SOIL BLOCKER COMES WITH THE SEED PINS IN A SEPARATE SMALL BAG. MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT DISCARD!
Helps prevent root shock.
Naturally air prunes roots.
Made from zinc-coated, solid steel
Unit is 2" x 7.5" x 9" tall, including the handle, blocks are actually 1 13/16" square
Most products will ship from our facility in 1 to 2 business days after the order is placed. Express shipments placed after 12PM EST will be shipped out next business day. Full details can be found on our Shipping Policy Page
Returns can be made on most products within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days we unable to offer a refund or exchange. Certain products are non-returnable. For full details visit our Returns Policy
Do you have a recommendation for a soil recipe that would work well for soil blocking?
SOIL BLOCK RECIPE From The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman
A standard 10-quart bucket is the unit of measurement for the bulk ingredients. A standard 1 cup measure is used for the supplementary ingredients. The following recipe makes approximately 2 bushels of mix.
3 buckets brown peat (standard peat moss).
½ cup lime. Mix ingredients together thoroughly.
2 buckets coarse sand or perlite.
3 cups base fertilizer (equal parts blood meal, colloidal phosphate, and greensand). Mix thoroughly.
1 bucket garden soil.
2 buckets well-decomposed compost. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
Moisten the mix thoroughly using 1 part tepid water for every 3 parts blocking mix. Successful soil-block making depends on the mix being wet enough. The mix should have the consistency of soft putty or wet cement, so that a small amount of water oozes through small openings in the blocker as the blocks are made, and the individual blocks cling to the blocker until you are ready to release them. The water to soil ratio is both an art and a science - you may have to add more water or mor mix to get the proper ratio to get the blocks to hold their shape.
What type of soil is used with soil blockers?
Any fine seed starting mix is great because it is free of large pieces of organic matter (I.e. sticks, etc.)