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Air pruned soil blocking system used on small farms

Discussion in 'Organics' started by Jaybodankly, Jan 7, 2017.

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    Jaybodankly

    Jaybodankly Well-Known Member

    I used this system for years on a small veggie farm. It is a common method in European farms. Basically, you make a stiff soil mix and use an "ice cube tray" style ejector to make soil blocks. Could be nice system for a clone op. It can be a simple diy project all the way to a motorized production blocking system with seeder.

    Get rid of loads of containers. No more cleaning them and housing the accumulated funk of mounds of plastic. End the circle of plastic.

     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

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    Jaybodankly

    Jaybodankly Well-Known Member

    Easy enough to make your own soil mix too.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    i use peat and vermicastings 1:1 but have better % success with biochar and vermicasting 1:1 since the peat goes hydrophobic
     
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    Jaybodankly

    Jaybodankly Well-Known Member

    Hmm, does bio-char also act as a "perlite" in keeping the soil open?
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    yes indeed
     
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    Jaybodankly

    Jaybodankly Well-Known Member

    Cool I will start incorporating more in my mixes.
     

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