27 Jan '12, 5pm

Starting seeds indoors

Starting seeds indoors

Instead of using plastic plant pots, which might be rejected by a recycling center and end up in a landfill, consider using an environmentally-friendly soil blocker. A soil blocker makes cubes of compressed potting soil with an indention for the placement of the seed. Because air can reach the roots much more effectively in a pot-less block of soil than in a plastic pot, the “air-pruned” roots in a soil block grow more vigorously than those in a pot, stay within the soil block and don’t suffer significant transplant shock when planted in the garden. A soil blocker that makes four two-inch cubes can be found at organic gardening stores or online sites, sometimes for under $30.

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