Making the 2 inch soil blocks takes a little more muscle. You want to ensure you have all blocks filled with packed soil. If you are doing it correctly you will see water oozing out the top of the blocks. In this photo you can see that I only have water oozing out of the two middle blocks. I need to put more pressure on the two ends.
The block is now full and ready to place in the tray.
Not bad for my first try.
I planted four each of turnips, broccoli and cauliflower.
|You can see a clear difference in the two soil mixes|
for the micro 20 and the 2 inch blocks
Six out of 20 radishes have already started to sprout. Once they all sprout I will plant them into bed 3.
These next two photos are for Daisy over at Daisy's Kitchen Garden. She asked me how I was running power into my greenhouse.
Here you go Daisy. I plugged the power strip into a heavy duty power cord. You know the ones that come in bright orange and you can find them in green too.
|Power strip zip tied to bottom of shelf.|
|Board placed on top shelf to prevent water due to condensation|
from dripping on to the power strip.
I will keep you updated on how the soil blocks are doing and if I'm having any issues.