Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Internet Talk Radio with Kate Garden about soil block makers: Interview with the Potting Block Guru: What are soil blocks? And, How to use a soil block maker.

Seedlings without Pots? Use Soil Blocks!

Tired of buying, using, washing and storing so many plastic containers for your seed-starting operation? Try making your own soil blocks. A soil blocker produces cubes of compressed growing mix that hold their shape without a container and can be transplanted directly into the garden – sort of like peat pots without the tough outer shell. Soil blocks have multiple benefits beyond their ability to eliminate garden-shed clutter. The blocks are containers without borders, so roots don’t twist into a tangled mat like they do with plugs and cell packs. And because you don’t have to pry seedlings out of containers at transplant time, your flowers and vegetables go into the garden shock-free. The British-made Ladbrooke soil blocker is the industry standard, crafted with zinc-plated stainless steel parts that last for years. Just press the metal mold firmly into a tub of wet growing mix, twist slightly, then lift and release your blocks onto a planting tray. Full-sized blockers for commercial growers cost up to $200, but a hand-held Micro-blocker that makes 20 three-quarter-inch cubes at a time sells for under $30. The Micro-blocker is perfect for lettuce, tomatoes, celery, basil and other small-seeded plants. A larger Mini-blocker makes four 2-inch cubes for cucumbers, melons, squash and larger seeds. And you can pair the two for double-transplants. When tomato or pepper seedlings outgrow the Micro-cubes, they can be dropped into a custom-made indentation in the larger blocks. Attachments allow holes for small seeds, large seeds or the cube-shaped hole that accommodates Micro-blocks. The key to making soil blocks that hold their shape is to start with very moist, almost soggy soil mix – like putty, wet cement or cooked oatmeal. Find more information at Reprinted from permission of the author Andy Tomolomis in the January/February issue of Hobby Farms Home magazine.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thank you Readers, Customers, Ladbrooke Soil Blockers of England!

Greetings All. 

If you found this blog site, you can find more soil block makers, soil block supplies, and soil block information at our world famous website: PottingBlocks.Com or search "potting blocks".

This blog was the beginning of a great idea:  To educate the world of gardeners with the possibilities and potentials of soil blocks and soil block agriculture using the world's finest Ladbrooke soil blockers.

Thank you readers for spreading the word about Potting Blocks.
Thank you Potting Block Customers for trusting us with your gardening product needs and service.
And, Thank you dear Ladbrooke Company of England for believing in us to promote your products in the U.S.A. with integrity, honesty, and passion.

At we have every thing you need to start soil blocking.  Even if you're a beginner in gardening and want to start with soil blockers, we are here to assist you.  Unlike anywhere else on the world wide web, we are actually using soil blockers everyday, and researching and developing advanced soil block gardening techniques.  We only sell products that assist the soil block system, so you can rest assured you'll be supported by our staff of highly trained and qualified farmers, gardeners, and helpful salespeople.

As one market farmer has told us:  "I owe everything to you and your potting blockers for my success."

That's what we do here:  Help you become successful with soil blocks, one gardener at a time.