Friday, February 22, 2008

BBF Artichokes

The farming season has officially begun, albeit in a very small way. On monday we started our first seeds of the year. Artichokes!

Our miniblocks, so little and cute. Only 3/4" by 3/4". We start many of our seeds in miniblocks for a few reasons. We can fit more of them on our heat mat, which raises the temp of the blocks to optimal germination temperatures and any that don't germinate don't take up as much space. The 100 miniblocks here would take up about 7 times more space if they were in our regular 2 inch blocks.

Our regular stand up soil blocker makes 2" blocks with a small indent for placing seeds. However it can be converted to punch out blocks with 3/4" by 3/4" holes in the top, perfect for recieving the miniblocks.

The regular dibbles and the 3/4" attachment dibbles

Like a little package, the germinated miniblocks fit right in to the larger 2 inch blocks. Check out the eager seed in the bottom left!


Post a Comment

<< Home