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#104: Easy Indoor Seed Starting with Soil Blocking: The Journey

by | Mar 1, 2022


In this episode, I’m walking down memory lane of how I came to be such an avid soil blocker seed starter.

I’m sharing how I learned about this method that the Dutch and English have used for decades to start seeds and the journey of tweaking it into a tabletop seed starting method.

Mentions in this episode:

The book The Flower Farmer by Lynn Byczynski
The book The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman
Soil blocking and seed starting equipment

Why I use soil blocking:

  • Super easy to use inside of a home
  • No transplant shock
  • High rate of germination
  • Grow a lot of transplants in a small space
  • Transplants grow fast
  • Plant and handle earlier
  • No thinning or potting up
  • Once equipped with the tools just add blocking mix and seeds each season.
  • The discovery and pursuit of soil blocking allowed me to launch my cut-flower farm. Sharing this revolutionary in-home easy seed starting method with soil blocking surely changed the course of my life.

Thanks for letting me walk down memory lane!


Hosted by Lisa Mason Zielger

The Field and Garden Podcast is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-wining author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener’s WorkshopFlower Farming School Online, and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with Lisa on social!