Soil blocking: A better way to start seeds

Published 3:16 pm Sunday, January 23, 2022

By Chris Blaha, Currituck Extension

Do you want to start seeds indoors, but you just don’t have the space? Are you looking for a more efficient way to start and grow seeds? If so, an upcoming class on soil blocking is for you.

Soil blocking is a perfect fit for home gardeners and a viable seed starting method for farmers and growers of all types. Using this easy to manage, self-contained method you can support up to 240 seedlings in the footprint of a 12” x 24” table top grow light.

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The Currituck County Master Gardener℠ Volunteer’s Speakers Bureau is presenting this free, hands-on class on February 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center, located at 120 Community Way in Barco. Register for this event at

Currently, masks are not required for indoor in-person classes but are encouraged for unvaccinated individuals. Please be aware this could change in light of changing state or local Covid-19 mandates. If you need accommodations for persons with disabilities, call 252-232-2261 or email no later than 10 business days before class.