all of it. She won't be able to shred the blocker now will she.)
There was a recipe included with the blocker (Eliot Coleman's), but I went with the recommend bagged mix since I can get it at a decent price through the NOFA bulk order. The problem is that it might not be in before I want to start those maters. No worries though, I also purchased some Cow Pots. Ever see the "poo-pot" episode of Dirtiest Jobs? (Just in case you missed it back in the day and are curious: http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/dirty-jobs-poo-pot.html - check it out!) I will probably transplant into the poo pots rather quickly this year, then bury the pot and all when they go into the quart size containers. Hoping for happy roots!
As for seed flats I love the domes for germinating and keeping the delicate new seedlings moist. I ordered a 'kit' that came with different sized cell Pro-Trays to keep the soil blocks company. This year I will most likely be germinating my fall sowings in a flat wherever possible since my seeds/seedlings were snacks for creatures this past year. Fall sowing was a complete bust! And that giant green thing? I am messy. Very messy. Not so cool when your baby veggies live in the bedroom.....this contraption should help keep the dirt where it belongs, not on the floor. If only I bought an extra to keep in the kitchen. :)
Ooh! I finally have my cherished Pistou Basil seeds in hand. Last year I did a post on this favorite herb which can be found here after my plants arrived. We LOVE this stuff sprinkled generously in salads all summer long. It has a pleasant, mild flavor and there is no chopping involved. Mmmm, I can almost taste it now.