Hi--I was wondering if anyone here has ever started seedlings using soil blocks? This is my first year trying them and so far so good, it's just that there seems to be a whitish cast that's developing on the block. It doesn't seem to be mold--does anyone have any idea if this is normal? The seedling appear to be okay. I'd be appreciative of any input. Thanks!
Thanks Prairie Girl--I didn't know that. I will certainly try that, though I'm going to have a hard time finding rain water here--we're supposed to get flurries later! I do have some distilled water though--perhaps I could try that, and use that exclusively on my seedlings from now on.
I read a description yesterday about making soil blocks using gelatin! Has anyone tried this? Seems the gelatin firms the starting mix so that it holds together well and also nourishes the seedlings. I've added on to my grocery list so that I can experiment...can't resist the challenge.