Soil Blocks for Vegetable Production

Tom Elmore - Organic Growers School
Workshop Level: Beginner
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Tom Elmore is co-owner and operator of Thatchmore Farm in Leicester, N.C. They have produced certified organic fruits, vegetables and ornamentals since 1987. Elmore serves on the boards of the Organic Growers School and the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association.



Workshop Description

Soil blocks allow growers at any scale to produce quality transplants with minimal investment in containers. Soil block starts are easier to transplant and often produce healthier plants. This workshop describes a soil mix recipe, getting the moisture right, sowing techniques, and how to manage soil blocks for great vegetable transplants.

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Speaker Bio

Tom Elmore is co-owner and operator of Thatchmore Farm in Leicester, N.C. They have produced certified organic fruits, vegetables and ornamentals since 1987. Elmore serves on the boards of the Organic Growers School and the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association.

Visit www.thatchmorefarm.wordpress.com for more information.