I started this post with a description of soil blocks and how I use them and which ones I like, but it got way too big. So I've broken it up. Today is what got planted and tomorrow is all about my soil blocks.
Last week I made two whole flats of soil blocks and planted them up. All my lettuce and some Asian greens in one flat. I think some of the lettuce seed that I'm trying will end up being too old, but I'll just resow the blocks again if they don't come up. Bunching onions, alpine strawberries (which are in the freezer right now), celery, sweet alyssum, and leeks in the other flat. You might notice that I put the slower germinaters and growers in one flat and the fast growers in the other. I can move them around with tongs, but it is easier if I don't have to.
I also made some blocks for wintersown plants. I should have gotten them out a couple weeks ago, but I was out of soil then. I hope there will be enough cold weather left for them. Or I'll have to call them springsown plants. I have Alpine strawberries both yellow and red. Some lettuce as a trial. I want to see how long they take to germinate and grow in these containers. I might want to do my spring lettuce this way, but maybe not. Maybe just the later plants this way. And some herbs like oregano and sage. I have a lot more to plant up this week.