Re: [gardeners] soil blocks (
Tue, 10 Jun 2003 16:45:54 -0500

Agar agar is a seeweed that makes gelatin and is used in beer making and for
cultures and Asian gelatin desserts. It might do better with pathogins as it
is vegetable based rather than made from the hooves of animals. It can be
bought in any oriental store in powder or in bulk.
Bob C.

 unsweetened gelatin to the  water (half the strength
> recommended on the package).  The fellow giving the tip syas his soil
> blocks don't crumble when moved, and the gelatin retains water, feeding
> seedling as it grows.  Sounds good to me.  Margaret L