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peat pellets for weed seeds

Peat pellets for weed seeds

One of the most popular products in Grow shops is jiffy, due to its low price, versatility and ease of use. But not everybody knows about the existence of these small objects, or many people do not know how to use them. For this reason we thought it would be appropriate to create this post, explaining what it is, how to use it and the advantages and disadvantages compared to other methods.

Infographics representing how to use a jiffy pellet*

What is a jiffy ?

The small jiffy pellets, of 24 mm. (0.94 inches) and 33 mm. (1.3 inches), are more intended for cuttings than for seed germination. This is because due to their small space the roots appear very quickly and in addition a better aeration is achieved when many clones are placed in the same tray.

How to use Jiffy pellets for germination or cutting

They are so called because they were commercialized by a company known as Jiffy Group and they are peat or coconut fiber that comes pressed and wrapped in a thin mesh. They have the shape of a small, cylindrical and flat disc which, when wet, swells up to multiply its size upwards, and contains a small hole at the top to introduce the seed or the stem of the cutting.

The very best pellet for seed starting! Each one contains weed-free professional grade Canadian Sphagnum peat.

Add water, and the Jiffy 7 Peat Pellets quickly swell to 7x its original size to become a perfect self contained pot with its own perfect medium for starting seeds. Seeds are nurtured within the pellet to germinate faster into young seedlings. It is held together by fine netting, ensur­ing optimum air/water exchange. Roots emerge easily through the porous walls of the pellet as a result of the enhanced air circulation created by the unique design. The superior root development then assures stronger, healthier plants for transplanting.

The Jiffy 7 Peat Pellet – after your plant has started – goes directly into the ground. As a result, no transplant shock occurs, and the plant has full vigor to mature faster. All the young, thender roots remain totally intact.