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Article: The Thrifty Gardener: Cheap tricks for seed starting: jiffy pots

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Sonoma, CA

January 23, 2010
10:48 PM

Post #7489515

Just picked up a Jiffy greenhouse system with pellets, tray and plastic lid. Anyone used those for starting vegetable seeds? Seemed convenient though I am sure it can be done cheaper with your own containers.
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 6a)

January 25, 2010
3:45 AM

Post #7493561

I use jiffy pots for all of my seeds, including veggies. They work great for me - hardly ever lose seedlings and have great germination rates. The only drawback I see to using the pellets for vegetables is that their roots grow so fast, that once they sprout repotting needs to happen quickly. Good luck!
Sonoma, CA

January 27, 2010
4:51 AM

Post #7501039

Thanks alot for the feedback. I did that transplanting to a larger pot would happen quickly. Do you only put in seeds that tend to germinate at the same rate?
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2010
8:07 PM

Post #7502700

Not necessarily the same germination rates, although veggies mostly seem to germinate really quickly. I have different levels of lights on different shelves so if one set of seeds germinates faster than another, I can separate them out and keep the lights at the correct level for each kind.

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