Jiffy – Sevens Pellets
- Excellent breathability, uniform moisture, as the tablets do not absorb excess moisture;
- Peat is friable and does not injure the tender root system of plants
- A high percentage of germination of seeds inside peat tablets
- Tablets are in the mesh, made from peat with added nutrients
- Various amounts available
Peat tablet Jiffy – is a unique and convenient tablet, which consists of compressed peat. Enriched with nutrients and trace elements, are a convenient substitute substrate for growing plants.
Made from the highest quality sterilised peat to exacting standards, Jiffy-7 Peat pellets are widely used in commercial horticulture across the globe.
Simply place the pellets into a saucer or propagator (hole side up – you will see what we mean when you have them in front of you), add a little tepid tap water to the bottom of the container and watch them expand over a 20 minute or so period. The pellets have a pH of 5.3 so there is no need to PH adjust the tap water, they are also fully fertilised so nutrients are also unnecessary at this stage.
If seeds are going into them make a little hole in the top of the peat about 5mm deep, drop the seed in and gently recover. For cuttings simply make a hole deep into the pellet with a cocktail stick or similar object, take the cutting and dip in Clonex or Azos then push the stem approx 2/3 of the way down into the pellet. When it’s firmly seated very gently press the peat down around the stem of the cutting to make sure no air can get in and to add support.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Definition – What does Seed Propagation mean?
Seed propagation is the method of plant propagation (multiplying, reproducing, or breeding new plants) that is done through the use of seeds. Plants that produce seeds are called spermatophytes.
Seeds are made up of three separate parts, and when a seed matures in an optimal environment, it will germinate and actively grow. Seed propagation occurs naturally but can be done intentionally by gardeners and farmers.
GTP Hydro Explains Seed Propagation
Seed propagation is how many plants naturally reproduce. Additionally, farmers and gardeners can take advantage of seed propagation by obtaining seeds from plants they wish to propagate or grow. Many gardeners will often save and grow ornamental plants and crops from seeds, especially if the plant has many desirable characteristics. This is because seeds carry the genetic information of the parent plant, and will, therefore, retain many of the same characteristics of the parent plant.
In seed propagation, seeds can be germinated and planted in individual containers or starter plugs until they form seedlings. These seedlings can then be transferred to larger containers, or planted in beds or fields. In addition, seeds can be sown directly into the ground and allowed to grow. Additionally, seeds can be gathered from parent plants, or they can be purchased at many different retailers.
As an alternative to seed propagation, gardeners can also propagate plants via plant cuttings (taking clones), grafting, or plant tissues, depending in their skillset, range of equipment they have available, and the plants they are wishing to propagate.
“These are great for starting veg seeds without using plastic pots. Sit in a tray of water and watch them expand. Little dimple in the top for popping the seed in to and hey presto. My seeds are all germinating after a week so they must be good!”
“Nice and easy to use. Expands well. 90% germination success. Good”
“Excellent. Will use these in future to start all my seedlings.“
Jiffy is a brand by 1 of the UK’s largest hydroponic suppliers; HydroGarden.
Jiffy is a range of products designed for growing.
From HydroGardens website:
HydroGarden is a company that is dedicated to challenging conventional thinking by using its available resources and developing new technologies to help drive positive change within the hydroponics industry. We want to help educate our consumers and provide a range of innovative products that meet the needs and requirements of the hydroponics market. Our goal is to be innovative, positive and commercial.
HydroGarden has been supplying specialist Hydroponic equipment to the trade since February 1996. We have become a leader in the market and regularly supply products and services to retailers within the UK and abroad, as well as to an ever-increasing number of commercial growers and research organisations. As we do not supply direct to the public we are able to focus on providing the reseller with a service and product range unequalled in the market. We are a customer orientated company with a mission to bring innovative and high-quality products to the market.
HydroGarden not only distributes world leading brands but we also manufacture our own range of products, giving you the greatest opportunity to source the best hydroponic and horticultural products in the world. Our range of added value services and marketing initiatives give our clients the edge in an expanding and increasingly competitive market.