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using jiffy pots for 1st time

Postby gardenlen » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:32 pm

g'day all new season coming,

bought a parcel of seeds from eden.

stuck most that i want into these jiffy pots, hope they are a success just easier on the back than potting, only thing we did no labeling so will be somewhat of a mystery dip, but so long as they thrive we will know in the end.

didn't realise how tiny amaranth seeds are, no wonder the flour is so dear

nice day today with onshore breeze happening

8 chooks now only 1 layer oh well
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Re: using jiffy pots for 1st time

Postby jaden62 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:58 am

I found when I used jiffy pots (can't remember what I grew in them @ the time) that the plants didn't thrive when I put them into the ground. Eventually they died off so I pulled them out & found them totally root bound inside the "mesh" around the jiffy pot. So before you put the plants into the ground, slit the sides of the jiffy pots just to ensure that the roots get out.

Surprisingly I also found this with a brand of cardboard pots that I used once too.
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Re: using jiffy pots for 1st time

Postby crazyk » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:34 pm

Why don't you make your own pots from newspaper?
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Re: using jiffy pots for 1st time

Postby ace2 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:47 am

If you want to know how to make them, check out my blog..

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Re: using jiffy pots for 1st time

Postby gardenlen » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:25 am

ok jaden,

i wondered about the root issue, so will do what you say, just a local person said to use them as i was having problems standing there potting seeds and then finding room to store them so they could germinate.

crazyk nd ace,

ok we'll look at the paper we do have concerns with peat being used, but suppose our 1st time and the peat has already been mined

got some seeds popping they progress slowly, okra one eventually has small leaves not the greenest leaves we have seen

we'll be putting duplications in the garden to be sure we get plants.

many thanks for the help
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Re: using jiffy pots for 1st time

Postby gardenlen » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:03 am

ok,

to say we are unimpressed with the jiffies would be an understatement

next season will try those newspaper ones for now it is back to direct seeding

take care, have a great summer season

our sacrificial plants to feed the birds is working allows for us to have less stress and enjoy the kingies visiting us, trying to strike a happy medium

saved the newspaper pot link may even do some for follow up plantings
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