Roots grow through the pot wall naturally and are air pruned stimulating stronger, more fibrous root development than in plastic pots. There is no need to ‘de-pot’ before potting on or planting out.
Establishment after potting on is quicker as there is no root disturbance, so the growing period is normally reduced by several weeks compared to plants grown in plastic pots.
The ability to retain moisture in the pot wall can reduce water consumption by up to 20% compared to plastic pots, when used in conjunction with the Jiffy-Pot Tray, allowing shorter or less frequent irrigation cycles.
Peat pellets (aka Jiffy seed starters or grow pellets) were designed to make starting seeds easier and more convenient for gardeners.
Peat pellets are little disks of dehydrated peat that are held together by a biodegradable fine mesh netting. All you have to do is add water to rehydrate the soil and the pellets expand to create a self-contained pot. ... All you need are the seeds and some water.
The Microgreen plate a cocopeat media, measuring 30cmx40cmx5cm when expanded. The plate is made from RHP certified cocopeat without any fertiliser or wetting agents.
The plate fits into 30cmx40cmx5cm (expanded dimensions), single cavity tray made of recycled plastic. The trays are reusable and the system suits growers supplying restaurants or stores.
The plates are easy to use, simply place in the tray and hydrate until fully expanded and you are ready to sow. Excess water will drain out through the holes in the base of the tray.
The coco planks are washed, buffered and ready to use, according to RHP standards.
Trays have drainage holes but once the coco plank is expanded it holds significant water and very little additional water is needed for germination. Once germinated, watering needs to be more frequent.