The Jiffy pellet is made from sphagnum peat from specially selected peat bogs. Lime and a special fertiliser with a low ammonium content are added to the peat in order to stimulate growth. The pellets have a pH of approximately 5.3 and are wrapped in a thin, biodegradable net.
Jiffy’s are a popular ready to use media and are perfect for seed raising.
The compressed pallets are 38mm diameter x 7mm in height when dry, and 41mm x 42 when fully expanded. When exposed to water the Jiffy expands and the hydrated media is held within a degradable net. A small indent is provided on top of the disc to place the seed into once the disc has expanded.
Because the Jiffy’s have an outer netting to hold the media inside, they can be self standing or growers can place them into pots or cell trays to further support them.
Once a good root system has developed throughout the media, they can be direct planted into an NFT system or a larger media filled pot or slab.
The Jiffy 7’s are also very popular for soil growers and can be direct planted into the soil when the seedling is established.
Jiffy-7 are manufactured from sphagnum peat (and Coir fibres) harvested from carefully selected bogs which are subject to stringent internal and governmental controls to ensure minimal environmental impact. Peat is only taken from sources where the re-generation rate is greater than the harvest rate and the local ecology will not be adversely affected. The addtion of 25% coir fibres makes Jiffy’s suitable for reduced peat production.