May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Coir Jiffy Pellets

So I've tried peat jiffy pellets, jiffy pots and toilet paper rolls in the past for raising seedlings and avoiding transplant shock. The Unintentional Peat Pot Experiment is an example of the sort of hurdles I've encountered, and the unsustainability of peat made me give up and go back to just reusing the plastic. After cutting a seedling out of a particularly skinny and annoying plastic tube the other day I decided to give these jiffy pellets from Diggers a go.

They're made from coconut coir instead of peat and so far so good, broccoli romanesco, wombok and brussel sprouts are coming up happily.

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