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marijuana seed from jiffy pellet

They are so called because they were commercialized by a company known as Jiffy Group and they are peat or coconut fiber that comes pressed and wrapped in a thin mesh. They have the shape of a small, cylindrical and flat disc which, when wet, swells up to multiply its size upwards, and contains a small hole at the top to introduce the seed or the stem of the cutting.

Infographics representing how to use a jiffy pellet*

🧐 What is a jiffy ?

In this case it is only necessary to prepare the pot where we are going to put it, to add substrate until filling up a 75% approximately, to introduce the jiffy with the plant and to add more substrate until burying all the jiffy and part of the stem.

It is not ideal, since this system needs a great aeration in the roots and jiffy does not allow this, at least at the base of the stem, so it can get to form fungi, although it would not be the first time we see it.

One of the most popular products in Grow shops is jiffy, due to its low price, versatility and ease of use. But not everybody knows about the existence of these small objects, or many people do not know how to use them. For this reason we thought it would be appropriate to create this post, explaining what it is, how to use it and the advantages and disadvantages compared to other methods.

While Rockwool is a suitable environment, you’ll need to adjust it some for marijuana. First, you’ll need to add fertilizers – around 600 parts per million. You’ll also need to reduce the pH, which is too high to support sprouting. It’s also a bit dangerous to handle. Wear gloves and protect your mouth and eyes while handling it.

Jiffy pellets are primarily made from peat moss. However, peat moss on its own is not ideal for sprouting seeds. That’s why they also include lime, which raises the pH. Jiffy Pellets have a pH of 5.5, compared to peat moss’s 4.4.

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Water is another method for sprouting a marijuana seed. This method produces a seedling in 24-48 hours. The advantage of using water is that you can ensure adequate moisture for germination.

Here are some reasons why Jiffy Pellets are ideal for sprouting marijuana .

For the best results, you need a precise understanding of how to get started growing your marijuana plant. Choosing Jiffy Pellets as your initial medium is probably the best way to go. Outside of this option, coir is your next best alternative to Jiffy pellets. But first, let’s discuss how a marijuana plant grows.

They come dry and compressed. We will need to add water to them so they expand and become usable for planting.

It is very important to only put one marijuana seed per jiffy pellet.

You can find jiffy pellets and almost every garden store, or you can order them here. (Of course I always order them online because I am a lazy stoner.)

Instead, we need to slowly pour 1 cup of water over them. Then wait several minutes until they expand.

My favorite way to germinate marijuana seeds is with jiffy pellets. I currently have a 100% germination rate using jiffy pellets!