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#386167 Feb 6th, 2015 at 07:19 AM
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Need a quick answer? When seed starts sprouting, can the pellet be transplanted in the pot directly, or does the pellet need to be broken up a bit so the roots can spread? If I leave it just as it is, and transplant it that way, will the roots have the strength to break through on their own? Thanks.

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Plant the entire pod. The roots can easily grow through the fine netting.

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Biil, I have to respectfully disagree. I have found that all of my seedlings where I did not remove the netting from the peat pellet were stunted or died. The netting did not disintegrate, and the roots couldn't grow through it. I would strongly recommend gently removing the netting so as not to break tender roots.


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I had absolutely no luck with peat pellets but I figured it was because they were 'no name' brand...the netting was too tough to fall apart.



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old I haven't used Jiffy Pots since the early 70s. Guess they don't make them like they used to! notme

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Bill I have not used them for years either, which is why I didn't say anything. But I think NOTHING is like it used to be.


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Maybe if we used the 'jiffy' brand...they would work. thumbup


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They didn't work for me either.
No escaper for the roots .
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Well guys, thanks, didn't work for me either? Out of 12 seeds, only one came out and to be honest with you, don't think it's a plant seedling but instead a peat weed. I've been taking care of it regardless, but not getting my hopes up.

As for the netting on the peat pellet, well I found out that it's just too tough to rip the fabric fully down on the ones I have, so I took the scissors and cut into them in several places, so I will just chalk this all up to experience. The ones I have are covered with something, but it doesn't look like netting. Who knows what they used?

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The ones made with PEAT have a mesh covering and the ones made from COCONUT FIBER have a more paper like cover. I do not like the coco fiber pods ... they dry out too quickly and the cover is too thick. I have never had success with coco fiber pods. The mesh cover on the peat pods is easy to remove, which I suggest you do, as I too have noticed stunted plants when I leave it on.

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I agree with Bill, the mesh netting allows the roots to grow through until the matter is composted within the soil. That is the whole purpose of the pellets.

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Or it is supposed to.. Which ever comes first.


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