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Using 2 year old Jiffy Peat Pellets

Posted by minal (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 24, 10 at 11:50

hello,
I have some jiffy peat pellets which are 3 years old and some which are a year old. Can I still use them for seed starting? or should I buy new peat pellets. They were stored in a cool dry place, so they are not soggy or damaged in any way.
Any suggestions recommended. I did use the search function, but could not find any older posts about this topic.
thanks.


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RE: Using 2 year old Jiffy Peat Pellets

Sure you can use them


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RE: Using 2 year old Jiffy Peat Pellets

Here you go. You can use them if you want to but if you read through some of these you may change your mind.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: Peat Pellet discussions


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RE: Using 2 year old Jiffy Peat Pellets

Yea, as long as they have not gotten wet/soaked by anything other than water, moldy, etc., you should still be able to use them. Just rememeber to remove that netting & pot up sooner than normal (as soon as root start to show on bottom of pellet) and you will be fine. =)


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RE: Using 2 year old Jiffy Peat Pellets

Great!!, then i will go ahead and use them. I had lots of them left over from last year and didn't want them to go to waste.
Dave thanks for the link, not sure why other people had problems. I have had great success with peat pellets. As soon as I see germination in the pellets, I put them under lights for 3-4 weeks and then transplant the plants (after removing all netting) into plastic cups filled with seed starter mix and leave them under lights , till I am ready to plant outside.


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