Technically , a Jiffy peat pellet is a small disc made of compressed material. However, Jiffy pellets enlarge up to seven times their original size when you add water, creating a suitable environment for the sprouting process. The fine netting keeps the Jiffy pellet ingredients in one place as your seed sprouts.
Sprouting marijuana seeds in regular soil is a common practice. Soil is a natural medium and can protect the seeds as it develops its fragile roots. For this option, be sure to start with the right type of soil for marijuana. Use a seed starter or fertilized potting soil with a pH of around 6. Soil has both minerals and spores that supports growing marijuana plants.
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You don’t need to buy a Jiffy pellet tray to germinate your seeds. You can also place a jiffy pellet in a paper cup. However, if you go this route, make sure you leave plenty of room for the roots to grow by not planting your seed too deep.
The sprouting process is the foundation of your marijuana plant, so do not take this step lightly. Other than starting with a high-quality seed , you need to ensure that your conditions are optimal. It is challenging to optimize the natural mediums, which is why a medium such as Jiffy pellets comes in handy.
There is no risk of destroying the fragile roots of your seedlings. Therefore, you eliminate transplant stress that can lead to plant death. Are your seedlings ready to move? After placing the soil pellets in a larger growing environment, the roots will expand through the mesh and access their soil.
The ideal temperature marijuana seed germination is 70°-78°, so try to keep the jiffy pellets in an environment that can accommodate that.
It will take the seeds a few days to germinate. It is very important to make sure that they jiffy pellets do not dry out during this time.
My favorite way to germinate marijuana seeds is with jiffy pellets. I currently have a 100% germination rate using jiffy pellets!
Once the jiffy pellets have expanded, we can plant our marijuana seeds.
Take one of your seeds and put it about .5″ deep in the pellet. It does not matter which way the seed is turned. Cover it with some of the top soil.
Anywhere from 2-8 days later, you will see your marijuana seeds begin to pop their heads out of the jiffy pellets. This will not happen to all your seeds at one time, so be patient and do not mess with the ones that need a little extra time.
Once the seeds have broken through the soil, they will need to be placed on either a 24/0 or 16/8 light schedule to start the germination phase.