No one uses these items?
Anyone ever use them with success? Let me know- I’m a sponge and need information! I only have 1 seed and want to make it count! @MeEasy
No one uses these items?
I’ve never used the pellets but have seen them used a bunch, but I’ve used the pots they’re nice because they tell you when it’s time to water them by the sides getting dry but the roots don’t seem to like growing through them so I would repot like a regular pot but because they turn mushy I would break up the root ball to much shocking the little ladies
I use the pots they are good cause u just plant the whole thing into ur soil with having to pull the plant out of it
A lot of people complain about peat pellets not expanding well and being too hard. That was my experience with them. But I suspect most just use stuff they have around and consider both unnecessary extra stuff to buy.
Thanks guys! Now I’m even more confused! I have 3 totally different opinions and no 2 alike! What would each of you do if you only had 1 seed?
If I had one seed…sounds like a quest in a video game!
I used the pellets for clones but my record is three successful out of 25 or so! The pellets worked great for my garden plants though.
Well in other words they will work but if you can get a solo cup
Much easier and find at the dollar store.
The pots I don’t like cause they don’t allow alot of air to the roots and don’t break down quick enough imo and pot the pucks ive used multiple times cor clones but perfer rapid rooters
I’ve done 1 promotional seeds quite a few time I’d start with coco with perlite half saturate it, soak the seed 24 hours in a warm totally dark spot with 1.5 tsp peroxide mixed with 1/2 C water ( room temp declorinated)covered by fabric to breath plant it 1 fingernail deep ( seed sideways) ,dome ,spray 3 times twice a day
Yup. We buy them anyway, so I just grab them and burn a bunch of holes in the bottom with soldering iron. Then fill it with coco I already plan on using and drop pregerminated seed in. Whole process takes 5 minutes if iron is hot, and doesn’t cost a nickel extra from what I’m already doing.
I like the jiffy pots. Easy to transplant
One seed. I would use @GreenSnek approach but my solo cup would be filled with a soil/perlite mix.
Pellets no if you only have me seed. As soon as the roots start pushing through that outside net bag it is a pain to try and cut it off with out damaging the roots plus the substrate always seems to fall apart.
Peat pots. Have not used them. Maybe slice off the bottom and punch a few holes in the sides so that if it is tough for the roots to push through the peat walls they have some easier routes?
Or skip all that. Germinate seed and plant directly in final home.
Now you have a 4th option LOL.
I used them and it’s my first grow as well. I didn’t notice they aren’t fun to get expanded. I mashed on them a little and it took some time and coaxing, everything I put in them did well.
It was really easy transplanting with those disks, I did remove the mesh best I could,…I felt better handling the root system by dropping that whole thing in my soil.
Did the same thing with a clone and it went well.
My thought as well…I cut out the bottom,then at transplant cut up the side to drop it in and never had to handle the roots!
Ok well the cup deals just don’t break down in the soil fast enough for the roots to have open roam area it basically restricts the roots massively in my experience using them. Basically same for the pellets as the mesh around hold the soil does not allow the roots thru like it should and restricts the roots to a smaller area. Use a solo cup or go strait to the final home with the seed for best results I’m sure alot of ppl already gave u these ideas or some close or better. Good luck with your grow
Thanks so much to everybody for your input! I’m gonna start the water soak tonight!
Did they crack open?
Not yet. Had it in water for 24 hours then moved to moist paper towel. Still in dark.