Seeding / Germinating / Transplant Friendly Techniques

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Feb 6, 2009
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Seeding / Germinating / Transplant Friendly Techniques

Here is how you can successfully get your’ garden growing green and full of bud in no time. The following techniques are easier then traditional methods, which has a 7 to 10 ratio of germinating. But after several of years testing, I am convinced that these methods are fool proof. The following approach, if done properly, has a higher success rate of germinating then any other conventional practice. The deformed & discolored seeds will also germinate well under this approach. Everyone has their own techniques, but this procedure is better because it drastically reduces the plant’s level of stress during transplanting, by which, won’t slow down the growth rate after transplanting. Like all things that works well, it is costly to start up a nice garden, but it’s well worth the money. All of the products I use are from Jiffy Potting Supplies because they have premium products which specializing in seeding. You can easily purchase all of these products wherever garden supplies are sold.

Needed Products:

1) Jiffy Pellet Tray
2) Very fine mulch / old pellets
3) Jiffy Seed Starter Soil
4) Jiffy 5” peat potting containers (recyclable)
5) Clear containers/ soda bottles (optional)
6) Top soil (of your liking)
7) Straw mulch
8) Insecticide
9) Spray bottle


A) Jiffy Pellet Trays- purchase a pellet tray and add warm water and watch the pellets inflate to double its size.

B) Once the mulch inside the pellets are filled to it’s capacity of water, punch a small incision in the top of the pellets, and place 1 or 2 seeds inside.

C) Cover the incision with fine mulch, or simply use the guts of a used moist pellet.

D) Place the plastic top over the pellet tray; for which the package comes along with, and tape along all of the corners to secure the proper seal. Cover the pellet tray with a towel and place it in a dark warm place, like a dresser draw.

E) Check every several of days to determine when all of the seeds have germinated, because they will germinate very rapidly. Once all of the plants have germinated satisfactory, remove them from the dresser draw and place the fragile plants under an indoor plant light. Leave the plants indoors under the light for several of days, and at least for a week. Water the plants with a sterilized/new spray bottle. When your plants begin to look health, place them outside under a shade, a few hours a day to mature. Notice when they begin to thrive the sunlight, which helps in determining when they are ready for permanently transplanting. Bring the Jiffy tray indoors at night. Continue to do this same routine for a week before transplanting outdoors.

F) Afterwards, purchase Jiffy’s recyclable 5 inch peat pots and your selection of premium seed starting soil. Fill the bottom of container with the soil. Place up to 3 of the fully germinated pellets inside the 5 inch peat pot. (Don’t over crowed them!) Add more seed starter around any other voids places and between each pellet. (Don’t forget, the guts of a used/old pellet works perfectly well too)

G) Wait a week after transplanting them into a peat pot, and Dig a hole and place a table spoons of insecticide in the bottom of hole. Transplant the recyclable peat pot directly into ground and add you’re favorite mixture of top soil to your awaited garden.

H) Once the recyclable pot is properly submerged into the ground, completely cover it with additional top soil, but allow the plants to remain above the soil. Create a temporary shield for your plants to reside within from the weather. (Optional) This clever invisible shield will block any damaging weather that may arise, like wind or thunderstorms. Cut the top and the bottom off of any see-through container that will fits perfectly over the peat pot. For this, you can simply use a 2-litter soda bottle, but Make sure its getting proper ventilation. Never use any contaminated containers that raises any doubts of poising the plant.

I) Add a cover of straw mulch all around the garden area to hold-in moisture. Don’t forget to water regularly.

J) Once the plant begins to look healthy and has grown 2 feet, remove the container and allow the plant to spread out. This will allow the bottom fan leafs to mature properly. Lightly Pesticide when need.

K) Once your plants begin to flower bud, after several of months, add some fertilizer and any additional topsoil of your own choice.

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