Roots grow through the pot wall naturally and are air pruned stimulating stronger, more fibrous root development than in plastic pots. There is no need to ‘de-pot’ before potting on or planting out which impacts a growers labour savings.
Establishment after potting on is quicker as there is no root disturbance, so the growing period is normally reduced by several weeks compared to plants grown in plastic pots. No recycling or disposal costs are incurred.
Quicker rooting is achieved because temperature fluctuations in the root zone are reduced and the average root zone temperature is 1 degree higher than in plastic pots.
Reduced Water Consumption
The ability to retain moisture in the pot wall can reduce water consumption by up to 20% compared to plastic pots, when used in conjunction with the Jiffy-Pot Tray, allowing shorter or less frequent irrigation cycles.
The Coir Jiffy-Pot provides a peat-free alternative to the standard product. Coir pots allow even faster root penetration through the pot wall, making them ideal for short-term crops or where quick potting on is desirable. Water distribution throughout the pot is quicker and more uniform, making them ideal for sub-irrigated beds and crops that require precise water management.
Coir Pots are suitable for use in Organic production systems.
Designed for the 6cm (40 cavity) & 8cm (20 cavity) Jiffy-Pots, Jiffy Trays allow quick & easy potting by hand or with a tray filler. Manufactured from heavy gauge plastic to allow several uses. The cell walls are ribbed for air-pruning of the roots whilst the large base hole ensures good capillary contact with growing beds and easy removal of the pots.
Also available pre-loaded with pots.
Recent additions to the range provide de-stacking features to allow easy mechanical handling with minimal set-up. Other sizes can be used with Pot dispensers and other equipment with minor adjustments supported by Jiffy.
Pot sizes range from 5.5cm to 15cm (1.3lr) round and 4cm to 9cm square. Many sizes are available pre-loaded in growing trays.
The recent addition of a fully retailable range provides a Jiffy-Pot for all growing requirements.
The Jiffy-Pot is the environmentally friendly alternative to the excessive use of plastic in horticulture. Jiffy Pots are 100% degradable and approved for organic production, whilst being well suited to mechanical handling on the Nursery.