Jiffy 7 - 36-Site Propagation Tray with Large Jiffy Plugs

Jiffy 7 - 36-Site Propagation Tray with Large Jiffy Plugs

SKU: 89316
£14.95
Jiffy 7 - 36-Site Propagation Tray with Large Jiffy Plugs

Joe's thoughts on this product -"I love Jiffy plugs and will never go back to using Rockwool 1" starter cubes. I find that the strike rate on germinating seeds is much higher & cuttings develop roots much quicker. When seedlings & cuttings develop roots in Jiffy 7's they are fatter, whiter & more hairy which is a sign of a healthy root system, this makes the plants take off quicker."

Jiffy 7 - 36-Site Propagation Tray with Large Jiffy Plugs:

The 36-Site propagation tray is the perfect way to germinate 36 seeds or take 36 cuttings. The large Jiffy Plugs it holds create a bigger rooting area than standard plugs and the spacings in the tray’s framework leave plenty of room for young plants to develop before they’re ready for transplantation.

  • Tough, custom framework holds 36 x Jiffy Plugs on a 6 x 6 grid
  • Just soak and swell plugs in water for an hour or so before use.
  • Each plug is individually wrapped in thin fabric and will not fall apart
  • Made with lightly fertilised, sterile and pH-adjusted peat
  • Large-sized plugs for a bigger root zone
  • Lots of space between each rooting plug
  • Provides lots of aeration for enhanced root development
  • Produces healthy, robust cuttings and seedling with excellent success rates
  • Very easy to use

Contains:

1 x Propagation Tray, 36 x large Jiffy Plugs (5cm diameter)

How the 36-Site Propagation Tray Works:

This propagation tray is ideal for germinating 36 seeds or taking 36 cuttings. It holds 36 large-sized Jiffy Plugs in a 6 x 6 grid. Jiffy Plugs are made from dried and compressed peat. The peat is lightly fertilised, sterile, pH-adjusted and fabric-wrapped before being compressed and dehydrated. Jiffy Plugs also contain a ready-made hole for putting your cutting or seeds in to. A thin fabric wrapping ensures that the plugs will not fall apart, but roots are able to penetrate it easily. Each large plug is 5cm in diameter and 2.5cm tall when dry. Once hydrated, they will grow in height to around 9.5cm.

The tray has been designed from the ground up to accommodate these particular plugs, with a sturdy framework that allows them to expand in height while containing the side areas and providing lots of aeration for the rootzone. The spacings between each plug allow cuttings and seedlings to grow through their initial stages without there being too much overlap, which has quite a negative effect if leaves become shaded by other leaves and lose contact with direct light. This helps to improve success rates and allows young plants to be developed further before transplantation to a new container or larger rooting cube. Strong cuttings and seedlings produce stronger full-sized plants - the 36-Site Propagation Tray will give your indoor garden the best start possible.

Using the 36-Site Propagation Tray:

Comprehensive instructions on taking cuttings can be found in various places on the internet. Here is a short guide: Soak the tray of Jiffy Plugs with pH adjusted plain water and place it in the bottom of a propagator. Choose healthy shoots with thick stems from which to take your cuttings and make the last cut with a sterile scalpel. Dip the cut end into a rooting gel such as Clonex and then place the end of the cutting into one of the rooting plugs. When you have finished taking your cuttings, put the lid on your propagator and move to a mild environment under your propagation light. Keep the rooting plugs moist and mist your cuttings 2-3 times a day. After a few days, gradually open up the ventilation slots on the lid of your propagator to reduce humidity.

Jiffy Plugs can also be used to germinate seeds. Simply drop a seed into the hole in a pre-soaked Plug and close the top by pinching the sides. As soon as the tap-root appears, simply transplant it into the grow-medium of your choice.