The use of Coir Jiffy-Pots offers several advantages for cost savings and improved plant growth. The pots allow roots to grow through the pot walls naturally, leading to stronger and more fibrous root development compared to plastic pots. This eliminates the need for depotting before potting on or planting out, saving labor for growers.
Quicker rooting is achieved with Coir Jiffy-Pots due to reduced temperature fluctuations in the root zone, resulting in an average root zone temperature 1 degree higher than in plastic pots. Additionally, the pots can retain moisture in the pot wall, reducing water consumption by up to 20% when used with the Jiffy-Pot Tray, enabling shorter or less frequent irrigation cycles.
Coir Pots provide a peat-free alternative, allowing even faster root penetration through the pot wall, making them ideal for short-term crops or situations where quick potting on is desired. They also facilitate quick and uniform water distribution, suitable for sub-irrigated beds and precise water management. Coir Pots are also suitable for use in Organic production systems.
Jiffy-Pot Trays are designed for specific Coir Jiffy-Pot sizes, making hand potting or use with a tray filler quick and easy. The trays are made from heavy gauge plastic, allowing multiple uses. The ribbed cell walls of the trays promote air-pruning of roots, while the large base hole ensures good capillary contact with growing beds and easy pot removal.
For more efficient mechanical handling, some Coir Jiffy-Pot sizes come with de-stacking features, making them suitable for use with pot dispensers and other equipment with minor adjustments.
The range of Coir Jiffy-Pot sizes is comprehensive, offering options from 5.5cm to 15cm in round shapes and 4cm to 9cm in square shapes. Many sizes are available pre-loaded in growing trays, and a fully retailable range ensures that there is a suitable Jiffy-Pot for all growing requirements.