How to Transfer Plants From Ferry-Morse into Pots


Made from compressed Canadian sphagnum peat moss and formed into pots or pellets, Ferry-Morse Jiffy products are bio-degradable and can be planted directly into a standard pot or into the garden. Used by gardeners to start seeds indoors, peat pots and pellets help avoid transplant shock of more delicate seedlings. The peat pots minimize transplant shock because the roots remain mostly undisturbed during the transplant process.

Step 1

Choose a planting pot that is three times the width of the Ferry-Morse pot. ‭

Step 2

Fill the planting pot with moist potting soil.

Step 3

‭Use your hands to dig out a hole in the center of the soil that is as deep as the Ferry-Morse Jiffy peat pot. ‭

Step 4

Place the peat pot into the hole and pack the soil around it. The rim of the Jiffy peat pot should be completely covered with soil.

Step 5

‭Water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. ‭

Things You'll Need

  • Planting pot
  • ‭Potting soil


  • University of Minnesota Extension: Planting the Vegetable Garden ‭
  • ‭Ferry-Morse: Jiffy Pots ‭
  • ‭"‬California Master Gardener Handbook";‭ ‬Dennis R.‭ ‬Pittenger‭; ‬2002
Keywords: transplant peat pots, Ferry-Morse pots, transplant Jiffy pot

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