How to Transplant Jiffy Peat Pods


Jiffy peat pots, manufactured by Kentucky’s Ferry-Morse Seed Company (a division of Jiffy of the Americas), are made from sphagnum peat moss and recycled wood fiber and compressed into pots and pellets. Gardeners use peat pots to start seeds indoors prior to the spring planting season. They are especially useful when starting plants that are intolerant of root disturbance.

Step 1

Amend your soil as you would when transplanting a bare-root plant. Generally this includes digging up the soil and crushing any large clumps and adding amendments, such as compost or manure to the soil.

Step 2

Saturate the pots with water prior to planting.

Step 3

Dig a hole that is the same depth as the peat pot and twice the diameter.

Step 4

Tear off the bottom of the peat pots. This exposes the roots and allows them to more quickly penetrate the soil.

Step 5

Place the peat pots directly in the holes and fill the holes with soil. Make sure that the rim of the pod is completely buried under the soil. Use your hands to press the soil to remove any trapped air pockets.

Step 6

Water the newly-planted pods and keep the soil moist as you would with any transplant.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel Soil amendments


  • Ferry-Morse: Relocation
  • Ferry-Morse: Jiffy Pots â?­
  • University of Minnesota Extension: Planting the Vegetable Garden
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