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OfflineAnonymousNewbie
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What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ?
    #3377146 - 11/18/04 01:24 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Ok, so I've been seeing alot of people say "Jiffy Mix" some stuff you can get at wall mart is pre-mixed 50/50, and works good for casing soil. Is this true? Do you get it in the garden department, sterilize it, and use it as casing layers? THIS WOULD BE GREAT!


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OfflineAnonymousNewbie
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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: AnonymousNewbie]
    #3377174 - 11/18/04 01:35 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

I found this web sight--> http://www.jiffyproducts.com/indexpage.c...y1=Jiffy-Mix%AE <--Jiffy Mix web sight.

It says: #901 Jiffy-Mix
Jiffy-Mix is an optimum blend of pure Canadian sphagnum peat and vermiculite for seedling gemination, cutting propagation and transplants.

pH: 5.5-6.2 Dry Bulk Density: 8-10lbs/cu.ft

Jiffy-Mix Plus: #911 Jiffy-Mix Plus
Jiffy-Mix Plus contains the same fine ingredients as Jiffy-Mix and adds the "growing-on" power of Mag-Amp?, a non burning 7-40-6 slow release fertilizer.

Jiffy-Mix Plus is ideal for vegetable transplants and larger, premium quality bedding plant products. It delivers a nutrient boost both on your bench and then in customers garden or field.

pH: 5.5-6.2 Dry Bulk Density: 8-10lbs/cu.ft.


So if some of the experts can tell me if this Jiffy Mix stuff (unmodified) can be used as a casing layer. I know 5.5 - 6.2 is semi-acidic, well not to bad. Its not neutral, but its not that acidic.


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: AnonymousNewbie]
    #3377197 - 11/18/04 01:49 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Yeah its good stuff. Throw in a little crushed oyster shell or something to get that pH up a lil and you've got it made.


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: atomic1]
    #3377377 - 11/18/04 02:55 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Crushed oyster shell raises the pH? How much of it do i add if so? I thought you were supposed to use calcium carbonate or a liming agent of some sort to raise the pH...


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: AnonymousNewbie]
    #3377580 - 11/18/04 04:39 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

ehh I could be completely wrong but, oyster shell is packed full of calcium carbonate...I believe...which is a mineral salt..and is found concentrated as/in limestone. I'm sure i'm wrong bout some/all of this, but..hope it helps none-the-less. ~D


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: Majestic]
    #3378375 - 11/18/04 10:23 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Oyster shells and calcium carbonate are basically the same..I wonder where I can get this shit locally I can't find any verm locally right now :cries:


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3378408 - 11/18/04 10:31 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Yeah I know what you mean I hate winter. Cold and dreary and they quit stocking verm. till spring. I will have to make a little go a long way I quess.


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3378427 - 11/18/04 10:35 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Do you have a Southern States farm/feed store around you? Thats where i got my crushed oyster shell. They also have verm., peat, pH meters, and all kinds of other useful stuff.


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: atomic1]
    #3378433 - 11/18/04 10:36 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Are you sure they still have verm right now? Most companies (not stores that sell it, the companies that give it to the stores) stop selling it for the winter..most places cant even special order it for you during the winter just because they cant get it themselves.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3378456 - 11/18/04 10:42 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Fuck? Time to stock up!


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3378460 - 11/18/04 10:44 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

No, i'm not positive but it would be worth checking if you have one nearby. I did buy some verm. at home depot about 2-3 weeks ago though. I had to ask for it but it was there with a bunch of other left over garden supplies from the season.


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: atomic1]
    #3378499 - 11/18/04 10:52 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

I dont have one of that name but I can assure you I've checked 5 garden centers, two feed stores and three landscape companies. All unable to help me.

I have never heard of Home Depot carrying verm..I have heard over 3 dozen people incuding myself from the board who have checked for it there and said they have never found it and the website doesnt have it. Are you sure you aren't talking about Perilite (which they do carry)?


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3378694 - 11/18/04 11:34 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

I too think home depot doesn't carry it. Your individual one might be different. Home depot only carries Scott's brand (which I think they own) for things like perlite, peat moss, cactus soil, rye grass seed, and many others. I haven't seen a verm product of theirs.


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: Koala Koolio]
    #3378744 - 11/18/04 11:48 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Indeed..Hoffmans is the vermiculite brand I usually find..havnt seen any scotts brand yet.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3379119 - 11/18/04 01:08 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

hey scat do you have a busy beaver around anywere

they carry it year round


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: intrigue]
    #3379217 - 11/18/04 01:39 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Nope never heard of it..


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3379247 - 11/18/04 01:51 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Check local nurseries. They always have verm, cause their greenhouses are always in full swing.


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3379293 - 11/18/04 02:05 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

No, I assure you its verm.. It's sta-green brand. Maybe its just the individual home depot like elgr said. Best of luck to you though on your quest for verm..


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3380495 - 11/18/04 06:52 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

If you have any hydroponic stores around you I suggest checking them for vermiculite. IME, it is there all year round.


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Re: What's all this I've been hearing about Jiffy Mix ? [Re: daimyo]
    #3380565 - 11/18/04 07:04 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

i guess not all supplier stop stocking it because at the 4 growing stores in my general area, 4 of 4 had it stocked. this does exclude places like lowes and wals mart. these are indoor growing and argiculture stores. didn't have to ask about speacial ordering since they had it in stock.


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