Jiffy seed pellets - any good?

Hello.
Are these pellets good for starting seed, better or worse than using seed compost?
Many thanks
Neil
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wrote:

love Jiffy pellets.........soak 'em, plant them, and plant them deep enough to cover their necks to insure they don't wick moisture away.........did beans with them last year. I also like to make my own "seed tape" with paper towels and seeds and flour paste to seal the edges.
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Ennnceee said:

tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. These have no mesh, which makes them a bit touchier to handle. (Always soak them and let then sit for 24 hours before use and they are much easier to move around without damage.) These are then transplanted to larger pots to grow on before transplanting outdoors.
I use the Jiffy-7 pellets (these come in a regular and extra deep version) for starting a few ornamental things that could use a bit of a head start before going out (for example, 'Flying Saucers' morning glory).
Most other things that I grow from transplants (zinnia, lettuce, various crucifers) I start in 4-cell trays with germinating mix, but these are smaller quantities, spread out through the year.
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