Quick useful Jiffy Tray fix or two

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As the standard Jiffy tray is rather flimsy I do a quick modification or two to make them useful :)

I start will plant flats that any Nursery is more then happy to give anyone free. I asked for 6 yesterday and they gave me 10 anyways -

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I drill 1/8 inch holes for drainage in a Standard Jiffy Tray as so, nothing fancy -

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Insert the Jiffy Tray into the Flat. Now you can actually lift and move it without it collapsing -

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Cover for tiny cutting or seeds. You can also drill the sides for air flow if you feel a need -

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I carried this tray over 20 feet without it folding or failing using this method -

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If you need to not have them drain as if bringing indoors simply plop the flat and tray into another without holes -

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Happy growing!

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I am surprised nobody asked why not just use the flats that are free?

I believe it was @rockm that posted about rain and how much it actually tosses dirt from the ground upwards even in small bursts. It can cause a variety of problems.

I keep most all of the small stuff less then a foot off the ground on shelves so the Jiffy used as a liner offers the plants some protection from that and I also have not found any critters under plant containers.

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