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Using Coconut Pellets for Seed Starting

Using Coconut Pellets for Seed Starting

Mary Smith |

These little pellets are AMAZING!!!
Check out MY results using Coconut Coir pellets.

Step 1: Take out your Coconut Coir Pellets.  I like to use a large tray

Step 2: Add water to tray and Coconut Coir Pellets.  Using warm water might help them "grow" faster.

 Step 3: Add seeds to the hole and gently cover or "squish" coconut coir.

Step 4: Place in a warm sunny place and keep moist.  This is where the real growing happens!

 Below are my PEPPERS growing!  Once the roots start to stick out of the pellet it is time to transplant.  I chose to transplant into a container for now while I care for these peppers.  While they continue to grow I will prepare my garden bed.

About Coconut Coir Pellets: The very best pellet for seed starting!
Add water, and the Coconut Pellets quickly swell to become a perfect self contained pot with its own perfect medium for starting seeds. Seeds are nurtured within the pellet to germinate faster into young seedlings. Roots emerge easily through the porous walls of the pellet as a result of the enhanced air circulation created by the unique design and characteristics.

The Coconut Coir Pellet - complete with the started plant inside - goes directly into the ground. As a result, no transplant shock occurs, and the plant has full vigor to mature faster. All the young, tender roots remain totally intact.   NEW Coconut Coir Pellets are more eco-friendly!

Here's a video we created for youtube.!

There you have it!  Check out Mary's Heirloom Seeds for more information!

If you have additional questions please give us a call or email

Happy Planting!


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Having trouble

Margaret Murray ,

Hi Ray!
Thank you for your interest in Mary’s Heirloom Seeds.
There are different sizes of coconut coir and peat pellets.
These are similar in size to the standard store-bought peat pellets. The difference I have seen so far is that we have more successful germination and the outer covering degrades faster in the soil (which is a good thing).

Mary @ Mary's Heirloom Seeds,

I’ve been using Jiffy pellets. Are these coconut coir pellets the same size as Jiffy pellets?

Ray White,


The pellets should be moist but not sitting in standing water. Seedlings need plenty of light with a little bit of airflow. Cinnamon sprinkled on the top can help with “dampening off.”

Mary @ Mary's Heirloom Seeds,

I’m using coconut coir for the first time & have a question concerning how moist to keep the coirs once seeds are planted.
I think I may have over-dampened mine & caused some deaths.
Your advice, please.


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