Substrates

Products

A professional grower wants the optimal growing media mixes best suited to their crops. That sounds simple, but this involves a huge range of variables. Every crop demands a reliable and consistent substrate composition to ensure optimal yield, plant stability, nutrient supply, water retention and ultimately, plant quality. Growers today also see more demand for organic crops and environmentally-friendly cultivation methods. The reusability and safe disposal properties of substrates are increasingly important in our industry, and we are happy it is. Our substrate solutions answer today’s demands for professional plant production.

Product Certifications
To guarantee the high quality standard of our products, we certify our product portfolio for organic use, biodegradability, quality, uniformity, etc. This way we help you to meet the requirements your products need in the field for organic production, sustainability, biodegradability and quality.

Flexistart

Flexistart is an enriched all-natural substrate that transforms from a loose fill mix into a stabilized plug by adding water. It works with most flat filling equipment, tray size, seeding or sticking method, and transplanting machinery. It provides efficient in-line changeover, enabling just-in-time production. During trials, Flexistart consistently outperformed the control in root development, plant uniformity, and flower count. It offers a fully enforced dibble structure. This ensures centered seed placement and complete contact for unrooted cuttings – every time. The exceptional plug integrity minimizes soil loss, whether you are grading, transplanting, or shipping young plant material.

Flexistart is commercially available in North America and open for trialing in Europe.

  • Excellent handling
  • Time and labor saving
  • Minimizes waste
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Jiffy Substrates

Jiffy’s range of substrates include peat-reduced, peat-free and organic certified solutions. We also have a long history of knowledge and experience in delivering the highest-quality substrate mixes for plant production with the most uniform characteristics, tailored and tested to meet each crop’s specifications, every time. Jiffy blends quality substrates at modern production facilities in a number of locations across the world, in order to guarantee the best physical characteristics.

  • Very reliable
  • Highest quality
  • Tailor made
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Jiffy GO range

The Jiffy GO substrate mix range caters for a very wide range of crop applications. There is a Jiffy GO solution for bedding, propagation, vegetable, nursery stock and perennial or other greenhouse crops. The GO brand range has over 30 different standard substrate mixes to meet your specific needs. While normally delivered in 70-litre bags, Jiffy GO can also be delivered to you in 50 Liter bags, big bales and big bags, or loose. There are six categories of Jiffy GO Mixes: seeds and cuttings; bedding plant production; pot plant production; nursery stock and perennials; mixes for organic production; and mixes for vegetable plant propagation.

  • Stronger roots
  • Plant resilience
  • Compact growth

Jiffy-Mix

North America’s professional growers know Jiffy-Mix and Jiffy-Mix Plus as substrate mixes which are among the most trusted brands on the market. While Jiffy-Mix is the ideal solution for seed germination and unrooted cuttings, Jiffy-Mix Plus is ideal for transplanting rooted cuttings or vegetables. Jiffy-Mix incorporates the world’s highest-quality substrate ingredients such as RHP-certified coir coconut pith, blends of block-cut European peat as well as longer-fibred grades of Canadian peat.

  • Stronger roots
  • Plant resilience
  • Partnership

TPS

Jiffy’s TPS peat substrate mixes are delivered directly from our modern mixing facility in Estonia and are used for many crop applications. TPS substrates are fine-to-coarse structured mixes which contain specific blends of white and black peat, block peat and coir coconut pith. The mixes also include Tref Base Fertilizer TBF which provide the nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) in the required balance, as well as trace elements, to ensure healthy plant growth.

  • Stronger roots
  • Saving time
  • Partnership

FORMiT

Today’s ultramodern high-tech growers need special substrates which can meet their specific demands. For example, vegetable growers who produce young plants in small plugs using automated planting equipment need substrate which holds together during the rigors of automated handling and transplanting. Jiffy FORMiT substrate blend is designed specifically for today’s highly automated growing facilities. The FORMiT product line contains a special mineral binder which keeps the plug together when run through automated transplanters or field planting equipment. The stable FORMiT plug, a lack of transplant shock and a more efficient use of planting equipment, thanks to fewer misses in the field, saves labor on re-planting missed spots, and results ultimately in higher yields.

  • Stronger roots
  • Saving time
  • Solution driven

Peat-free Jiffy Substrates

Our innovative peat-free blends are crafted from renewable materials, reducing the environmental footprint without compromising on performance. Experience the ease of use and superior results of Jiffy substrates, designed to meet the specific needs of your crops. Our experts are at your disposal to assist in replicating conventional mixes, ensuring a seamless transition to peat-free growing. Combining coco products, wood fibers, pine bark, minerals, compost, and clays, our substrates deliver air-filled porosity, drainage, and stability. We also provide support throughout the transition phase, guiding you in establishing optimal fertilization and irrigation schedules for peak crop performance.

  • Peat-free
  • Stronger roots
  • Innovative

Videos

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FAQ

Not sure if the Jiffy Substrates could be the solution for your business? Read the most frequently asked questions here. Can’t find the answer you are looking for? Reach out to us by filling out our contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

  • What packing options are available for substrates?

    We supply our mixes in a variety of packing solutions, depending on the production location. We can supply you directly in bulk in your potting soil bunker, Big bales in different sizes (from 4,2 to 6 EN-m³), in bags of 50 and 70 liters EN, and compressed bales (from 225 to 300 liters EN). Note: the packing options can be different per location. Contact us to discover the options in your proximity.

  • What is RPP certification and RPP approved, and why are they important for Jiffy Substrates?

    RPP stands for Responsibly Produced Peat.  It ensures that peatland will be used, managed and restored in a responsible way.  Jiffy substrates also have Approved by RPP certification. This extra safeguard guarantees the peat in our substrates meets the strict RPP criteria whether it comes from our own peat bogs or from third party suppliers. RPP certification and Approved by RPP are European certifications.

  • What is Vertiflora certification?

    Vertifloracertification indicates that Jiffy’s substrate operations meet rigorous environmental and sustainability standards, ensuring responsible production practices and improving the welfare of workers and nearby communities. It is a North American certification.

  • How does ISO 22000 certification contribute to the quality of Jiffy Substrates?

    ISO 22000 certifies that Jiffy production locations follow international Food Safety standards, assuring customers that risks are minimized and control points are properly checked.

  • What is the RHP certification?

    RHP certification in horticulture guarantees high-quality substrates, ensuring an optimal start for plant cultivation. The certification focuses on key factors like water uptake, air content, pH, EC, and nutrient levels. It enhances security by verifying substrate purity, cleanliness, and risk-free usability. The RHP quality mark oversees the entire production chain, from raw materials to delivery, ensuring consistent quality. Certified substrates meet specific criteria, minimizing risks of pests and diseases. The certification employs a unique quality control system, evaluating general, chemical, phytosanitary, and physical aspects, providing growers confidence in a secure and optimal cultivation foundation.

  • Do you offer peat-reduced or peat-free options?

    Peat-reduced options use a mix with reduced peat content, offering a more sustainable alternative with some peat benefits while maintaining and even improving mix performance. Peat-free mixes have absolutely no peat at all. Although peat-free mixes are more difficult to produce if you want to keep the same level of production (both at an economic and quality level), Jiffy has been gaining experience in peat-free mixes and is ready to help you make the transition.

  • Can customers request tailor-made substrate mixes from Jiffy, and how does this customization process work?

    Yes, Jiffy offers tailor-made mixes to meet specific requirements. Customers can collaborate with Jiffy experts to create personalized substrate blends tailored to their crops’ needs. Contact us to discover the possibilities.

  • Where are Jiffy Substrates produced, and how does the location contribute to the product's quality?

    Jiffy substrates are produced in our high-tech facilities in the Netherlands, Estonia, and Canada, utilizing local resources and expertise. Our location’s choice ensures efficient production and quality control.

  • What fertilizers are integrated into Jiffy Substrates, and how do they enhance plant growth?

    Jiffy substrates include carefully balanced fertilizers to provide essential nutrients for plant growth, like water soluble NPK, pure salts, Slow Release Fertilizers, Controlled Release Fertilizers and Organic Fertilizers. The incorporation of these fertilizers ensures optimal conditions for plants to thrive.

  • Are there Organic options available?

    Jiffy routinely elaborates mixes using only Organic / BIO raw materials, fertilizers and additionals, allowing us to produce mixes can be certified according to the multiple schemes available (OMRI, FIBL, Bio-Dynamic, etc.)

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Learnings

Would you like to learn more about Jiffy’s substrates and what it could do for your business? Scroll down for whitepapers, testimonials, and other information.

A Case Study of Client Success in Minneapolis

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Combining Jiffy products: less time and money.

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Growing media solution for CEA

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Growing Success: Vans Pines’ Story of High-Quality Trees

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Tomato production is one of the most important agricultural activities in the world, with strong demand from the food industry and households. One of the key stages in tomato production is seed germination. Although this process may seem straightforward, there are a number of factors that can affect the success of germination, particularly in the…

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Jiffy Continues Food Safety Focus as CEA Alliance Releases Guidelines

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Jiffy Cultivates Excellence for Tropical Plants and Nurseries at TPIE 2024

Jiffy Group will be at the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) from January 17-19, 2024, at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. TPIE is a premier event where industry leaders, growers, and enthusiasts converge to explore the latest innovations and trends in tropical plants and nursery practices. Visit us at Booth #630 to…

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Jiffy launches Flexistart

Flexistart is the latest addition to Jiffy’s range of specialized growing media. It’s an enriched substrate that transforms from a loose fill mix into a stabilized plug by adding water. Read more here.

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Jiffy provides customized solution for the peat-free question: “We have the solution that also meets all requirements”

The demand for peat-free cultivated crops is growing, and various tree and shrub nurseries are in the process of testing peat-free cultivation methods. Jiffy offers customized solutions for the peat-free challenge and has developed a range of raw materials to directly replace peat in substrates. It is important to respond to this growing demand in a timely manner, and Jiffy assists in finding the best solution for each grower and crop. By applying customized approaches, they seek a solution that meets as many requirements as possible and resembles soil with peat in it. A reliable supplier like Jiffy is essential for the successful implementation of peat-free cultivation.

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Jiffy Substrates: Superior Mixes for All of Today’s Demands

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Jiffy’s European substrates now available in America

Now available: Jiffy’s European substrates: Highest quality ingredients, enhanced manufacturing, global experience and local service.  On October 2nd , 2020 Jiffy is introducing their finest European quality peat substrates in the US. Jiffy now offers 26 mixes formulated to fit different crops. As we all know, annuals have different rooting needs than vegetable seedlings. Choosing the right Jiffy substrate helps give your plants a great start.   All…

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Learn about the characteristics of the blueberry

The nutritional content and versatility of blueberries are some of the reasons why growing this fruit is a great option. Blueberry plants are perennial shrubs that are generally well adapted to the environmental and seasonal conditions of the northern hemisphere. However, there are varieties developed to withstand tropical climates and produce good yields. In this…

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New Compostable Pot Available for Growers

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New: Vicaa’s specialized growing media for medical cannabis and hemp

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Recommendations for lettuce cultivation

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The green city of Amiens

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Tree nursery trials peat-free substrates

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Van den Dool explores peat-free substrates for shrubs in Boskoop

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