Seed starting is one of those tasks that can be divisive among gardeners. Not only is there the choice of whether to start seeds or purchase seedlings, but the choices continue beyond that. Should you opt for starting seeds at home, the options for seed starting are numerous and each of them offer different benefits. While I have spent a lot of time over the years making my own seed starting pots from newspaper or filling seed starting trays, peat pellets are one of the more common options available, and with good reason.
Peat Pellets Are Easy To Use
Let’s face it. If it is complicated, most gardeners aren’t going to do it more than once. The easier a product is to use, the more likely it will be used.
Peat Pellets Are Fast
If you have enough time to pour water into a tray, you have time to use peat pellets to start your seeds. Soaking them in water for a predetermined amount of time is all that’s required.
Peat Pellets Are Convenient
Because unused pellets are compact, they don’t take up much space, unlike prefab seed starting pots that can be space hogs even when they’re stacked. You can reconstitute only the precise number you need and store the remainder away until you need them again. No mess, no cleanup, no wasted time.