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davidk
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Heat Matts Reply with quote

Just a quick question. Is it worth my while buying a heat matt for starting seeds and maybe a light system or is the hot press just as good.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends how early you plant them. im no expert, but i do sow an aweful lot of veg & flowers, 90% of them do germinate, some take time but eventually get there. i don't use anything other than window sills, inside that is. those that don't, i cling film pots, or big seeds 24 hr soak in luke warm water, mostly veg.if sowing very early in year, they would have their place.some seed need to be in fridge for a while before planting and when you take them out, it represents spring temps and they get going. but its mainly trial and error, which we gain knowledge.starting seed to early , you stand huge chance of been leggy, which are just fit for the bin. if you start them in polytunnel late march, early april, and bring them in, when threat of frost, usually brings huge results, less hardship and stronger plants. hope this will help you, but you probaly know more than me anyhow.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only gardening a short time and on a very small scale so all info is of great help. Ta
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes very good buy, I have two different propogators one soil cables and one enclosed propogator thinking of buying small grow house from one of the head or is it health shops but not for happy bacccy.
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