What temperature should a propagator be?
Most propagators require a background temperature of about 5C, but preferably 10C in order to maintain a compost temperature above 15C.
What can I plant in a heated propagator?
You could sow exotic seeds like morning glory or canna or the climbing glory lily. You could sow cosmos, kale, tomatoes, sweet peas and salvias in February or dahlias and summer bedding in March and April.
When should I turn off my propagator?
Once seeds have germinated take them out of the propagator (or switch it off). If you don’t, they will get too hot and will die. Put them somewhere with plenty of natural light so they grow into strong and sturdy plants.
Do you put water in a heated propagator?
Water the seedlings in your propagator but not too much. Only water when the compost is dry, use a small seedling watering can so that you don’t damage the seedlings with large drops of water, and make sure you pour away any water that collects in the bottom of the propagator.
How often should you water seeds in a propagator?
Left to dry slightly between watering. Some propagators also have a capillary wetting matt under the pots, allowing the seedlings to draw up water when they need it. You should check your propagator every day, and if the compost is drying out, give your seeds a drink.
Do you leave electric propagator on all the time?
I leave my propagators on all the time. I close the vents and as soon as the seedlings appear I open them. I tipe the condensation on the lids back into the compost. The vents should be open after germination as the seedlings can catch a fungus and die.
Why choose our thermostatically controlled propagator?
Our thermostatically controlled propagator provides the perfect environment to help your seedlings flourish. Designed to maintain an ideal growing temperature, the air and humidity can also be controlled by adjustable ventilation panels.
What is the best programmable thermostat for my home?
If you prefer a thermostat without smart features and touchscreens, the Honeywell 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat is extremely no-frills, yet it still provides the convenience of 5-2 day programming. This simple thermostat has push buttons to adjust the temperature, as well as for hold, run, and programming.
Can a smart thermostat control 240V baseboards?
This programmable thermostat works with both 120v and 240v heated flooring systems and offers 7-day programming. With its minimalistic appearance, this smart thermostat will control your 120v or 240v electric baseboards—and look good while doing it.
How do heated propagators work?
Our heated propagators have a variable thermostat, allowing you to set the desired temperature for the species of plant that you are intending to grow. This is especially important as some seeds need a warmer environment than others to germinate successfully. Seeds or cuttings are sown or transplanted as normal and placed inside the propagator.