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Hi, Please advise, what else can I use the large heated incubator, which I have used to start the seeds... can be used for now and in autumn & Winter. Otherwise it just sits there useless? 


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,354
    You could grow lots of sprouting seeds for sandwiches, snacks and Chinese meals, grow more tropical plants that need to be warm all year, use it to prove yeast and help bread rise, as a base warmer for a mealworm farm...
    It would need a reliable thermostat and  additional lighting for the plants, but mealworms like it dark. You probably wouldn't do all of these, but then what do you do when you need it again in March?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    If you can use it without the top, cuttings (especially hardwood and semi-hardwood) really like bottom-heat;  I've successfully propagated clematis, daphne, fig and many other hardy perennials by placing the cuttings in pots of gritty compost and putting the pots on a heated bench.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thankyou, Both answershave given me ideas. I will definitely trying some of them😀🙏
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