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Propagator Parasene elecric

First year with greenhouse purchased above to try and grow from seed. I have purchased the fine grit and sand as adviced at my local garden centre started them of over a week ago but the sand is still damp is this right. also I have bubblewrapped my greenhouse do I need my heater on yet? any help I would be most grateful


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    All depends on what you have sown or intend to sow-it is still a bit early yet-are you intending to heat the greenhouse permanently?image

  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    Question, where are you north south as different sowing times will apply.
    What are you sowing, seeds need differing heats and propagators usually have a standard cooler setting, a thermostat gives more scope.
    What exactly did the GC advise when selling you sand and grit and did you get the sowing compost too.
    My seed mix is one third compost one third grit and one third washed sand and yes it needs be damp although not wet.
    Seeds differ in germination times, some will be up in hours others take weeks, depends on what you are sowing.
    So more questions than answers, it is always best when asking questions to state what you are growing, in my part of the country I am sitting with my feet up as it is far too early to sow most seed and heating a Greenhouse even a lagged one costs big money, it is best to heat just the bit you are using, easy to do with shelving and curtains of bubble wrap.
    Come back with some answers and we will be willing to help.


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    A lot of advice given there-so did that help?image

    It would be just nice to knowimage

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