Mmmm - that's a good idea ... I can probably get them from Notcutts when I need them
Do you leave yours switched on 24 hours a day? I see that some reviewers only switch theirs on at night when their central heating is off .
I have mine switched on 24 hours. Our conservatory has a radiator but is usually left on the "frost" setting. I do sometimes switch it off later in spring to save energy as the conservatory can get quite hot on sunny days. Problem is, I then have to remember to do myself a reminder to switch it back on!
I also have some extra trays so I can rotate them like Yviesteve.
Leave them on as I don't heat the conservatory all the time even though it does have radiators.
I leave mine switched on.
I have a little Stewart propagator, just fits on the windowsill. I quite like it, temperature pre-set at 18C and it only use 8 watt of power. I use my other bigger stewart when I running out of space.
super 7 garland looks good as well.
I have a second set of trays for my super 7 too - like Yvie, once seeds have germinated I move them (onto a self watering tray ....life gets too busy on weekdays to be checking them all the time) and then start a second set off. The produce of 14 mini trays is about as much as my GH can cope with in April/May
Now that I've read your comments I'm thinking of buying the Super 7 propagator. Would the seeds germinate on a north-facing windowsill? I would take the trays out of the propagator and move them on a south-facing windowsill once the seeds have sprouted, and then pot on and put into one of these plastic minigreenhouses. Is that a good plan?
Can you put pots into the propagator trays? I'm thinking of making my own pots from newspaper, so as not to have to repot the seedlings too soon.
I would think that being north facing makes no difference as long, as it doesn't get too cold, before seeds have germinated. If placed on a south facing once they have, just be careful they don't get scorched.
You can put whatever you like in the propagator. I quite often use pots to start cucumbers and courgettes etc. With the paper pots you'll have to check they don't dry out too quickly. It's a minefield this seed propagating business!!!
Thanks, Marygold, that's very useful. It's my first season growing from seed (or first season growing anything but tomatoes in a growbag, really), so I'm very excited and slightly nervous.