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Indoor Seed Propagator

NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,456

I would appreciate having your opinons and experience of using a propagator

Im thinking of buying one to use in my conservatory to start off as many of my plants as seed

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,376

    I start of all my seeds in either the conservatory or kitchen, never had a propagator and dont put anything in platic bags. But then, I have nevrr been one for gadgets, lots of people use them.


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  • Newboy......propagators can certainly be a useful tool.  IMO thermostatically controlled are a better bet.

    As costs vary so much, it's worth considering exactly what you would want to use it for.....basic stuff or exciting exoticsimage

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,396

    It depends what you want to use it for. Many perennials and hardy annuals will do just fine on a window sill, or in the conservatory, however if you want to grow more tender stuff then a heated propagator is very useful.

    I have a very old one with no thermostat and start of all my tender perennials/annuals in it.

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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I have a £30 heated one I bought on-line last winter; no thermostat, but well worth it. It has 7 little trays with lids and a bit you can open once the seeds have sprouted, so the new plants don't cook. The brand is Garland.image

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