Electric propagators to help you get seeds and cuttings off to a head start. Heated propagators enable you to start seeds earlier in the year so your plants get a head start.
Made in England by Greenhouse Sensation
Our award-winning Vitopod heated propagators and Hydropod cuttings propagators have been designed by Greenhouse Sensation to provide the best start for your seeds, cuttings and young plants. Expertly designed and extensively tested by our horticulturists and made by us in Lancashire to last.
There is nothing more satisfying or rewarding than propagating plants from seeds or cuttings and propagation from seed is far more cost effcetive than buying plants.
Whether you are looking for a heated electric propagator for seeds, a cuttings propagator or an unheated small propagator we have a product to meet your needs.
When looking for a propagator you need to consider how much space you will need for your seeds.
For the best propagation results choose a heated electric propagator. The best electric propagators have a variable thermostat so that you can set the propagator to the correct temperature for your seeds. The Vitopod heated propagator has a variable thermostat. A heated electric propagator is best for starting seeds off early, before temperatures are at the level required for seed germination. They also enable you to propagate seeds in a greenhouse or polytunnel because they will keep the seeds at a stabletemperature. If you choose an electric propagator that does not have a variable thermostat the propagator will generally raise the tempertaure by 8 - 12C no matter what the outside temperature is.
If you are happy to start your seeds in your house away you can use an unheated propagator. These propagators get seeds off to a better start than just starting seeds in trays on a windowsill because the lid traps the warm air that seeds need for germination and prevents draughts from causing severe changes in temperature.
How large a propagator do you need?
If you are investing in a propagator make sure that you buy one large enough for your needs. Consider the height of the lid and how many seed trays or pots you can fit into the propagator.
Many people forget to consider ventilation when selecting a propagator. This is important whether you are buying a top of the range heated propagator or a beginner's unheated propagator. Look out for large vents that you can open to allow airflow, seedlings will transpire (release water) and if the propagator vents are not large enough the water released by the seedlings will produce too muchy humidity and the seedlings will dampen off and rot.
If you are propagating cuttings, they can they can be propagated in pots of gritty compost. To really improve your cuttings success rate you might chose to try our electric Hydropod Propagator. This misting soil-less cuttings propagator is used by professionals to go from cutting to transplanting in just 10-14 days.
Sow thin rows of seeds in the seed tray without seeds touching each other, just put some in your hand and sprinkle in the seed tray in your propagator. Sow large seeds individually. Put a few at a time in your hand and place the seeds at intervals along the row.
Don’t sow seeds too close together but you will need to sow more seeds than you need in your propagator because some seeds may not germinate.
After sowing the seeds, cover with finely sieved compost to the same depth as the length of your seeds e.g. if your seeds are 1cm diameter, cover with 1 – 1.5cm of sieved compost. Level the compost out so that the seed is in contact with the compost a tamper is handy for this.
Place seed trays or pots in a Vitopod heated electric Propagator and set the temperature indicated on your seed packet. Depending on how warm your propagator is, you may need to water the compost before seeds emerge, take care not to over-heat.
Price From: £110.90
"Best Buy Propagator" BBC Gardeners' World magazine
The temperature of the Vitopod electric propagator can be set to any 1°C between 5°C and 30°C
Our award winning Vitopod heated propagator gets seeds off to the best possible start thanks to its precision temperature control, even heat and large humidity control vents. It's also height adjustable so it transforms into a mini greenhouse for hardening-off and over-wintering.
Discover why it's our best-selling product.
Small: Length 56cm x Width 55cm
Large: Length 111cm x Width 58cm
Price From: £54.00
"Perfect for cuttings! This propagator is unbelievably good" Julian at thechiliman.org
For softwood and hardwood cuttings
The Hydropod is specially designed for growing from cuttings. It mists the base of cuttings to reduce the risk of damping-off, drying-out and fungal infections and to speed up growth.
As used by many commercial nurseries because of the excellent propagation success rates and it's certainly a hit with our customers.
Growing plants from cuttings is a great way of restocking your garden for free. For example one chrysanthemum will produce an average of 10 more plants!
Ideal for geraniums, coleus, begonias, impatiens, fuchsias, chrysanthemums, delphinium, dahlias, hydrangeas, acers and many more.
Price From: £39.99
Height adjustable propagator
If you like to start seeds early or you grow from cuttings you'll love our Vitopod, the only propagator that transforms into a mini greenhouse.
Young plants often outgrow propagators before the weather's warm enough for them to survive outdoors. With the Vitopod simply add the extra layer to transform it into a 39cm tall mini greenhouse.
To keep taller plants frost-free over the winter simply add more height extensions.
- Small Vitopod: 56cm x 58cm
- Large Vitopod: 111cm x 58cm
Price From: £85.00
Start your seeds early with a T5 propagation light.
These 4-bulb propagation lighting units are the ideal size for use with our Small Vitopod propagators. They provide an even spread of light, with low energy use and low heat output.
5 year guarantee
Dimensions: L59cm x W37cm x D6cm
This space efficient electric propagator has 3 propagators which sit on a heated base. The inbuilt fixed temperature thermostat maintains a compost temperature of 19°C.
Handy for use on a table top.
Dimensions: L80.5cm x W41cm, 50 watts
Secure your propagation lights with this pair of heavy-duty hangers, suitable for lights weighing up to 68kgs (or 34kg per hanger if use separately). Use the ratchet switch to adjust the length of cable to move lights closer or further away from your plants. Supplied with secure carabineer-style hooks.
The pair of hanger hooks can hold lights weighing 68kg (34kg per hook). Adjustable length up to 2 metres.
Plant bulbs and seeds in double-quick time with this fabulous stainless steel dibber with a 5 year guarantee.
This dibber glides effortlessly into all soil types thanks to its exceptional design - the tapered shape, pointed tip and weight of the dibber have all been carefully thought through.
If you've been using a trowel for your planting-out you will notice the difference straight away. It really is a pleasure to use!
Give seedlings a healthier start with these biodegradeable seedling pots made from the outer fibres of coconuts. The coconut fibre provides roots with much better access to oxygen than plastic pots, so the seedlings develop stronger, healthier roots.
When seedlings have outgrown the biodegradeable pot simply place the whole pot into a larger standard pot or into the ground and the roots will grow through the biodegradeable pot as it disintegrates.
The seedling pots are fair trade and organic.
Dimensions: Diameter 8cm x Depth 6cm
These long-lasting eco-pots are a superb alternative to plastic pots. They are ideal for growing herbs and chillies on windowsills and balconies and are also excellent as intermediate pots for larger crops.
The eco-pots feel like normal plastic plant pots but are more attractive and are made from the inedible outer husk of rice and other grains.
Unlike coconut fibre pots these pots can be used for 2 - 3 years because they are coated with a vegetable varnish that prevents them from degrading whilst in use.
10cm deep x 14cm diameter
This accurate digital greenhouse thermometer monitors and records the minimum and maximum temperature and humidity levels of your greenhouse so that you ensure your plants don’t succumb to frost damage.
Records temperatures from minus 10˚C to plus 50˚C and displays ˚C and ˚F.
Make seedling pots from old newspaper with this solid oak potter and save a small fortune.
This potter makes newspaper pots that are 4cm wide x 5cm deep. When it's time to pot-on to larger pots simply plant the whole paper pot into the larger pot and the paper will biodegrade.
The Paper Potter comes boxed with full instructions. Making the pots can become a little bit addictive!
Made from FSC Oak.
Take the guesswork out of seed spacing with this handy rule. The seed sowing holes along its length and the markings for the correct spacings for different veg mean you won’t have to keep consulting your planting manual.
Not only will all your seeds be equally and correctly spaced, they’ll also be in a straight line and your plot will be the envy of all. An excellent tool if you are new to veg growing or if you take pride in your work.
Metric and imperial markings.
Price From: £2.50
Use the Jiffy Pellets in our award winning Vitopod Propagator to give seeds and cuttings the best start possible.
Used by professional horticulturalists and gardeners for over 50 years, Jiffy Pellets have a loyal following and are one of the simplest and cleanest ways to raise seeds and cuttings.
When the roots have grown through the wall of the Jiffy pellet your plant is ready to be potted-on as you would if you had sown your seeds in soil.
Our Jiffy 7 Coir Pellets are peat free.
Seeds last longer when properly stored, so organise your seed collection in this sturdy powder coated storage tin.
Includes monthly dividers so you won’t have to hunt around for the seeds you want to sow that month, wooden pencils and five seed envelopes.
Available in Burgundy & Petrol Blue
Our Vitopod Propagator lids large vents will provide superior humidity control, so your plants don't suffer from damping off and will keep your compost warm to get your seeds & cuttings off to a great head start.
Made from a robust acrylic and are treated to protect them against the UV deterioration, preventing the lid turning yellow & brittle.
Price From: £22.00
Our Unapod unheated propagator is a great value propagator. The lid traps warm air and creates the humid atmosphere required for seed germination.
Large vents in lids and sides – for superior humidity control, so your plants don’t suffer from damping-off.
This back-saving little machine sows your vegetable seeds accurately without you having to bend over.
Simply fill the hopper with seeds, select the sowing depth and distance, and walk along your vegetable patch pushing the light hopper along as you go. The hopper will sow your seeds evenly and at the correct depth. Suitable for all vegetable seeds.
Each pack saves 50 plastic cups from landfill!
These slate-look plant labels are durable, reusable and great looking. You would never guess that they are made from recycled plastic cups. We include a wax pencil so you can reuse the labels year after year.
The plant labels are wrapped in raffia and they make a great stocking filler.
Labels are 150mm long x 23mm wide and 4mm thick.
Made from untreated beechwood, these wooden seedling labels are a handy length giving you enough space to include the variety, source and sowing date.
If you use a pencil you can erase the information and resuse the labels, or you can use a biro and lightly sand paper to re-use them. Alternatively pop them on the compost heap and they will biodegrade.
A cost effective and natural way to label your plants.
Pack of 50x 14cm long wooden labels.
Sow your seeds at the correct depth with this lovely wooden dibber. It has markings every 1cm to assure great accuracy.
We always use a dibber when sowing seeds because sowing at the correct depth improves germination success rates.
Made from hand turned FSC beech wood.
Overall length 18cm.
"Markings spaced every 1cm mean that you can ensure accuracy and improve your chances for successful germination." Grow Your Own Magazine
Start your seeds and cuttings in these cubes instead of in compost and they'll reward you with faster, healthier growth - particular good for difficult seeds and cuttings.
The cubes retain the ideal air to water ratio for healthy root development, they contain micro nutrients to nourish the young plants, and a fungi that encourages root development.
Many gardeners report that they have better propagation success rates when using these cubes 'v' Jiffy pellets, rockwool or compost.
This large stylish thermometer is printed with big bold numbers in both Fahrenheit and Centigrade so that you can see the temperature at a quick glance. It makes a stunning focal point for the garden, greenhouse or porch.
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. The pre-drilled holes ensure easy attachment to your wall or fence.
Price From: £2.95
You’ll never lose the end of your twine again! This stylish enamel tin contains 120metres of twine, so it is always at hand whenever you need to support your climbing and tall cropping plants.
The twine is bio-degradable so climbing annuals and vegetables can be composted at the end of the season without having to untangle the twine.
Twine refills available.
For healthy, well-rooted plants
Rootrainers help you to grow healthy plants with atrong roots that are long and straight. By starting your seeds, plug plants and cuttings in these Rootrainers you can prevent roots from twisting and kinking, which can lead to problems later.
You can even open the Rootrainers and check the progress of your plants without disturbing them.