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Our Vitopod heated electric propagators and Hydropod electric misting propagators have been designed to provide the best start for your seeds, cuttings and young plants. Expertly designed and extensively tested by our horticulturalists and made in England to last.
There is nothing more satisfying or rewarding than propagating plants from seeds or cuttings.
It’s easy to turn seeds into attractive plants or a tasty harvest of tomatoes, chillies and vegetables.
Seeds are all different sizes so the vessel into which you sow the seeds needs to vary. Small seeds such as tomatoes, salad, chillies and peppers are best sown into seed trays and larger seeds such as beans or peas are often better sown into small pots or seed trays. Once planted, place the seed trays and pots in a heated electric Vitopod propagator.
The Vitopod heated Propagator gives seeds the best start. This award winning electric propagator with adjustable height offers more control than other heated electric propagator and delivers even heat throughout the base. The even heat encourages seeds to develop heathily, and evenly.
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.
You can also propagate seeds is in Rockwool cubes. Pre-soak the cubes and sow the seeds by pushing into the cube. They can be placed into a Vitopod electric heated propagator or Hydropod and then simply placed into a larger cube when roots are forming.
Caring For seeds
Two weeks or so after the seeds emerge remove the weakest looking plants to provide so that space between the seedlings for them to grow.
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"Best Buy Propagator"
BBC Gardeners' World magazine
Get seeds and cuttings off to the best start in our award winning, height adjustable Vitopod propagator that's also a cold frame and mini greenhouse in one. Discover why it's our best-selling product.
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"Perfect for cuttings! This Propagator is unbelievably good"
Julian at thechiliman.org
For softwood and hardwood cuttings
This excellent propagator 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 increase in propagation success rates and it's certainly a hit with our customers.
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"Best Buy Propagator"
BBC Gardeners' World magazine
Get seeds and cuttings off to the best start in our award winning, height adjustable Vitopod propagator that's also a cold frame and mini greenhouse in one. The Vitopod has been reviewed as 'the best looking propagator available' and a 'must buy' – and it’s the only height adjustable propagator in the world.
A great gift for gardeners. This stainless steel dibber is perfect for planting bulbs and sowing seeds. The tapered sharp tipped design ensures it glides effortlessly into all soil types and looks and feels great. Made of stainless steel for rust resistance. Hardwood handle.
Take the guesswork out of seed spacing with this handy rule with seed sowing holes along its length, markings for the correct spacings for different veg so you don’t have to keep consulting your planting manual and metric and imperial markings. 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.
This accurate digital greenhouse Thermometer & Hygrometer monitors and records the minimum and maximum temperature and humidity levels in your greenhouse. You can take action so that your plants don't succumb to humidity related problems like mold and botrytis, or frost damage during the winter.
Records and displays temperatures from -10˚C to +50˚C. Records and displays humidity readings from 25% to 98%.
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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.
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Add extra height extensions to transform your Vitopod propagator into a mini greenhouse for overwintering exotics and hardening-off young plants. Our founder, John, gets chillies and ginger off to a head start by keeping the plants in the Vitopod with 3 layers.