Greenhouse Propagation Tasks

Monday, 9 February 2015 16:35:12 Europe/London

Provide plants growing in your Vitopod Propagator with the perfect environment with our Gardening Angels top tips!


When propagating seeds, check the seed packet for germination information. If this is unavailable, typically keeping the heat in your Vitopod set to 18-22 degrees provides seeds with the ideal warmth for germination.

If temperatures raise over 30°C, your seeds may be cooked. By keeping the Vitopod thermostat set between 18 and 22°C, your plants will also be protected on particularly sunny days, when temperatures may rise naturally.

Place the Vitopod’s probe in the Vitopod on top of compost at least 1 inch from the side of the Vitopod. For best results your temperature sensor should be ½ inch above the base - typically on top of the compost in a seed tray. The base will be heated to the point of the probe, so this will ensure your compost is heated through.


Seedlings do not need a great deal of water in their early stages. Water your seedlings sparingly and ensure your compost is so that it is damp but not saturated. Typically, your seedlings will not need watering more than once between being sown and the first date of germination.


If the humidity drops too low in your Vitopod, your plants will begin to use up water at a far quicker rate, leading them to wilt or even die. Make sure you use the vents on the Vitopod to vent your propagator accordingly. If you are unsure when to ventilate, place a Max/Min Thermometer & Hygrometer into your Vitopod Heated Propagator and open the vents when the humidity drops.

If you have any more questions about the Vitopod Electric Propagator, how to ensure you prepare your propagator best to grow chillies or tomatoes, or any other general gardening questions, please feel free to contact our Gardening Angels on 0845 602 3774 or drop us an email on We’re always happy to help!

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