How to Use a Propagator for Seeds

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:36:00 Europe/London

Start off your plants indoors to give them the best head start possible. Early spring can often still be too cold for seeds to germinate and a propagator will help to give your plants a healthy start. Some plants suitable for indoor growth are:

  • Tender perennials

  • Annuals

  • Vegetables

  • Bedding plants

 

What Plants Can Be Grown Indoors?

Runner beans and tomatoes, for example, can easily be started off indoors. Other vegetables, like celeriac, have a long growing season and are best started indoors for bulking up.

Annual bedding plants like marigolds and sweet pea are great for summer displays when started off indoors. Begonias and other tender perennials, for example, can be started off inside. You should, however, keep in mind that it can take two years until they reach their flowering size.

 

When Should You Sow Indoors with a Propagator?

Late winter is the ideal time to sow seeds indoors with a propagator. Plants can grow strong and healthy while it’s cold too cold for them to be transplanted into the garden. Our range of propagators ensure that your plants receive the exact amount of needed temperature, humidity, and light. They're ideal to prevent leggy growth, fungal infections, damping-off,l and drying out.

 

How to Use a Propagator for Seeds

Use Room Temperature Water

Room temperature water helps to prevent the emerging seedlings from becoming stressed. Make sure that you don’t use cold water, even if you did at first when you watered in your seeds.

 

Have a Thermometer and Hygrometer

Invest in a thermometer and hygrometer that provide minimum and maximum temperatures and humidity levels. Excess heat, for example, can be as harmful for plants as cold weather.

 

Invest in Good Lighting

Seedlings become leggy and stretched in just a few days after emerging, and it’s vital that they are provided with enough light. You can also boost your plants’ ripening with high-quality lights.

Our Vitopod is an award-winning propagator, winning the Grow Your Own magazine’s ‘Most Innovative Product’ award and BBC Gardener’s World ‘Best Buy’ award.

 

Benefits of Using a Quadgrow System

  • No over or underfeeding. Plants have all needed nutrients readily available when added to the reservoir.

  • Self-watering. The FeederMats automatically pull up water into the soil from the SmartReservoir. Quadgrow maintains the perfect level of moisture by providing all the water that your plants need where they need it most, at the roots.

  • No over or underwatering. Quadrow makes sure that the soil is never waterlogged or dry.

Get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions about how to grow seeds with a propagator. We’re always happy to help! You can also give us a call on 0845 602 3774 or on 01695 554 097.

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