How a Vitopod Heated Propagator Helps Your Plants

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:31:07 Europe/London

Gardening enthusiasts benefit from a cost effective solution, with the Vitopod heated propagator being used for seed germination and energy saving. A heated greenhouse is no longer feasible with rising electricity costs and a heated bench allows for the heat to dissipate quickly.

Make sure to get the best from a Vitopod heated propagator to provide your plants with a consistent and comfortable environment and a healthier growth, helping them to get the best possible start in life.


Having the Right Temperature

Your plants need the right temperatures for healthy growth, which will vary depending on which plants you want to grow. The Vitopod heated propagator has a temperature ranging between 5°C and 30°C, with a temperature lift of 12°C and an accuracy within 1°C. This means that the propagator will reach a maximum temperature 12°C higher than your greenhouse’s temperature.

Plants don’t do well with a lift higher than 12°C, as a low ambient temperature will translate to low light levels and a longer growing period before plants are transplanted. The Vitopod heater should be taken into the home for a higher temperature. Should you wish to cool the temperatures, you have to remove the Vitopod’s lid and ventilate your greenhouse, as the Vitopod doesn’t have a cooling ability.

The Vitopod heated propagator has a sensor to detect when temperatures drop below the temperature you’ve set and, as such, it increases the heat without shocking your plants. When the temperatures increase above what you’ve set, it automatically turns the heat off. You’ll see higher rates of germination alongside stronger plants and faster growth.


Even Heat for Plants

An even level of heat for your plants provides both seedlings and cuttings with the right temperature and a higher success rate for propagation. The Vitopod propagator has tightly packed heating elements to provide even heat throughout the base, removing the need for using gravel or sand.

Gravel and sand are used in propagators that don’t provide even heat, as a lining for either of these soils let’s heat evenly spread. Without even heat throughout the Vitapod’s base, hot and cold spots are a concern due to causing some seeds to germinate faster while others germinate slower. Additionally, your seed tray might dry out much faster than it should.


Excellent Humidity Control

Cuttings, seeds, and young plants can rot if your Vitopod heated propagator has high condensation levels, particularly if your propagator is growing at higher temperatures. With humidity vents, which can be found in the Vitopod’s lids and sides, any condensation can be released without removing the entire lid. This allows you to save electricity and to protect plants from being exposed to cold temperatures.

Check for signs of condensation running off the sides of your propagator and make sure to open the vents so that excess heat can escape the Vitopod. Should you remove the lid entirely, don’t forget to replace it so your plants aren’t exposed to the air overnight.

Whether you’re growing chillies or any other vegetable, you’re sure to provide your plants with the best possible growing conditions from seeding and to overwintering. Get in touch with our team today on 0845 602 3774 to know more about our gardening gift products.

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