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 I'm new to growing from seed, how do I get started?
Starting your own plants from seed is one of the most rewarding gardening experiences, it can also save you a small fortune! Also, many species and varieties are simply unavailable unless you 'grow-your-own'. Choosing seeds is the first step,
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 Bottom Heat after germination question
       • Posted by: keriann_lakegeneva 5b on Sun, Feb 14, 10 at 19:23
              • 17 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Dec 27, 13 at 19:45
Okay.. I know it is bad to keep bottom heat going after germination, and I always remove it.... but why? My bottom heat is an electric blanket so I can turn it way down to maybe 70. I know if I keep it warmer, like germination temps., the lit
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 Newbie question...alternatives to heating mats for starting seed
       • Posted by: prachi 6b (NJ) on Mon, Jan 7, 13 at 16:38
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Jan 29, 13 at 10:25
Hi... so I am starting seeds for the first time (I've always purchased transplants from local nursery). I understand that I need to heat the soil. I didn't want to invest in a seed mat (I am a bit skeptical about being able to get these succes
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 Guide To Help Others Germinate Lettuce Seeds Successfully
       • Posted by: soulreaver 6b on Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 8:35
              • 31 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Oct 2, 14 at 22:22
Lettuce seeds can be one of the most difficult seeds to uniformly germinate due to thermodormancy and photodormancy. Lettuce will not germinate well if temps are too high or if seeds are in the dark. For a near 100% germination rate this is what
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 Heating Pad or Seed Warming Mat?
       • Posted by: almax881 z8 - Louisiana on Thu, Feb 5, 09 at 11:23
              • 20 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Feb 1, 13 at 9:48
I am thinking about getting something to help the germinations of some lavender seeds. Other posts have suggested to get a seed warming mat. They are relatively pricey though. Could I use a regular old heating pad from a box store instead?
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 heat mat necessary indoors?
       • Posted by: badmajon none on Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 5:18
              • 11 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Feb 25, 13 at 15:27
Hello, I was wondering if it is necessary to use a heat mat if the seeds will be starting in a indoor room that is always in the low 70s? I am growing tomoatoes, peppers, okra, squash etc (summer season veg). I was going to put it in the gara
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 Beginner's questions regarding heat mat
       • Posted by: zaphod42 SE WI 5 on Sat, Feb 18, 12 at 9:31
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Mar 19, 13 at 16:17
I am going to try starting some plants from seed inside for the first time this spring. I'm good with the info I've found on light set-up, but am still a bit in the dark regarding the additional heat. My basement hovers around 60 degrees. I pur
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 Heat source for seed starting
       • Posted by: japus 5 on Wed, Feb 13, 13 at 21:48
              • 6 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 10:27
I've been using crock pots (slow cookers ) for many years as a warming tool for epoxies, etc. I thought why not try it for warming seed starting areas.The pic has a 4 level stand with grow lights on top. A seed starting kit, self watering, ha
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 Germinbation heat source
       • Posted by: durable_now 8a on Fri, Feb 8, 13 at 16:47
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Feb 9, 13 at 11:07
I have heard suggestions that you could use a waterbed heater for seed germination so I checked around and a friend of mine that owns a waterbed says the instructions states that you should not turn on the heater untill the matress is full of wa
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 Different Seed Starting Kits
       • Posted by: little_acorn 5A on Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 8:51
              • 19 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Mar 16, 13 at 21:01
I am looking at getting a seed starting kit and am not sure which one is the best. I am looking a Park Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit , Burpee XL Eco Friendly Ultimate Growing System, Gurney's Seed Starting Kit and Hydrofarm Germination Station and
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 How does one water plants from the bottom?
       • Posted by: longknife 4 Way Upstate NY on Wed, Feb 16, 11 at 23:36
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jan 2, 12 at 9:36
I will be using a trays of 6-pack containers (10 total per tray). I haven't started to plant seeds yet, just getting ready. I have read some posts where members said they water from the bottom. Is this the most desireable method of watering? I'm
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 Need advice, going to try and start seeds indoors again
       • Posted by: foodfiend_gardener 6a, southwestern PA on Wed, Jan 4, 12 at 16:58
              • 23 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Jan 15, 12 at 2:07
I won't go into the mistakes I've made previously, but I do know what I want to accomplish this go-around. Starting from scratch. During the winter our farmhouse is cool (upstairs 65 during the day, 60 overnight; basement about 5-8 degrees
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 Greenhouse heat
       • Posted by: runswithscissors MT 4/5 on Sun, Dec 23, 12 at 20:25
              • 2 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Dec 26, 12 at 23:12
I'm starting most of my seeds in my hobby greenhse this year. But I've been confused in past about heat. I use bottom heat to germinate, and then take them off of heat and under lights, plus ambient light, to grow on. During the day temps can c
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 Heat Propagator - Germination Station
       • Posted by: Maquiaveli 8b on Wed, Dec 12, 12 at 10:19
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Dec 17, 12 at 2:33
Hi, I'm totally new to growing plants and trees from seed and purchased a heat mat germination station (actually, it's one of these cheap hydrofarm products you can buy on Amazon) to get some seeds going indoors. I have a few questions I thought
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 Alternative to seedling mat--incandescent bulbs under trays?
       • Posted by: bellamama02 on Sat, Feb 21, 09 at 22:17
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Jan 11, 12 at 8:41
I'm a total newb here, so my apologies in advance if this is a silly question! I'm wondering if I can get around having to buy a heated mat by positioning two (or more) incandescent bulbs under my trays. Would that generate enough heat, do yo
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 1st time heat mat set-up...advice?
       • Posted by: bosewichte 5 on Fri, Mar 9, 12 at 11:30
              • 5 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Mar 10, 12 at 21:26
For too many years I've tried to start seeds indoors (germinating on hot water bottles, in sunny windows, etc.) only to have leggy, weak seedlings that don't make it in my garden. This year, I'm getting serious. I'm getting ready to purchase
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 Remove kit from heat source?
       • Posted by: NoRoom2Grow none on Fri, Apr 13, 12 at 23:27
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Apr 15, 12 at 0:09
I have a 36 cell jiffy seed starter kit with peat pellets. There are some sprouted seedlings that hit the top so I removed the dome as suggested in my other thread. Do I remove it from the top of the dryer? I dont wanna fry the sprouted
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 Heat Mats
       • Posted by: nico_girl3 8 on Tue, Mar 27, 12 at 18:48
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Mar 28, 12 at 12:59
I'm looking into starting more plants from seeds next year using heat mats. How long do the seedlings generally have to stay on the mats? Thanks for any info! Follow-Up Postings: RE: Heat Mats Posted by: Return to the Growing
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 Has anyone started Tidal Wave Petunias??
       • Posted by: hummer_girl on Tue, Mar 10, 09 at 23:53
              • 32 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 21:18
Hi Everyone, Anyone want to offer me some advice of growing Petunias from seed indoors? I just started two and a half flats of them and really don't know all they need? How much Light, when to give fertilzer, when to transplant, Whats the be
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 Wave Petunia Seeds
       • Posted by: Sugi_C 9 on Fri, Sep 26, 14 at 22:01
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Oct 7, 14 at 23:36
Seriously. I am really quite adept at germinating seeds and growing them out. I love growing from seeds and it suits my obsessive nature to watch them, peer into little trays and wait. But for the sixth time now, I can't get wave petunias star
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