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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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 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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 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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 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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 seed starting with heat mat but no flourescents
       • Posted by: gardenweb88 none on Fri, Apr 12, 13 at 0:22
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Apr 12, 13 at 21:22
This is my first season gardening and I've got some questions about seed starting. I bought some Jiffy seed starting pods, and plan on putting tomato and carrot seeds in them. I also have a heated mat. What I don't have is a flourescent overhead l
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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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 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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 When to move from heat mat to grow lights.
       • Posted by: katiesommer 5a on Fri, Mar 14, 14 at 11:35
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Mar 14, 14 at 23:15
I have a couple of flats of tomato and basil that germinated beautifully, and now I'm wondering when I should move them from the heat and under the grow lights. Some sources say when the first true leaves emerge, and some say 2 weeks after that. C
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 Heat mat
       • Posted by: lovegardening84 none on Sat, Mar 9, 13 at 21:19
              • 4 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 12:14
Can I put plastic drink cup directly on heat mat for germination? Would the heat be sufficient with a 16 oz cup or is that too large? Thanks Follow-Up Postings: RE: Heat m Return to the Growing from Seed Forum | Po
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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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 should seedlings remain on a heating mat?
       • Posted by: coeng NE NJ on Sat, Apr 13, 13 at 8:57
              • 2 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 9:11
All my veggies germinated a few weeks ago and since they been growing at a decent rate. My garage temp varies between the mid 50s and mid 60s depending on outdoor temp. Should my seedlings be under a heating mat still? Also I've been water
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 heat mat questlon
       • Posted by: mantorvillain z4bMN Dodge on Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 18:36
              • 1 follow-up, posted on Sun, Apr 6, 14 at 11:56
I'm trying to sprout impatients in a flat using a heat mat to help achieve a target of @ 75 deg F. The flat is on one of those wire mesh shelves andwith just the flat on the mat on the shelf I can't get above mid 60s (@ room temp). I set a piece
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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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 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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 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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 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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 How Long To Use Heat Mat
       • Posted by: thedoggroomer on Thu, Jan 19, 12 at 9:31
              • 1 follow-up, posted on Thu, Jan 19, 12 at 10:29
I planted some petunia seeds 3 days ago and they're already up using a heating mat. Unbelievable. Now, they are growing under fluorescent lights - once they have germinated (even though the leaves are tiny), do I discontinue the heat mat? T
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 should I remove cover and heat after germination?
       • Posted by: Namaste4you 9 on Mon, Feb 3, 14 at 23:03
              • 5 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Feb 4, 14 at 14:03
I sowed heliotrope seeds on a windowsill with a heating mat and plastic cover. Now that they have germinated, should I remove the heating mat as well as the cover? It gets down to about 60 degrees in that spot at night. Also, should I remove the 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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 keep eggplant seedlings on warming mat?
       • Posted by: njitgrad 6A/6B New Jersey on Wed, Mar 12, 14 at 14:14
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Mar 13, 14 at 16:45
I sowed my peppers and eggplant in cell packs five days ago and cranked the warming pad up to 95F. Both eggplant varieties (Dusky, Pot Black Patio) germinated today so I put them under lights (for a timed 16 hours a day) 1) Should I still kee
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