Category Archives: Propagation


How to Germinate Seeds Successfully

A plant seed is created to grow and will perform that task admirably once given the opportunity. For successful germination seeds need a suitable growing medium, moderate moisture and warmth to sprout, and enough light and space to thrive.

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Sowing and germinating vegetable seeds

We are now moving into the time of year when we start to sow seeds (for those of you not reading this article ‘hot from the oven’ it is the beginning of February) so I figured it may be helpful … Continue reading

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Why Use A Vitopod Heated Electric Propagator

Why You Should Use A Vitopod Heated Propagator The award winning Vitopod electric heated seedling propagator provides the perfect environment for seeds, cuttings and overwintering plants. It offers better germination rates than other propagators and is widely used in both … Continue reading

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Germinating Vegetable Seeds in a Heated Propagator

If you’re staring off your vegetable plants in early Spring you’ll need to give them some heat as temperatures will be too cold for the seeds to germinate. If you’re growing in a greenhouse or polytunnel you can use a … Continue reading

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How to Make a Heat Bench Propagator Using a Soil Warming Cable.

We propagate large amounts of vegetable seedlings in the early spring so need some heat to get them going. Clearly a heated propagator or heat mat isn’t really practical as we need such a large area so we use soil … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips For Vegetable Seed Propagation

Propagating vegetable seeds using a heated propagator Indoor vegetable seed propagation has two main advantages; plants are protected from pests and disease in their most vulnerable stages and seeds can be started earlier in the year when outdoor temperatures are … Continue reading

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Planting Out Vegetable Seedlings

O.K., so you’ve managed to produce your own seedling plants or have bought in some promising looking specimens. You have hardened them off and are ready to put them out into your garden or in the case of warm climate … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Plant Protection

Plant protection is the practice of managing weather, weeds, pests and diseases that damage or inhibit the growth of fruit, vegetable and other horticultural crops. Proper crop protection is important to produce higher quality crops with minimal wastage. This increase … Continue reading

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