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Using a heating mat

Posted by kato_b z6 NEPa (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 19:43

My seed starting area is on the cool side so I finally got a mat to help along some of the warm weather sprouters. Now that I have the mat though I'm wondering what else I can use it for. The seeds just sprout and then move on to another location, but what about cuttings and such?
I might use it for getting some of the tropical bulbs to sprout such as caladiums, I'm guessing I also take them off the heat once they start going?
How about cuttings? Take then off once they get rooted? Or wait till they start growing actively?
I guess I'm looking for jobs for my heat mat, don't want it starting a couple trays of seed and then freeloading the rest of the year!


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RE: Using a heating mat

Rooting cuttings is major use of bottom heat. It is lots of fun and a great way to quickly multiply your plantings. Al


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RE: Using a heating mat

Thanks Al, I started to look up rooting cuttings with a mat and there's even more info on that than for seed starting.... it's going to take me a while to get through it all! Thanks for the lead


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