I bought this mat, the grow light and the temp controller. This has been great at starting my seedings. It only made sense to keep the soil and baby roots warm along with the grow light. My tomatoes are growing great now outside. I would recommend it.
I spent almost 3X as much for this fork than the cheap pig iron fork it replaced (the base of the handle snapped). Not only is stainless smoother, it is thinner and stronger than pig iron. So it slices into the soil like butter. Instead of using a shovel to dig up everything and losing all my valuable plants, the fork loosens the soil, so I can hold the undesirable weeds and pull them all out, leaving only the desirable ones intact. Because soil has been minimally disturbed, the roots of the desirable plants are not destroyed. Despite almost 3X the cost, your effort is reduced tremendously. Save your back, while accomplishing much more. This tool is a Godsend!
I start plants from seed in my basement and it made a huge difference in the germination and ongoing development of the seedlings. They grow much faster than they did. Our basement is between 55 and 65 in the winter. This raises the temp enough to stimulate germination at a much more normal rate. I will warn you that the heat also increases the watering frequency requirement. I now water every 3rd day. I was gone for 5 days and lost a few plants because the soil got too dry.
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