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.
This is an awesome sprouter. I like that the trays stack, and it honestly doesn't take up too much counter space. I also like that it came with different seeds for me to try out. I started with the alfalfa and they were delicious. I'd recommend this to anyone that is a beginner with sprouting!
I am using this controller with the warming mat. It is keeping the mat at a consistant temp. It comes with suggested settings based on what you are wanting to start(seeds). Has been great knowing I won't cook the baby plant roots and that it's helping keeping temps constant since we have had a dip in temps and my garage gets chilly.
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