CAROL H
CAROL H
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  • Harlem, GA
Asked on Feb 22, 2012

I broke down and purchased a heat mat and grow light to start my seeds. Should I invest in a thermostat as well?

CAROL HWalter Reeves360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
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I'm germinating the seeds in the house. Didn't know if it would cook the seeds.
6 answers
  • For most Vegetable seeds I will typically look to keep the green house in the 85-90 degree range, you should get the quickest germination rate and the percentage of seeds germinating.

  • For most Vegetable seeds I will typically look to keep the green house in the 85-90 degree range, you should get the quickest germination rate and the percentage of seeds germinating.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Feb 22, 2012

    Part of the equation is how warm you keep the room where you're going to be doing this, Carol. If it's on the cool side, there's little chance of cooking the seeds. If you really want to optimize your growing conditions, however, a thermostat probably makes sense.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Feb 22, 2012

    If you are not going to be there to monitor it yourself, I would invest in the thermostat. How big are you going here?

  • Walter Reeves
    on Feb 22, 2012

    I have a digital thermostat (eight in fact).....my fingers! Noting Douglas' comments, when the soil is barely warm to my touch seeds seem to germinate best.

  • CAROL H
    on Feb 22, 2012

    Walter, Love it!! You saved me some money.

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