I was lucky to get a heated propagator earlier this year and I have been putting it to good use in helping with my many seeds I have sown. It’s amazing how much a bit of bottom heat (I know, I said bottom) and lovely bright light really helps the little seeds germinate. I am still surprised how one tiny seed, the size of a grain of sand can grow into a large green and floral plant, it kind of blows my mind.
This year, unlike previous years I have grown all my seasonal plants from seed, which I also think really gives you a huge warm glow watching them appear from the depths of the dark compost into little plants.
The success rate has been pretty good, with the majority of seeds germinating and flourishing. However, there were a few that didn’t do anything. This may be down to my impatience or just my lack of previous experience.
These are some of the seeds that have done really well.
Teasel, Gaura, Nasturtium, Lychnis, Salvia, Courgette, Lupin, Antirrhinum, Cosmos, Spring onion, Wild Rocket, Sunflowers, Peppers and the tumbling Tomatoes.
If you’re new to gardening or propagation, give it a go, what is the worst that can happen? You can use a nice sunny windowsill and you’ll have lots of cheap plants that you can be proud of!