Hydrofarm Seedling Heat Mat
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The Hydrofarm Seedling Heat Mat
The process of seed germination can be rather delicate and at times pretty tricky. To achieve the best results you need the right equipment for the job.
For anyone looking to increase their chances in growing successful seedlings and cuttings you need the [easyazon_link asin=”B0001WV010″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”thedigitalwor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”yes”]Hydrofarm MT10006 Seedling Heat Mat.[/easyazon_link]
This heat meat, measuring 9 inches by 19.5 inches, improves germination results by heating the root area by 10 to 20 degrees over the ambient temperature. It is made from a thick multi layer construction with a new and improved stronger heating wire.
The waterproof construction repels any moisture making it safe to use. In fact, it is UL listed meaning it is certified to have reached high safety standards.
To keep extra safe make sure you follow the right procedures e.g. heat mat at the bottom, then a drainage tray, then the plants.
The mat can be used in many locations as it features a 6 foot long power cord.
There is useful information written on it to give you tips on light, planting and watering.
There is also no need to worry about the cost of running the mat as it only uses 17 watts of energy.
This is far less than most light bulbs so should not affect your energy bills even when in constant use.
Specifications for the Hydrofarm Seedling Heat Mat
Model Number: MT10006
Dimensions: 9 x 19.5 inches
Features: Warms up to 20F over ambient temperature, waterproof, UL listed
- Whatever the ambient temperature the mat will heat the root area 10 to 20 degrees higher increasing germination success
- Waterproof construction repels moisture for safety; UL listing proof of high quality safety
- 6 foot power cord allows you to place it in many locations
- Size is perfect for seed starting trays
- Useful planting information written on mat
- Does not always distribute heat evenly
- The small increase in temperature offered is sometimes not enough to make a difference to germination success
- Cannot be rolled up to be stored
- The smell of the plastic can be unpleasant when heated
- Can take a few hours to warm up to desired temperature
This heat mat will raise the temperature without any worries about overheating. However, to help you monitor the temperature and for added peace of mind why not use it with the [easyazon_link asin=”B000NZZG3S” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”thedigitalwor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”yes”]Hydrofarm MTPRTC Digital Thermostat;[/easyazon_link] specially designed to work in conjunction with this mat.
Whatever your needs from germinating tomato or pepper seeds to encouraging growth from cuttings a decent heat mat is a real advantage.
The easy to use controls make the mat simple to use so suitable for all abilities.
Keep your seeds warm and cosy whatever the weather and give them the best possible chance of success with the MT10006 9-by-19-1/2-Inch Seedling Heat Mat from Hydrofarm.
Note: when not being used for plants I hear cats are rather partial to using them as a handy source of warmth!