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BigNasty

Heated propogator & water

I have a jiffy pellet in a heated propogator and im just wondering are there any precautions with water and the base that actually heats up? Its a sealed unit that a sowing tray sits on with capilliary holes in but i am weiry of water and electric. Should there be somthing between the tray and the heated base or is it fine? I know you just mist them for humidity but theres a sticker on the base that says never submerge. Its obvious not to submerge completely. Thanks 

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I don't think you need a heated prop my friend in this weather. 

Id turn of the heated bit,, also what's in the Jiffy pellet?

If its a seed then u don't need a prop lid at all, if its an unrooted  clone then leave the lid on but turn off the power. 

zz

ps I would have thought they are waterproof and safe as they are meant to have a certain amount of run off from watering plants. 

 

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@zztopbudzI have a seed in the jiffy pellet not germinated yet tho 

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Why do you think it needs to be in a heated prop? 

Where do you live? 

You risk frying it over night with or without water. 

The seed needs high humidity which it has got inside its Jiffy pellet. 

The humidity created in the prop is what cuttings would need to root and the extra warmth from the heated prop like in mid winter in an out building lol. 

Your best taking the lid off and unplugging her

The seedling will appear from the jiffy and then its game on. 

zz

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13 minutes ago, zztopbudz said:

Why do you think it needs to be in a heated prop? 

Where do you live? 

You risk frying it over night with or without water. 

The seed needs high humidity which it has got inside its Jiffy pellet. 

The humidity created in the prop is what cuttings would need to root and the extra warmth from the heated prop like in mid winter in an out building lol. 

Your best taking the lid off and unplugging her

The seedling will appear from the jiffy and then its game on. 

zz

Im in Ireland i know the majority of plants need heat and moisture for germination thats why iv kept the lid on and not so much light yet till they spout their heads. I would only keep the lid on till this stage then begin the process of keeping the lid off. 

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It will have warmth because its summer and moisture inside the jiffy brother. 

Lid on could be too much humidity and cause the seed to rot or mould to form. 

Open the vents at least if you feel you need a prop lid but honestly , its not needed with canna seeds especially a heated one. 

If you are leaving it on watch it regularly and whip it off as soon as you see the baby poke its head up. 

Then get the light onto the situation

Good luck 

zz

 

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Thanks 

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Heated propagators are unnecessary in this heat and will cause more issues then anything,  I only get mine out when its like mid winter, ambient room temperatures are perfect at this time of year

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