Reddit Reddit reviews Jump Start Germination Station w/Heat Mat, Tray, 72-Cell Pack, 2" Dome

We found 15 Reddit comments about Jump Start Germination Station w/Heat Mat, Tray, 72-Cell Pack, 2" Dome. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Jump Start Germination Station w/Heat Mat, Tray, 72-Cell Pack, 2
UL-listed waterproof heat mat, 17 Watts, 120 Volt, 8.875" x 19.5"2" humidity dome11" x 22" watertight base tray72-cell seedling insertIncludes instructions with growing tipsThe Station's vented plastic top means better humidity control
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15 Reddit comments about Jump Start Germination Station w/Heat Mat, Tray, 72-Cell Pack, 2" Dome:

u/uliarliarpantsonfire · 5 pointsr/gardening

Ah I see. Well here are some things on my list, I think it's different from gardener to gardener.

seed starter with heat

Kevlar sleeves for prickly plants and tomatoes that make me itch

seed stamp for planting

square foot gardening book

knee pads

garden clogs

gloves I go through gloves like crazy!

plant markers

gardening set just some basic tools

bucket organizer

of course there are lots of other things that you might want like seeds, tomato cages, kits for building your own raised beds they are all available from amazon, so it really depends on what you like and want to grow. I don't know if this helps you any? Maybe plan out your garden and what you want to grow then you'll know what you need?

u/OpportunisticNinja · 3 pointsr/succulents

Hey all - I just started with succulents about a month ago, and I'm already neck deep in plants (and responsibilities).

I repotted most of my collection into terra cotta about 3 weeks ago, and noticed an immediate improvement in health.

I have a few specific questions

  1. With the Lithops, the blooming one seems to have stagnated. It first erupted on Friday morning, however, I thought it would have bloomed by now. Is it supposed to go brown? I lightly watered it once the bloom showed itself, and have been lightly misting it every other day. Is the pot that they are in too shallow for them? It's about 1.5" deep, with 50/50 perlite and cactus mix.

  2. For the sempervivum, is it good to remove the pups? I pulled off about 30 yesterday, saving the larger rosettes for propagation. Do they draw on the plant's energy? I noticed signs of etiolation, which is what spurred the concern and subsequent removal of buds / dry leaves.
  3. How often should I mist my cuttings that have rooted? I don't want to give them sunburn so I have only been misting lightly every couple of nights.
  4. Is it necessary to get grow lights? Winter is harsh here, I don't particularly trust the heating, and I have too many plants to cram into one window. I'm likely going to buy some, but I'm unsure of what kind.
    4.I would like to get a small nursery like [this] ( as I plan on growing Mesemb seeds this winter. Would lights be beneficial to a setup like this? What are your thoughts on greenhouses like this? I feel like I could combine the nursery with the greenhouse to house most of my succulents during the winter. Has anyone done this?
  5. I'd like ID's on the topsy turvy looking one (light, light blue), the sempervivum, and the severely etiolated echeveria (i think? possibly sedum?) . If anyone is an expert with Lithops I'd love to know the species.

    Thanks all!

u/vietdemocracy · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I use plastic Rubbermaid storage containers and 2" net pots. I had room to drill 8 holes with enough spacing for plants to grow. It takes a minute for the plants to establish roots but once they do, its non stop productivity.

I start out from seeds using rockwool cubes. Soak the cubes in water, add a seed to each one. Place them in something like this with a heat pad so they germinate faster.

I let the plants germinate and grow for about 2 weeks, manually watering the rockwool cubes, with the cover on them you don't have to worry about them drying out very fast. Then when they look good, i put them in the 2" net pots, add some clay hydroponic pellets as well.

Now in the Rubbermaid storage box, make sure its not clear, if light gets in, it will create algae. I just use regular tap water to fill it up. Then use a cheap air stone, connected to a little air pump. This will create air bubbles in the water, the roots need to breath, more bubbles the better.

Then I will add the nutrients, I paid 15 dollars for two bottles I use. Just cheap, vegetative solution. Its not very powerful because lettuce and herbs don't need to flower. Now for this part I have two devices I use. A pH pen, and a PPM pen. pH pen will tell you how acidic your water is, the PPM pen will tell you how powerful your Rubbermaid water reservoir is. I use this handy little chart to tell me what the pH as well as the PPMs should be for growing what.

Those two pens costs about 15 bucks each on amazon, you don't HAVE to have them, but it makes things a lot easier. If the pH is too high or too low, they have bottles of pH Up and pH Down, a few drops will get it to where it needs to be.

So now that the water has the nutrients going, and air stone making bubbles, I put the lid of the Rubbermaid back on with the 8 holes I had previously drilled. Then add the 2" net pots with the plants growing. The roots will break through the rockwool and end up floating in the water, the more roots, the faster your plant will grow.

You can do this outside, but during the winter where I live inside is the only option. There are a ton of options, but I choose LED. Its the most expensive option, but they use next to nothing on your power bill, they also don't create much heat at all. The life span of LEDs are also incredible, something like running 24/7 for ten years.

Here is a cheap light that works good. Just hang the light up close to the plants, add a timer for 18 hours a day.

Check out

tldr - I trim off an entire head of "Gourmet Blend lettuce" each week, will grow back by in about 7 days, if you have 8 plants going it can be a lot of free, low maintenance food

u/gottalovetrees · 2 pointsr/plants

Do you think this will work?

u/flavor8 · 2 pointsr/gardening

For easy germination I recommend:

  1. A 72 cell tray, with reservoir and humidity dome, and a heat mat. You can pick one of these up for about $25 on Amazon (I'd find you a link except my ISP is crapping out at the moment.)

  2. Peat plugs. I have the jiffy ones, and they work fine.

    You can either put this under lights or in a sunny window, or both. The heat will get the seeds up quickly, but they'll need plenty of light if they're not going to grow spindly.

    EDIT my DNS came back up. This thing's the ticket:

    About $20 of the cost is for the heat mat.
u/jborowski19 · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Have you looked at anything like this? I just started some hydroponics from seeds and had 100% success using something similar to this germinating from seeds. Best of Luck to you! sounds like some very interesting research.

u/corrigun · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

Do yourself a favor and spend the $35 on a heat mat/covered tray setup [like this](

I bought mine at a local greenhouse. Get some peat cups, soak them until they expand and put two or three seeds in each one. When they sprout cut the nylon off and plant them

I went from about 5% to about 85% success.

u/octopornopus · 1 pointr/BackYardChickens

I have this heat mat for germinating seeds for my garden. It gets noticeably warm, but definitely not hot. Do chicks require a lot of heat, like an actual heat lamp, or just a warm substrate?

u/kiraella · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

don't go talking too loud you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

  1. $25

  2. $10

  3. $5

    Vote: 2 $10 gifts.
u/FlailStorm · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A Healthier Me!

This would help me have more fresh veggies available. More fresh veggies at home is healthier not only because eating them is good, but it also lowers the carbon footprint of my food since it doesn't need to travel to get to me!

u/jisakujiens · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

No problem. Hope some of this helps.

I've never used rooting powder. RapidStart is a liquid you mix into the reservior for young plants. It comes with instructions for hydro systems.

If you don't recirculate the water to the fishtank, and it's not bubbling through a waterfall or something, then you should add an air stone. It will cut down on the algae at the very least.

> I'm thinking my initial failure was the way I germinated. Now, a bunch of my tomato roots are pretty long and good, and sit in the water.

Most likely. Skinny, leggy seedlings usually means not enough light or light too far away. They can also damp off which can cause the stem to become thin and brown until the seedling falls over.

I never use anything but pure pH balance (usually pH 5.5) water with my seedlings until they develop a true leaf set. The seed contains all the nutrients the plant needs up to this point. Presoak your cubes in the ph balance water for 24h before planting.

I also recommend investing in a germination setup. Add a thermostat to keep from cooking your plants :)

I usually plant 25-50% more seeds than I need, and select only the most vigorous seedlings.

Google for optimal germination conditions for the plants you're growing. It can vary significantly. Lettuces do not usually want the same conditions at tomatoes.

> But I have like 2 or so inches of water at the bottom of this thing. Is that super bad?

As long as the plants look healthy and the roots don't develop a layer of dark slimy crap on them (root rot) then you're cool. Optimally you want nice white roots. Some discoloration is OK if the plants are still healthy.

If you are worried about root rot, fungus, algae, etc, the nuclear option is Physan 20. Just don't use it on plants within a week or two of fruiting if you plan to consume the fruits (according to a company rep).

Growing from seed is a big challenge. Keep at it.

u/notajew80 · 1 pointr/DarkNetMarkets

what kind of set up are you using. i put mine inbetween wet paper towels in a zip lock bag and put it in the closet for 2 days. then i take them out and place them in starter plugs that have been soaked in ph water and a tiny splash of rapid start. put the seed and tap root in the plug and place a little coco coir around it and place it in a dome. i use one of these works every time

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
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