I’m so excited that February has finally arrived. From a GYO person’s point of view; Let the growing season commence!!!
I have spent the last few weeks raring to get growing; especially after my new Christmas present of a heated propagator became the newest gardening essential. It really is a fantastic gift and I can see myself using it on many occasions. I sowed some chilli seeds a few days ago and most of them have already made a strong appearance!
A friend of mine doesn’t use a heated propagator or have a heated green house, yet his seeds are flourishing. How you may ask has he done it? The secret is a single, cheap electric blanket! Some of you may be thinking what a strange idea but in reality, a heated mat specifically designed for the garden that does the same thing costs twice the amount of cash with half the heated surface area!
I was so impressed with his idea that I had to try it for myself. I already have a safe and secure electricity point in my outside shed, so I purchased a relatively cheap electric blanket from a high street store and dug out the timer that I already had. It is now being used to safely and snuggly keep my shallot seeds warm! It has the added benefit that it has 3 heat settings, can be machine washed and is even suitable for the tumble dryer!
Oh, how I do love a bargain and a good idea!
Thanks for the idea George.