Plant propagation basically means creating new plants from different sources like cuttings, seeds, bulbs and other parts of the plants. It also means artificial or natural spreading of seeds or plants to new areas. Seedling propagation is one of the most popular ways of propagating plants. To encourage seedling propagation, an electric seed-propagation mat, which is essentially a hot rubber mat with metal cage-like covering, can be used. The mats are specifically made with metal cage to protect seedlings from catching fire. These mats are very advantageous for growing plants in extreme cold weather conditions; times in which growing plants becomes quite challenging. Heat mats combined with good lighting system can help in improving yield in your indoor hydroponics garden.
You can easily protect your delicate seedlings by planting early, even during winter. You can now enjoy growing plants and the benefits of seed propagation mats. This will save you a lot of money. To expedite germination, seed propagation mats provide the seedlings with ideal temperature and heat that they need. It’s very important to understand that to grow delicate seedlings a special designed wire cage is needed. This wire cage, designed to withstand any rise in temperature and air circulation is a necessity for the delicate seedlings.
Most seed propagation mats available on the market are pre -tested and the appropriate temperature level is pre-set. The mat and rack work in tandem to give you the desired result. The generated heat travels through the open space between the flat and the mat and passes through the soil. To avoid any kind of electric shock or danger of fire, seed propagation mats are placed within the rubber because these mats come with electric heating element. It’s controlled thermostatically and also maintains balanced temperature level and emits uniform heat. An ideal seed propagating mat will come in size that is 22.25 inches long, 15.25 inches wide and 2 inches deep. However, there are also super seed propagating mats available in size that measures around 38.25 inches long, 17.25 inches wide and 2 inches deep.
Propagation of plants is one the most interesting and crucial phases of gardening. Seed propagation is the oldest and natural method of growing plants. The advantage of seed propagation is that seeds are affordable, you grow large quantity of plants, they are free from any diseases and they can be treated from infections before the final sale. With the help of seed propagating mats you can easily propagate roses and reward yourself with the amazing outcome!