DIY Propagator - Crits welcome

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adri123

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DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« on: January 18, 2014, 15:48 »
Hi

I've just knocked this up in the workshop.

I'll fit a hinged insulated door to it. 

It will fit 2 seed trays and has 5 x 9w LED lights fitted in the top.

Anyone with helpful criticisms or suggestions?  I'm a bit worried about ventilation...

TIA

Adri.

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gavinjconway

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Re: DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 15:59 »
Almost snap to my concotion I made a few weeks ago.. I dont know about the LED's if they give off the correct spectrum of light.

I used 2 x 30W CFL grow lamps for my lighting. Also have them adjustable so I can keep them moving up as my onions grow.

I have a small PC fan on a temp controller fitted to the bottom as well as the air holes top and bottom.. 

The lamps in the pics are just testing - I used these which are for growing .... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190510811883
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Re: DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 16:05 »
Gavin's right in querying the LED's. If they're the normal domestic lights, the light spectrum given off will not be correct for growing. They have to be specific grow-lights.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 07:31 »
looking good can you  just the heat ie control the heat and light ?
4 tatties feeds 2

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Re: DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 18:59 »
The LEDs should be fine.  There's a mixture of warm and cool with more of the cool for vegetative growth.

Can't wait to get it in action.


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Re: DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 12:30 »
latest pics of the propagator...can't wait to get sowing....
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Re: DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 13:35 »
That looks great now , sunglasses at the ready when you open the door  8)

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Re: DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 14:47 »
bee to fetch a seed tray and compost....I'm not going to be able to wait much longer and I know it's a mistake but some seeds are going to be sown this weekend....I should really wait at least another couple of weeks.

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Re: DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 21:58 »
Think about where you're going to put the seedlings....
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

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Re: DIY Propagator - Crits welcome
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 22:04 »
I should really wait at least another couple of weeks.

And then some.

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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2014, 20:57 »
I really hope you have connected all that foil to a earth connection somewhere. Please tell me you have.



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