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    Quote Originally Posted by benb89 View Post
    Thank you for your responses, they are all very helpful. With regards to light, I have a very good spot on the kitchen window ledge that gets a lot of light, when the weather allows.
    Ben if you put foil/white card behind your seedlings when they're on the window sill it will reflect the light and help prevent them going to leggy.
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    Hi Ben and welcome! Post pics of your chillis once you get them going! We lurve pics around here

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    My Propagator was delivered yesterday. Doing a wee search on setting it up...

    There is a handy wee guide in it about successful propagation, but looking at the trays (supplied), they do not touch the bottom - leaving an air gap.

    Do I need sand to transfer the heat or is it done via convection?



    Just done a search and product videos show just plastic case - no medium . They end by sticking thermostat probe into a pot... less convinced
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    What make of propagator is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    What make of propagator is it?
    It is a 52cm Stewart Premium Variable Thermostat 50Watt. 12C to 28C.
    It can take 2 x Standard Seed Trays. I put in a stewart standard seed tray and it sits about 5mm above the base

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    Electric Propagator - Variable Control - Stewart Garden

    shows pots sitting on gravel or summat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Electric Propagator - Variable Control - Stewart Garden

    shows pots sitting on gravel or summat.
    Thanks VC.... picture is not on the box or in the "handy wee guide" .


    what do grapes recommend?


    I've go builders sand as a back stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Shoes View Post
    Thanks VC.... picture is not on the box or in the "handy wee guide" .


    what do grapes recommend?

    I've got builders sand



    I've go builders sand as a back stop.

    Just found the answer.
    Sharp sand recommended.
    Also found a video with what looked like recycled cotton/cloths underlay (ok capillary matting) and water.
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