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#1 Palemoon



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 03:19 PM

I recently read an article that said you should not continue to use a heat pad once all seeds have germinated.  What are your thoughts for or against continued use of a heat pad.  I live in a moderate climate (Pacific Northwest) and my thermostat inside my house (where they are being green housed) is set to 68 day and night.  When I have the heat pad under my starts the temp hovers around 80-82 F, without the heat pad it hovers around 70-72 F




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Posted 01 April 2019 - 04:26 PM

You will be fine with soil temps of 70-72 degrees. It won't hurt your seedlings if you leave the heat mat on; it just isn't needed after all the seeds have germinated. So I would go ahead and remove the mat once you are done germinating seeds.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:58 PM

Leaving the heat mat on after seeds have sprouted can cause leggy plants and also fungus unless you're running strong fans. I want my plants to be as short and stocky as possible, don't know about you.

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