Yes this is my first time with a mat. I've started seeds inside for the last 2 years with no mat and a small 18 inch light I got from the hardware store. I had about 40-50% germination rate, probably due to our house being about 70-72 during later winter/early spring. Im hoping the mat will help out.
For saving money on equipment, have discovered they only need the extra heat to germinate. Then you can move the tray and start another one germinating on the mat.
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