Simple answer is yes.
To get an answer to the question ‘do seed warming mats work’ we used 2 seeds trays – top one used a seed warming mat
And the one below simply a seed tray.
Do seed warming mats work?
Both seed trays contain exactly the same type of seeds – Thai Basil on the left and Roma tomatoes on the right.
They were processed in exactly the same way, using the same soil and put in the trays 6 days ago.
The seedling heat mat used was the one on the right
Ideal seedling heat mat
- Helps speed up the germination of seeds.
- Water-proof and energy saving.
- Helps get fast results before transplanting the seeds
- Available from Amazon
All you do is simply plug it in (I use a timer and only have it on for 8 hours each day) and then when they start to grow just unplug it.
To use this mat all I tend to do is:
- Soak the seeds in water for 3 to 6 hours
- Fill a seed tray with the seeds.
- Put it on top of the heat mat
- And when they sprout (with about 3 to 4 leaves) move them either to a hydroponic or aquaponic system or a larger pot
Update 22 April
2 weeks after sowing the seeds I’ve had to move the Roma Tomatoes.
They were simply getting to large for the seeds trays.
They are now in pots – under a grow light bars on a shelf in the kitchen.
In addition I’ve also put some in pots in the back garden.