Tools and Stuff forum: Heat Mat Thermostat

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 2, 2015 4:48 PM CST
I bought a Jump Start Heat Mat Thermostat and love it! I use the old heating pads for starting seeds indoors that don't have the auto shut off and was using a darkroom thermometer to keep tabs on the soil temperature. I found it to be something of a chore because I'd have to keep checking the temperature every hour or so.

With this, you just plug your heat mat into it, set the temp you want your soil to be then place the probe in the soil and plug it in. So far works awesomely! I'll probably end up getting another one for next year.

Here is a link for it:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NZZG3S/

I planted this tray 2 days ago .. it's all hibiscus and the hardy ones are already coming up! No more worry about the soil temperature.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 5, 2015 11:51 AM CST
HydroFarm is a good outfit, too. I have a bunch of their small heat mats and a couple of the large ones. When I first bought the small ones, there was a defective run of them, so several of mine died after the first year. When I contacted HydroFarm, they replaced them all, and without asking for a receipt.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Mar 5, 2015 11:57 AM CST
How cool is that!
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln

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