rainbowgardener wrote:But yes, if you are serious about starting lots of things from seed, you absolutely need the heat mat.
i've been starting my gardens all from seed for the past 3 years with no real issues... i don't "absolutely need the heat mat" honestly.. just got it for my stubborn pepper seeds really.
GardenGnome wrote:I have the same set as you do and didn't use the dome my house is cold from 58 to 65
And my stuff sprouted but the peppers are taking longer.
yep, same thing here on my side.. i sometimes remove the dome because it gets all sweaty and to let the setup breathe.
lesson learned... do not put wooden sticks in the setup.. they get fuzz on them... lol
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