Review: Garland Super 7 electric heated windowsill propagator

To keep this review simple: it works, it’s £25, buy it. If you want to know more, the Garland Super 7 electric heated windowsill propagator is lovely little thing that Chris bought me for my birthday in 2014 and every single seed I tried growing on it germinated.

If like me, you live in a very small flat with perhaps only one window adequate for growing plants from seed, the Super 7 is perfect. It’s 76cm x 19 cm deep and feels compact. Doesn’t have adjustable heat, but for indoor seed sowing that doesn’t matter for anyone except specialist growers.

Lagurus ovatus “Bunny Tails”

The plastic is nice and robust, especially the little green trays and lids, which I really like (lids have vents I never had closed). Propagators aren’t really the sort of thing that looks stylish, I think the Super 7 is a little bit though, especially when different seedlings start germinating. It’s cool and compact.

I started a large variety of plants on this last year. Off the top of my head some of the seeds planted were: Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’,  Lupinus ‘Snow Pixie’ (particularly interesting leaves), Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Dragon Sunset & Volcano Mix’ (very fun colours), Verbena bonariensis. A couple of grasses, Briza media and Lagurus ovatus ‘Bunny Tails’. Some veg, including Tomato ‘Vilma’, a cut and come again mixed pack of lettuce.

Some larger seeds in mid winter, Ricinus communis ‘Carmenchita’ and different cultivars of Lathyrus odoratus (sweet pea) I put into square 5cm pots instead of the trays and it worked just fine, fitting nicely.

Summary: Garland Super 7 electric heated windowsill propagator

Everything I planted germinated, many still flowering happily as we go into October. It’s cheap and looks as cool as you’ll get. Bam, full marks for this propagator. Even as I write I’m excited about using it again in March 2016.


2 thoughts on “Review: Garland Super 7 electric heated windowsill propagator

  1. Hello, is it too early to start using my garland propagator-i.e. do i need there to be more light? (its on a windowsill in an indoor garage) i was thinking of growing herbs, edible flowers & a few specialist mini-veg (cucuamelon, tomatillo) Grateful for your advice-thanks, regards

    1. I would wait until late March for most. The daylight hours aren’t long enough unless you have a grow light.

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