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.

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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.

5/5

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

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