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seed flats on top of dryer

Posted by mobyclick 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 21, 10 at 21:39

I put my pepper and flower seeds into their starting trays a couple of days ago. One flat is sunny warm spot in the living room and the other one is on top of the dryer in my laundry room. There is alot of natural light there, and the clothes dryer gives off warmth once or twice a day.

I set the tray on top of a folded piece of fabric that protects the bottom of the tray on the dryer so the soil can't get too warm, but I am wondering if the vibrations from the turning barrel will cause problems.

Any ideas?

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RE: seed flats on top of dryer

The vibration will not matter. I would put a thermometer in the soil and see just how warm it really is. Peppers germinate best at around 85 degrees. Al

RE: seed flats on top of dryer

Agree with Al about the vibration but I doubt your dryer top would get hot enough to get the soil "too warm". More likely it isn't warm enough. ;)


RE: seed flats on top of dryer

Plus, the dryer doesn't run 24 hours a day. Soil temperature should remain consistently warm until germination occurs. Soil should be warm while the air temperatures can be downright chilly.

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