notillgrowers

Open full view…

Germination Chamber Ideas

oaksidefarms
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:20:34 GMT

Was wondering if anyone had plans or has built a small germination chamber for their farm. I am mainly looking for something to germinate lettuce over the summer here in California. I’m still pretty small so I only need a couple trays a week. Thanks

wetknotfarms
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 10:53:29 GMT

The February Growing For Market has a low cost germination chamber in it. He basically uses rigid foam insulation to make a box and has an aquarium heater hooked up to a thermostat. I've got one that uses a steam pan heater, like caterers use, that plugs into an Inkbird thermostat. All that sits inside a non functioning freezer I got super cheap on craigslist. I bet a used crockpot could work just as well as the steam pan heater in a smaller chamber.