The Compot Propagator Top is a simple plant propagator that takes up less space than many other propagators. It can be used on top of your Compot or directly in the garden. It all depends on how you want to use it. All you have to do is reverse the Compot Lid, fill it with soil and/or toilet rolls, water the soil, plant the seeds, position it on top of your Compot, cover with the top then lock the top into place with a little downward pressure as you turn it clockwise.
I have not tried every single seed to see what will and won’t grow, so it’s up to you to find out what works in your garden, and in your climate. But don’t give up the first time because you might have had bad luck. There are hundreds of reasons why one seed will sprout and another will not. It might have been too hot or too cold, or the moon might have been waxing instead of waning or vice versa, or the pH might have been a little out, or the propagation mix your bought was bad (as happened in South Australia) or it was the wrong seed for your climate, or the micro-climate in your garden was not right, or etc etc etc. How long is a piece of string. So many variables.
Like all gardening, it can be trial-and-error finding what works in your climate and your particular garden environment. But it is fun and rewarding when you see those little seeds sprout and find out it actually works.
It’s great for the occasional gardener that wants a few homegrown herbs and veggies without the need for heating trays, greenhouses etc.
Wheatgrass can be grown in less than 10 days for juicing, to feed for your chickens or even to put in a salad. It’s a fun way to teach your kids how to grow seeds. If you are super serious about propagating you can get as many as you like depending on how many Compots you have, or how many you want to use directly over plants in the garden, as some plants need planting directly in the garden. The Compot Top will protect your new little seedlings till they are big enough to be exposed to the sun and all the other elements in your garden.
You don’t even need Compots to use the Propagator top because you can use it directly in the garden over a seed or seedling. Simply hold it in place by placing the 4 stakes through the holes in the side of the Top. This will stop all manner of little critters from eating your new plants. The same level of heat is not generated this way but it still works. Just experiment what works best for you and your garden.