[Market-farming] setting up progation mat

Nan Johnson nan.n.johnson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 22:30:48 EST 2009

In case no one has yet replied to Alan's question about setting up the
red thick rubber propagation mats, we did put foam boards under all of
ours.....no grounding was needed with this type.  However we have also
used a long (25 foot), narrow plastic "mat" called agritape, and that
one DID require wire screen placed ON top of the mat (part of their
instructions).  We also put foam boards underneath.

In neither case did I put foam boards on top, I just placed my seed
trays directly on the either type mat.  I did this for 7 years and
germinated thousands and thousands of seedlings each year for research
for the Medicinal Plant Garden (National Center for Natural Products
Research, Univ. of MS, Oxford) with no problem.  Hope this helps.

nan (formerly of Dancing Goats Farm, now Simple Gifts Homestead in Arkansas)

p.s. nice to be back with y'all...sold my farm in 2006 due to divorce
but now have a new life in a new state ,a new partner, and back to the

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