seed planting & propagation
seedling propagation with artificial heating
This section deals with some aspects of seedling propagation using artificial heating.  Click the Seedling Propagation with Artificial Heating subject   Links   on the left for more information.

Why artificially heat seedling boxes?
Both commercially made seedling boxes and home made styrofoam seedling propagation boxes suffer from the same problem that they need warmth from the sun to get the seedlings going.  If you are trying to get very early tomatoes or basil, capsicum and eggplant seedlings in time for a short growing season you will have to artificially heat the seedlings in order to get them up in time.