I sowed some Borlotti beans today. I’m having some success with using my heated propogator plugged in outside. You see the problem with sowing seeds inside is that there just isn’t as much light in the house as there is outside. But at this time of year it’s too cold to sow seeds outside. And with no heated greenhouse you can see where the problem lies. So I decided to plug in my propogator in the shed and put it outside the door (light AND heat!) and it seems to work. I have raised some french beans already, plenty of rocket, germinated mint, marjoram and corriander – all of which are growing on nicely. It hasn’t escaped me that using the propogator outside isn’t exactly energy efficient. And that certainly is the downside to the whole plan. But then it’s just like a mini heated greenhouse and takes up less space in the garden too!