Beth Tinsdale
Beth’s Ornamentals
Tacoma, WA
Controlling Costs and Improving Consistency

Beth Tinsdale, General Manager

The Challenge

Beth was tired of the changing cost of plugs she purchased for her 5,000 sq.ft. ornamental perennials operation. Further, she couldn’t control the consistency of the product. She wanted to do her own plug propagation.

The BioTherm Solution

BioTherm provided Beth with an easy-to-install Bench Warmer kit that provides gentle and consistent heat for 950 sq.ft. of her metal-topped benches. The durable MicroClimate tubing fit perfectly into the framing, underneath the metal tops, providing a smooth and accessible heated surface. The system is small enough that a traditional tanked hot water heater is a sufficient heat source. Beth is now able to propagate her own perennial starts and control the costs and consistency of her products.

How It Works

The innovative BioTherm Bench Warmer heating system delivers the perfect amount of heat energy right at the benchtop, where the plants grow. The tubing is evenly spaced to ensure even heating with no chance of striping, which is especially important for propagation.

"Since I began growing with BioTherm’s Bench Warmer Kit, I now have consistent quality plug stock.”

—Beth Tinsdale, Beth’s Ornamentals

MicroClimate tubing fits perfectly under the expanded metal bench top.
MicroClimate tubing provides even and consistent heat for Beth’s ornamental plugs.

Microclimate Tubing Bench Warmer Kit

BioTherm CO2 System

Call 1-800-GET-HEAT to get started.