Waiting to move to a nice new greenhouse

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Re: Waiting to move to a nice new greenhouse

Postby Martin » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:32 pm

I agree it would be a real shame to lose that echinocactus they relay do not tolerate frost well and even if it survived could mark quite badly

Aeoniums will also not stand any frost and I think I saw a few of thaose
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Re: Waiting to move to a nice new greenhouse

Postby Spro » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:53 pm

Don't worry it will be heated
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Re: Waiting to move to a nice new greenhouse

Postby agavemad » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:45 am

I don't think it matters how big your greenhouse is..... its never big enough :grin:
My new greenhouse was finished this summer. I thought this year I would get everything into one half and just have to heat that over winter.
By the time I had repotted everything there was no chance...... both halves are full
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Re: Waiting to move to a nice new greenhouse

Postby Spro » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:15 pm

On heating which way do you all prefer
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Re: Waiting to move to a nice new greenhouse

Postby Martin » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:56 pm

For the smaller greenhouse best option is an electric heater with a good accurate thermostat

I have used a greenhouse thermostat and a heater from machine mart to great effect and much cheaper than actual greenhouse heaters
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Re: Waiting to move to a nice new greenhouse

Postby rodsmith » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:10 am

I agree with Martin. A fan heater is the best bet for a small greenhouse. It has the benefit of circulating the air, always a good idea, to help prevent stagnation and damp. I run a second fan heater permanently on cool setting (i.e. circulating air at ambient temperature), which helps prevent overheating in summer as well.
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