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Re: Preparing for winter...lots of pics

Message from Jim in Iowa

I put some rope lights on the floor inside
coiled up with a thermometer on them,they got
up to 104F,the key is to trap all that heat.

When I had my little umbrella greenhouses,I
put rope lights on the ground...nothing,then a 100wt
light bulb,3-5F uptick...then a 150wt(whatever the
flood lights are,I forget),maybe 5-10F more.
When I threw a tarp over the top I got another +20F
or more.....hmmm,that might be an easy way to insure
you have enough heat in there,throw a cover/quilt over
it and wrap with a tarp if it turns Arctic.


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