To Heat or not to Heat?

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Lottie Digger

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To Heat or not to Heat?
« on: October 01, 2013, 20:06 »
Help please, I have just taken delivery of 72 plug plants for next year. They have been potted on and are doing well in the cold frame but as it gets colder I plan to put them in the green house. Will I need to put a heater in there or will it be enough if I just line it with bubble wrap?
Any advise would be helpful as I have never been down this road before :unsure:

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mumofstig

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Re: To Heat or not to Heat?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 20:13 »
what are the plants?
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Re: To Heat or not to Heat?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 15:13 »
A mix of flowering for next summer, dianthus, aqualega, delphinium, lavender, gium etc Cant remember the rest :unsure:

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Re: To Heat or not to Heat?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 15:39 »
Wouldn't it be easier & cheaper to heat the cold frame?
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Re: To Heat or not to Heat?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2013, 15:42 »
If it's a pack of perennial border plants (sounds like it  ;) ) then a cold greenhouse will be just fine  ;)

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Re: To Heat or not to Heat?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2013, 16:11 »
Thank you folks I'll go with the cold greenhouse I think, not practical to heat cold frame :happy:

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Re: To Heat or not to Heat?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 16:21 »
My advice would be not to let them get too much water - they won't drink much water in winter, so it will take them longer to drink any water you do give them (compared to Summer) and having cold & wet feet will do more damage than them just being cold.  I would not pot them on during the winter for the same reason - don't provide a bigger pot, and more water, around the roots.

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Re: To Heat or not to Heat?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 17:59 »
Bubble rap would help....
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Re: To Heat or not to Heat?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013, 10:25 »
Yeah I've noticed they're not drinking much so I'm going to watch out for mould and damping off.

Thanks everyone :D

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Re: To Heat or not to Heat?
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 18:16 »
Yeah I've noticed they're not drinking much so I'm going to watch out for mould and damping off.

Thanks everyone :D

Hi LD do you electricity in the green house ???
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