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winter heating GH with compost pile

Posted by urbanagain (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 6:17

I've heard of people doing this and am thinking of moving my compost barrel into my GH before the winter....good or bad idea?


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RE: winter heating GH with compost pile

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 10:47

The amount of heat a compost barrel will provide is a drop in the ole bucket, a big bucket. Unless your greenhouse is awfully small and the barrel awfully big it won't make much difference. Also you'd need to refill several times during winter.


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RE: winter heating GH with compost pile

What is the best way to heat a 10 by 10 greenhouse and will my plants survive of I don't have heat ans just keep them away from frost


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RE: winter heating GH with compost pile

It totally depends on what kinds of plants you are talking about. If you can give more details you'll have a better chance of getting a helpful answer.


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