Start us­ing heaters

Gardeners' World - - What To Do Now -

Now that the days are cooler, heaters are a good way of pro­tect­ing ten­der plants. Use a max-min ther­mome­ter to mon­i­tor tem­per­a­tures so you know when to turn on the heaters. You’ll just need heat at night to be­gin with. Elec­tric fan or tubu­lar bar heaters are the eas­i­est if you have power. If not, the op­tions are paraf­fin or gas. Paraf­fin heaters are cheap to run but need reg­u­lar fill­ing and main­te­nance, while propane gas heaters are ex­pen­sive but ef­fi­cient. In­su­late the green­house with bub­ble poly­thene or plas­tic sheet­ing to help re­duce heat loss.

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Po­si­tion elec­tric heaters in an open area, away from wa­ter sources

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