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View Poll Results: Do you heat your GH - if so, how?

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  • I don't heat mine

    21 87.50%
  • Electric

    1 4.17%
  • Propane gas

    0 0%
  • Paraffin

    0 0%
  • Wood

    0 0%
  • Candles

    1 4.17%
  • Bubblewrap - no heating

    2 8.33%
  • Other - please explain!

    1 4.17%
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    Default Heating a greenhouse - Yes or No?

    Lots of questions on the Vine about heating a greenhouse - so here's a Poll to gauge how many of us do, or don't and how we do it if we do.
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    I don't heat mine. But I do have an old electric fan heater that I plug in if it looks like being sub-zero in there all day. This year it got its first (and probably only) outing at the beginning of this month.
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    I think people need to understand/ acknowledge how their gh behaves over the course of the year. I have 2 but they act very differently. A lean to that has a lower temp but for a longer period and a begger if I don't vent enough. A freestanding that gets very hot and needs shading but for a shorter duration in the year. I remember going in someone elses lean too gh and I don't remember the direction it faced but it was so hot but the wall acted as a heat store and they were able to grow a fair amount over winter in there.

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    I don't heat mine, only thing in it now is lettuce anything else will be staying indoors until the weather warms up.
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    I don't heat mine either - yet, anyway. The previous owners obviously did because there was an old 750w oil-filled heater in there and a power feed from the workshop via an old central heating thermostat. I have tested it and it does seem to work OK.

    Last year (my first real year here) I didn't really use the GH for much more than a "glass shed", although I did finish off some seedlings in it before planting out and I did plant some lettuce in there in the Autumn.

    Having now evicted most of the stuff that was in there in the absence of a better place to put it, I do intend to use the GH as one this year (for tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines and melons, along with, possibly some sweetcorn and runner beans) but I won't be putting stuff in until after any heat might be needed.

    I do have a little 45w heater in the cold frame, which is doing a nice job with the first of my seedlings this year - not enough to need to put 'em in the GH though.
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    Amazing!! 9 votes and we all agree.

    Keep on voting please!
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    I dont but have pondered it . I do the back and forth thing untill i can leave them up there with some fleece, i love that time of year .

    Just noticed the lowest in my gh last night was 8.8 , if id known that was going to be the case id have left my early toms up there last night .
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    No heating here...

    I have wrapped a few things in Bubblewrap this year (it didn't work), but I do use it. So I've managed to vote twice (sorry) 1 for unheated and 1 for bubblewrap - unheated
    Last edited by bikermike; 12-03-2018 at 08:23 AM. Reason: voting explanation
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