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Thread: Watering warm water lengthens growing season - says Chris Beardshaw

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    Well I think I might just put the kettle on.
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    What about seeds,I don’t know if I’m the only one that does this but I don’t like to water my indoor germinating seeds & seedlings with cold water,I always add a bit of boiled water to make it tepid,cold water wouldn’t be nice,I want the temperature to be like summer rain. Once the plants have hardened up they can have cold water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Shoes View Post
    And again.

    The water butt in the greenhouse will also help to retain heat as cold night draw in. And help reduce air getting too dry in the summer
    But not if you keep a lid on the waterbutt to stop anything falling in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    But not if you keep a lid on the waterbutt to stop anything falling in.
    No lid inside. Don't like the earwigs falling in.

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    I fill empty 2 litre bottles with rain water and keep them in the greenhouse for watering the seedlings.
    That way everything is at the same temperature.
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    Is this a forum first - everyone is in agreement about watering warm! I will too - but it's good to know there is a scientific basis for doing so.
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    I agree - nice to know what I have been doing has a scientific basis. I just thought that I don't like cold showers/baths and so my plants wouldn't either! Brrrr...
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    Ok so I'm sad I used a small nft hydroponic system in my greenhouse last year and put a small fish tank water heater in it the plants (toms) didn't seem bothered by any cold nights (West yorkshire) will have to try again this year and see what happens
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