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Sun Feb 09 2014, 14:54
been pottering in garden today, sown some tomato seeds, marigolds and planted 2 flower discs in hanging baskets, fired up the ole parrafin greenhouse heater and hoping for no frost, do you think I'm being optimistic?

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Sun Feb 09 2014, 15:38
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Save your paraffin and start them off on the windowsills. Very Happy 

Thats what I do, but then I never had a paraffin heater. Laughing 
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Sun Feb 09 2014, 17:10
you might be right there veggie, its £6.25 a gallon, that's the cheapest its £6.99 at B+Q. i'll see how it goes,  Very Happy 
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Sun Feb 09 2014, 23:15
just my luck, frost forecast  Sad 
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Mon Feb 10 2014, 07:45
I bought an seed/ plant incubator in the summer sales. I think the Mrs. Has some seedlings in it.
Signed "I do the donkey work"  Laughing
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Mon Feb 10 2014, 20:24
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How is it going TOM? Do you have a maximum and minimum thermometer in your greenhouse? They are handy as they let you know how cold it got in the night. Smile 
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Mon Feb 10 2014, 21:52
Tom - Have you not tried Booths up at Appley Bridge?

I found it was cheaper from there than places like The Range etc. But I haven't bought any for a while.
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Tue Feb 11 2014, 21:14
hi Temeluchus, Booths at Apply Bridge only sell kerosene, I like many others thought that was the same, but its not, i used it last year and it sooted up my green house, overnight the greenhouse became a blackhouse, so beware of that one folks,

veggie, I've not got a low/high stat, just a normal one, and every time i look in the temp is above 40 F, so its lookin good, But, I've cobbled up a stove pipe type of heater, so the parrafin heater is warming up a flue pipe I made, so it does two jobs, takes the fumes out of the greenhouse and warms up the flu pipe which acts like a radiator, the problem is the wind howling past the pipe end blows the flame out, so i need to make some adjustments to that,
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Tue Feb 11 2014, 21:18
Damocles, my seeds are in made up propagator ,its a tray lined with that white stuff they pack tele's and stuff in, made from hundreds of thousands of little white balls, its good insulation, then bubble wrap over the sides and top,
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Wed Feb 12 2014, 10:39
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Thats great TOM - when I had my plot I had a huge greenhouse that was heated by pipes from a stove in the shed at the side of it. Smile 
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Sat Feb 15 2014, 23:48
Thanks for that Tom. I wasn't aware - I buy it for the father in law.

I have a paraffin heater I've never used Embarassed

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Mon Feb 17 2014, 18:30
I've just had a peep in the greenhouse, its 6.30pm and its cold outside but its 50c in the greenhouse so the heaters doing its job but, the seeds arn't showing any signs yet, its 8 days since I sowd them, am i being impatient ? bounce 
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Tue Feb 18 2014, 12:23
Do you exclude the light? I know some folks cover the pots to keep out the light, I would have thought the temperature is okay, I think they usually say 10-13 degrees. Smile 
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Tue Feb 18 2014, 12:54
the lights not excluded, they're covered with some packing material bit like bubble wrap it transparent, but looking at a chart 10-13 is the mid 50's, so its probly not warm enough, just have to be more patient am I too early? 2407571070 
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Wed Feb 19 2014, 13:08
first signs of new growth, the camera's not up to it, buts here's the years first baby shoots,
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Wed Feb 19 2014, 14:46
is this a good sign or bad?
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Wed Feb 19 2014, 14:48
it appears i can get a better picture from my phone than my camera, bonkers innit. No 
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Wed Feb 19 2014, 14:50
I also saw an ladybird yesterday Smile 
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Wed Feb 19 2014, 15:42
I saw a ladybird, but it turned out to be a man
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Wed Feb 19 2014, 15:44
Corkella?
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TOM & Mache - I think that is a sign of a mild winter which has brought forth an early spring. I saw daffodils yesterday and also hawthorn making good growth. Smile 
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Sun Feb 23 2014, 15:22
I shall be putting some tomatoes and peppers in pots this coming week. Smile
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Wed Feb 26 2014, 17:57
48 cells over two propagaters filled yesterday. Got 4 cayenne cells in, 6 oxheart lettuce, and the rest is a mixture of peppers (cali wonder) and the rest are varieties of tomatoes, including gardeners delight, golden sunrise, alicante.

I shall put some moneymaker in when I get the chance, and a personal favourite - marmande.
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Wed Feb 26 2014, 18:43
Do you like moneymaker? Every grower I have discussed it with say they hate them, and avoid.
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