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    Maybe you should put in a heater and a thermostat for winter...thats what I did to mine. It would be useful if a cold snap ever came along. Also, when summer comes around a cooling system X thermostat would be useful too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Paroubek View Post
    The N. truncata will not appreciate getting overly cold. I find they are really more lowland/intermediate.. even the Pasian 'highland' form.

    The other two are quite durable and hardy growers regarding colder temperatures.

    One thing you will need to be careful about is burning the plants. Despite it being Winter, the sun is still quite strong in comparison to 40w fluorescent tubes.
    My local hardware store sells shade cloth by the foot for $1.99, but it's three feet wide. My greenhouse's "roof" is only three feet wide on each side, so it would be around $35 to shade the entire thing.

    Will it bother the truncata if I keep him inside during the night and outside during the day? Knowing that lowland/intermediate species won't work well for me, I'll probably do some research on highlanders and make up a list for my trip to the nep nursery.

    Quote Originally Posted by lance View Post
    Maybe you should put in a heater and a thermostat for winter...thats what I did to mine. It would be useful if a cold snap ever came along. Also, when summer comes around a cooling system X thermostat would be useful too.
    What heater/cooler did you use for your greenhouse? I'm afraid of getting a space heater because of all the horror stories of them blowing up or catching on fire. Somebody I know had their greenhouse burn down due to a heater malfunction, and it was less than 10ft from their house. Luckily they caught it in time. I really don't want to get anything expensive because I'm a cheapo... Plus, I don't want my electric bill to go up, haha.

    Now that I think of it, I actually do have a portable electric cooler that can be filled with ice and it cools off rooms pretty well. That will be useful for the summer! EDIT: Actually, just kidding... I think it got thrown away.

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    The very extended forecast is predicting 40F-50F at night for the next two weeks straight! It will get down to 38F for just one night. Once it gets past that, I will move them into the greenhouse.

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