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Advice in temperature

Discussion in 'Greenhouse Growing' started by Matt-tropical, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Matt-tropical

    Matt-tropical Gardener

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    first time using a gas heater and was after some advice on a good temperature to try to achieve during the night. It’s only been running 2 days so have changed settings a few times and at 3am this morning I was getting 10 degrees at about 5 foot heigh and 6-7 at ground level,any feedback would be much appreciated.
     
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    Depends on what plants you're growing - most veggies only need frost free.
     
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      Mostly tropicals but a few hardy varieties should have really said in my first post but been rushing around this morning didn’t really think properly :wallbanging:. Most are the hardier type tropicals but as everything has been indoors I’m trying to acclimatise them ready for planting. It’s a nice 20 in there at the moment and am hoping to slowly reduce using heater as weather picks up.
       
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      I think if you aim for 10c overnight, bearing in mind you are in effect hardening the plants off, should be ok if the exotics are hardier types.
      I find most things I grow do ok at 5c over the winter and I never raise that in spring, often holding them back is more of a problem as high day temps with more sunshine often brings them on too fast, and things get cramped before it's warm enough outside.
       
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        I have things like Aeoniums and Brugs just ticking over at 5C. You wouldn't want to shock yours if they are used to being in your home, so aim for 10C over-night as a minimum.
         
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          Hi,

          You might want to consider a ceiling fan or similar to push the heat back down /more even , it will help prevent any cold spots lower down and equally help with humidity /condensation etc.

          Good for summer too.
           
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            Thanks for the great responses everyone really glad I joined here:hapydancsmil:
             
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