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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:01 pm 
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Just made a new 'heat bed' for my multiflorals. A parasene cable warmer with thermostat is the only fitment. Black bin liners
have been used for the the liner and to hold the sharp sand in place. I've set the temp @ 40c until the sand is warm and then I'll reduce it to 20c.

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Great idea keep am eye on the bin lines as they might deteriorate fast with the heat and moisture. When I built our heated propagator I use builders plastic but compost bags works just as good.
You going to water the plants off the sand and just wet the sand or water insuitu.


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Hi Chris. All my large multis are in plastic baskets --- the sort which are used in ponds ----- which means they dry out very quickly. I use bark with the addition of a small amount of horticultural foam. They are drenched every week but lightly sprayed on the outside of the pots daily with very soft water. I have another hotbead above this one with black binliners added which have prooved OK over the past 12 months.

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Nice!
May I ask what type of wood you used in its construction? (looks like pine or spruce to me)
Any additional treatment to it?
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How durable / long lasting in these conditions?

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Nice!
May I ask what type of wood you used in its construction? (looks like pine or spruce to me)
Any additional treatment to it?
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How durable / long lasting in these conditions?

Sorry have curious head on today!


Just ordinary wood Michele from B&Q. Not treated --- because it doesn't get wet ----- much!!! Just trying to make it nice if someone pays a visit???

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Just ordinary wood Michele from B&Q. Not treated --- because it doesn't get wet ----- much!!!

Fair enough, miscellaneous white wood, likely to be pine or spruce then :)

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Just trying to make it nice if someone pays a visit???

"If"?... Surely you mean "for when"!? :lol:



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Just ordinary wood Michele from B&Q. Not treated --- because it doesn't get wet ----- much!!!

Fair enough, miscellaneous white wood, likely to be pine or spruce then :)

phraggy wrote:
Just trying to make it nice if someone pays a visit???

"If"?... Surely you mean "for when"!? :lol:


Sorry for the slip ----when!!!!

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