winter heating GH with compost pile

urbanagainAugust 10, 2014

I've heard of people doing this and am thinking of moving my compost barrel into my GH before the winter....good or bad idea?

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

The amount of heat a compost barrel will provide is a drop in the ole bucket, a big bucket. Unless your greenhouse is awfully small and the barrel awfully big it won't make much difference. Also you'd need to refill several times during winter.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 10:47AM
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What is the best way to heat a 10 by 10 greenhouse and will my plants survive of I don't have heat ans just keep them away from frost

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 1:08PM
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karin_mt(4 MT)

It totally depends on what kinds of plants you are talking about. If you can give more details you'll have a better chance of getting a helpful answer.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 12:11AM
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