My First Winter - Bubble Wrap, heat...?
My greenhouse is finally up, and of course we're heading into winter. Since I'm in Zone 4-5, and the greenhouse is all glass, I suspect I'm in for an interesting winter. I'd like to try to keep the GH in the mid-60's range, but I suspect that won't be possible during the really cold months. With the largest wall of my greenhouse being attached to my house, I'm hoping I may have at least a small heating/insulation advantage. I do plan to monitor the tempuratures.
I plan to put up bubble wrap and have at least two electric oil-filled heaters running to balance the temperatures, especially at night. I'm hoping I'll get some solar heating during the days it is suny. My questions are:
1) Is there a good affordable source for bubble-wrap on-line?
2) How do you actually attach the bubble wrap to the walls & ceiling.
3) Should I disable the misting system during winter or will it help?
4) Is there anything else I should be doing?
I'm considering this an experimmental winter, so no valuable plants will live out there for the entire season. I'd love to extend the season for some of my tropical plans, and perhaps when the dead-winter hits, I'd love to perhaps grow some sort of cold season crops like lettuce.
Any advice for the first-winter rookie?