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Which greenhouse heater should I buy?

I have a small 8x6 greenhouse made of waffle plastic panels at the back of my house, the winter shelter for many of my marvellous plants. Last year, I used a stove type heater to keep them warm, but I'm afraid it was not enough. Now I'm looking for something able to make the air warmer while keeping the right level of humidity. I'd like to buy a good greenhouse heater but I've had a look on the web and there are too many models to choose among. Can you help me?

Fri, 03/05/2013 - 20:14

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I have a plastic greenhouse too and to keep the air warm I use a propane greenouse heater with thermostat, so that when the temperature falls down 5° it turns on automatically. Furthermore, it has a summer mode for ventilation which is really good for warmer months. The brand is Bio Green and I purchased it online at less than £ 150. The model is Arkansas 2000. You can find it and other good and even cheaper green house accessories on garden4less.co.uk.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 17:36

If you have a small greenhouse you can find a cheaper solution: building a hot compost pile. I've red on a website that some gardeners make a hot compost pile smack-dab in the middle of their green house to keep the air warm. It's a good and natural technique but personally I don't know how to do it and I think I would be afraid of trying it in a plastic greenhouse.

Mon, 06/05/2013 - 14:56

First of all I recommend you to buy a a greenhouse cover that is quite cheap and has no costs on the bill. It will create a barrier around your greenhouse. A friend of mine uses oil lamps with vegetable oil to heat the air at night. It seems to be very cheap too.

A great product I've seen is the passive solar greenhouse working thanks to a system of photovoltaic panels provided with a very special insulation system.

Tue, 07/05/2013 - 14:16

I have a plastic greenhouse too and to keep the air warm I use a propane greenouse heater with thermostat, so that when the temperature falls down 5° it turns on automatically. Furthermore, it has a summer mode for ventilation which is really good for warmer months. The brand is Bio Green and I purchased it online at less than £ 150. The model is Arkansas 2000. You can find it and other good and even cheaper green house accessories on garden4less.co.uk.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 17:36

If you have a small greenhouse you can find a cheaper solution: building a hot compost pile. I've red on a website that some gardeners make a hot compost pile smack-dab in the middle of their green house to keep the air warm. It's a good and natural technique but personally I don't know how to do it and I think I would be afraid of trying it in a plastic greenhouse.

Mon, 06/05/2013 - 14:56

First of all I recommend you to buy a a greenhouse cover that is quite cheap and has no costs on the bill. It will create a barrier around your greenhouse. A friend of mine uses oil lamps with vegetable oil to heat the air at night. It seems to be very cheap too.

A great product I've seen is the passive solar greenhouse working thanks to a system of photovoltaic panels provided with a very special insulation system.

Tue, 07/05/2013 - 14:16
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