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RE: Fw: Hey you early seed starters!


Sounds very creative. I have seen articles in the L.A. Times about
putting Christmas lights on your citrus when it gets close to freezing.
Haven't even ordered my seeds yet, my planting is going to be reduced
enough I just haven't worked up any enthusiasm this year.

Cyndi

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Jesse Bell
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 7:31 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: Fw: [CHAT] Hey you early seed starters!

Well, I don't have a heat mat and I'm not sure how much one costs.  But
I KNOW I have the $1.99 Christmas lights!  LOL.




>I need to see that. I can't quite picture that. I just use a heat mat
my
> friend. ;-)
> a
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jesse Bell"
> To: "Gardenchat"
> Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 1:30 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Hey you early seed starters!
>
>
>> In my "Oklahoma Gardener" magazine there is an article in there about
>> buidling your own "Mini Greenhouse". You build a stand out of PVC
pipes
>> for your florescent light to hang on (check - I already have all of
>> that) but here is something I never considered - and should have!
Every
>> Christmas I stock up on those tiny clear Christmas lights (100 count)
>> because I use them on the patio in the summer and make "jars of
stars"
>> with them (I bunch them up in crystal vases and have them around the
>> house - really pretty). BUT - it showed a picture using 2 aluminum
pans
>> in plastic 28 qt. containers with lids. You put the lid upside down,
put
>> the light string on it, sit the plastic container on top of the
lights,
>> then put your aluminum pans (like you cook with - the cheap throw
away
>> kind) inside the plastic bins and place it under your grow light. The
>> Christmas lights give a low heat which helps germinate. HOW COOL! If
any
>> of you want to see the pictures I can scan it and send it
>>
>> to you in a PDF format.
>>
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