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Re: Re: Re: tropical temps/smudge pots

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Re: tropical temps/smudge pots
  • From: Island Jim jsinger@igc.org
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 16:41:28 -0500
  • In-reply-to: <6211371.1043421741737.JavaMail.nobody@louie.psp.pas.earthl ink.net>

kitty, someone suggested spraying with water. that's essentially what happens in the lathhouse because the misters go off often enough to keep the temp above freezing.

At 07:26 AM 1/24/03 -0500, you wrote:
I didn't realize smudge pots were so big. In spring when temps can
fluctuate a lot here, I sometimes use oil-filled elctric space heaters
in my old florida room for tender plants I'm holding for our display
gardens. The room is one of those 40 yr old add-ons with removable
windows. So it is just about as cold as outside, but provides some
protection from the wind and somewhat retains the heat from these
electric heaters. Perhaps you could use something like that in your lath
house if you could drape the outsides of it with something.

-------Original Message-------
From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
Sent: 01/24/03 05:24 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: tropical temps/smudge pots

> smudge pots. we use them at the nursery in this kind of weather. they burn
diesel fuel. they're big, ugly, smelly, and you need a forklift or skid
steer to move them around. there's a restaurant owner in town who has six
of them [he stores them at the nursery]; yesterday, we placed five of them

around the restaurant and the other in the backyard of his residence. but
he's the only person i've heard of who uses one at a residence.

If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.

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