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Re: Mylar


My husband converted one of his workbenches into a "potting bench" for me.
I use adjustable shelves on the bottom for my seedlings, and because the
bench is wood, I just screw the flourescent lights onto the self above.

To keep in heat and maximize light, I purchased a roll of bubble/foil
insullation and covered the sides on the lower part of the bench.  This
insulation has plastic bubbles sandwiches between heavy metal foil.  The
bubble center is really bubble wrap like that used for shipping. The product
is flexible/bendable, yet durable enough for my purposes.  Should be
available at Home Depot or Lowes etc...

----- Original Message -----
From: <NardaA@aol.com>
To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: Mylar

> In a message dated 2/20/00 8:41:10 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> <<  Does that make sense?
>   >>
> Gerry, that makes a lot of sense.  Wish I had a green house.  We bought
> reflective blankets after a couple of weekends of camping in twenty-seven
> degree temps.  Even in a high tech sleeping bag on a therma pad I got
> The boyscouts are camping this weekend but Joseph and I have had the flu
> week and are not up to camping, actually I am barely up.
> My basement is 48 ft long and 38 ft wide, we just can't afford to keep it
> warm down there, but I do have a heat pad, a big one and the fluorescent
> lights seem to keep them warm after they germinate.  My best bet would be
> hang just one space blanket right behind my shelf just for the reflected
> light.
> Maybe someday, N.
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