[Market-farming] germination chamber
aballiett at frontiernet.net
Thu Feb 12 08:58:08 EST 2009
The Real Steve Moore used a germ closet like this, but lined it with
flourescent lighting. The lights gave enough warmth and the light got
starts off to a very good start. I dont' remember how long he left
them in the cupboard, though. -Allan in WV
>A friend of mine had constructed a germination chamber that was
>pretty simple and effective. He built a quick frame with some scrap
>lumber(all you really need are corners) and sheathed it in rigid
>insulation board. I believe his box was built off of the insulation
>dimensions which is 4 x 8. A sheet for the top, a sheet for the
>bottom, and sheet cut into panels for the sides.(R-12 is about
>$25/sheet) He picked up small plug in electric room (space) heater
>they tend to be a ceramic element with a small blower and the
>hardware and home stores are usually selling them cheap around now.
> He simply set the heater in the box cranked it up, if there's a
>thermostat on the heater you'd probably have to disable it.
> Moisture wasn't an issue because the flats were moist, there wasn't
>much airspace and the moisture didn't have anywhere to go. The
>biggest management issue was timing. You had to get everything
>popped but then get them out ASAP otherwise they'd get lanky quick
>on account of no light.
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