[Market-farming] germination chamber

Pam Twin Oaks pam at twinoaks.org
Mon Feb 16 10:10:23 EST 2009

I use a glass-door commercial refrigerator as a germination chamber. I
have an electric lamp on the floor of the fridge, either a small desk
lamp, or a bulb in a ceramic bulb holder attached to a piece of wood.
Use an old-fashioned incandescent, not a CF bulb. I found I could
start the season with 90W and decrease the wattage as the season
advanced and the ambient temperature increased. I put a roller blind
on the outside of the door, as the sun was making it too hot!

Pam, Twin Oaks, central Virginia

We have a three-door freezer unit from a local grocery store. It has no
> compressor. We have it under the shed of the barn and when the sun hits
> the
> glass doors, it gets really warm inside. Is there any way to use it as a
> germination chamber? Any ideas?
> Thanks.
> Marie in Missouri

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