[Market-farming] Heating Greenhouse with wood stoves

Rob Wallbridge rob at songberry.ca
Tue Oct 12 10:05:05 EDT 2010

I agree with Steve - I did it for a couple years and have a friend who
persevered for longer, but getting out of a warm bed once or twice a night
to go stoke a fire loses its romantic appeal pretty quickly, no matter how
pretty the stars. My friend also melted the end out of her greenhouse, came
pretty close to losing the whole thing, and got lots of tough questions from
the insurance company when she had a chimney fire early one morning. 


I switched to a simple propane heater, then piped in hot water from our
outdoor boiler when we installed it to heat the house - would never go back.







Rob Wallbridge

Songberry Organic Farm

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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Heating Greenhouse with wood stoves


Been there, done that, looking back I have to say that it is much


better to have a dependable system in place that will handle the 


job and let me know in the middle of the night  if it cant.


Then I would add in something like a double barrel heater




and fire it like I meant it, but have the security of knowing I 


dont HAVE to get there or lose everything for the season.



For much more than 2 houses I would be having an outdoor


water stove and everything on baseboard radiation.





Can I get your opinions on heating the greenhouse with a Woodstove?

Thank you, 



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