[Market-farming] coolbot

Beth Spaugh lists at rhomestead.com
Mon Aug 15 06:50:09 EDT 2011

I also put my lettuce trays in the cooler to chill/pregerminate in the
summer.  I give them a day or two and take them out. 


Beth Spaugh

Rehoboth Homestead, Peru NY

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"How we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used." -
Wendell Berry

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Moore Lappe




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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] coolbot


Just a hot weather tip for green growers, we use our old cooler that just
has an AC, to make a germination chamber for cool weather micro greens and
lettuce, take out of the dark chamber after germination and put in shaded
hoophouse for further growing, not everything works but most do.


Phil from Iowa  <http://www.timberridgelamb.com/> 


In a message dated 8/14/2011 7:54:11 <http://www.timberridgelamb.com/>  P.M.
Central Daylight Time, john at seldomseenfarm.com writes:

 <http://www.timberridgelamb.com/> I would add for those with normal walkins
on slabs. . . you HAVE to insulate the floor, preferably below the concrete.
We are running two A/C united tied into one cool bot (foil the thermostats
together) and maintain 39-42 degrees with a 12x13' cooler w/ crappy panels
and rigged up door.  Doing it from scratch I would buy a enclosed freezer
box (+R value) with floor (and good door) and save myself a lot of hassle
and electricity.


 <http://www.timberridgelamb.com/> -- 
Seldom Seen Farm <http://www.seldomseenfarm.com/>
Danville, IN


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