[Market-farming] Bottom Heat

Shoemaker, William H wshoemak at illinois.edu
Mon Jan 18 08:04:08 EST 2016


Good to know that. Thanks, Elaine.

Bill

William H. Shoemaker

Retired fruit and vegetable horticulturist

University of Illinois

wshoemak at illinois.edu<mailto:wshoemak at illinois.edu>

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From: Market-farming [market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] on behalf of elaine granata [elainegranata at msn.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2016 10:33 PM
To: 'Market Farming'
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Bottom Heat

Bill: I have—several years back—so can’t remember how I protected the blanket—lots of plastic I imagine.  The problem I ran into is that the coils are fairly far apart and the cells on top of, or right next to, the coils germinated first.  So I kept rotating them to spread the heat around.  It was better than no bottom heat.

Elaine
Denver

From: Market-farming [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Shoemaker, William H
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 2:38 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: [Market-farming] Bottom Heat

I'm curious if anyone on the list has used an electric blanket for applying bottom heat to propagation trays. Can they be fully protected from water while being used for this purpose? Anyone care to share their experiences on this? Thanks.

Bill

William H. Shoemaker

Retired fruit and vegetable horticulturist

University of Illinois

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