Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

I could not help myself, the budget made me do it.

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010, at 9:05 AM
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  • Most of the windows are double glazed and it is attached to our house. If we did not have that we would probably build into the hillside to give us more protection.

    A space heater is used on extremely cold nights and but we have a wood heater venting into the space as well. Temp rarely gets below 50 degrees.

    If I wanted to be more passive about it, I would add thermal mass to heat up during the sunny days and release the heat at night. There are numerous ways to do that and we could discuss some of them here.

    If a particular plant is more sensitive than others, I might cover it with plastic and put a light bulb underneath.

    A lot depends on what you are trying to save and their temperature requirements. I would not try to save orchids but have overwintered tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.

    You had 4 degree weather this year? That would keep me up most of the night feeding the fire.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Dec 18, 2010, at 12:26 PM
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