Hot beds

  • Hot beds

    Posted by MommaPreps4 on September 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Has anyone used a hotbed to heat a greenhouse? I was watching a YouTube video about a lady in Idaho who uses a hotbed in Idaho to heat her greenhouse and extended her growing season by a lot. I’m in zone 4b and I’m in Montana. I’m wondering if anyone has done that here successfully and if it’s worth it. Thanks!!

    JerseyGiantChick replied 1 year, 5 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Preservinghomestead

    Member
    September 10, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    If you already compost and do it well, you are well on your way to having a combo hotbed/cold frame set up.

  • JerseyGiantChick

    Member
    September 13, 2022 at 8:03 am

    In the early days, they made the hot beds with frames and used strawbedding. Just a couple cm compost, and plant. Also pineapple in greenhouse in colder zones, old way market garden from Europe.

    This winter we are able to do this in our greenhouse, “grazon” free.

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