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I work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

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Monday, 16 March 2009

More on growing tomatos etc

After all the very interesting and useful comments I recieved on my post about growing tomatoes, peppers and aubergines, I went away and measured the temperature at various places inside one of the propogators.

The inside base of the box is at 36 centigrade, the soil temperature at the bottom of a pot is 28 centigrade and the air temp above the soil is 24 centigrade...

so that should help anyone who wants to make something up for themselves.

2 comments:

  1. This is great info. Thanks for taking the time to check it out. The electric heat pad just might work....

    Thanks
    K

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  2. Thank you for the status check! I think that mine need to be a bit warmer... its been about 10 days since I planted, so it might also be a matter of time. I'll try to get a heat pad warmer after work this evening, and see what happens by keeping on low...

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