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Baking cheesecakes, gluten free of course and listening to music! 
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I'm looking up various methods to heat the greenhouse up and am sharing some of what I find here to see what you all think.
This is a great way to heat up and light a seedling area don't ya think?

No this isn't my blog, I am just asking for you all to discuss heating with me and sharing what I find. 
I built our “plant room” about 2 years ago – just a small well insulated room with a lot of windows and shop lights – and since then I've tried starting my own seeds with varying degrees of success. The problem that I've had is that over night temperatures in the room routinely fall into the 50s ...
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The rope lights are starting to sound like the way to go. I was thinking of setting down flat gray landscape tiles for the plants to be off of the ground and could put the rope lights on that and smaller plants on them. I wouldn't be able to set larger plants on the rope lights I don't think?

Will have to set up solar power somehow as now power to the outside.
+richard g I do like that idea and it does work but I think my space is too small or I already have too many plants! Too many plants, naw!
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Grrrrr bacon kisses!
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Ah I see when I shared the birdie photo I didn't share the whole album? 
It was such fun watching the little birds flitting all over the yard but they sure don't hold still for the photos.
The maple has been greeting me with the raindrops every morning so I finally broke the camera out. Not a photographer, I just point and click.
#birds   #birdphotography   #raindrops   #gardenphotos  
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This is what happens when you put out wildflower seeds, I just hope they left a seed or 2!
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Some of my Dad's old photos from North Pole and Fairbanks Alaska. These photos were transferred from slides recently so if the quality isn't what you think it should be that would be why!
It was interesting for me to see how many landscape and sunset photos he took, now I know where I get it from! 
#alaska   #alaskaphotography   #northpolealaska   #fairbanksalaska   #northpole   #fairbanks   #riverboatdiscovery   #sternwheeler  
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Thank you +Eva Pierce  and +Tracy Gaudette I really enjoyed going through his photos. It was like a time capsule.
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If you are new to growing from seed than this is for you!
 
So this is from my other channel for brand new vegetable gardeners. It is called My First Vegetable Garden. The video talks about the depth to plant tomato seeds for seed starts. I did an experiment and... it doesn't matter. I planted them at various depths in the seed cells and the all actually came up a the same time.

Most of you have already learned this so the video is not exciting. I am hoping you might pass it on to some of your groups for new gardeners or to friends that need a push getting started.

Thanks
Gary
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+Dominick Feragola I may have lost them :(  
Our yard is one of the wettest in the area and I lose plants occasionally due to the high water table.  For a couple of years I couldn't figure out why my plants weren't making it through the winters, the mild winters and then I realized how wet our soil really is.  I'm sad as they are one of my favorites flowers ever. 
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My Hoop house/greenhouse/cold frame  - 
 
This is the little greenhouse we just put up- it is January and our temps have not been below freezing this month (there were colder temps in Dec). The main purpose of the greenhouse is to keep my larger plants overwinter, meaning my citrus trees. While all of them aren't as big, eventually they will be bigger like this one.
The problem I'm having is the greenhouse won't keep them warm enough when the temps drop below freezing. 
How am I going to keep it warm enough in there?!?!?!
I'm wanting to put the large flat gray bricks/pavers down, it would get them off the ground/cement and hopefully retain some heat. I don't think I can get power out to it (there are no outside outlets here)so any way to add heat will require no power.
Would solar string lights bring in heat? Or should I try and get power out there and use those heating cables just for nights and early morning before it heats up in there? 
Rabbits can help heat a greenhouse too and provide fertilizer?!
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I am going to look into putting a small bit of solar power and using rope lights. So far we are super mild so this winter may not be an issue but not going to expect this too often.
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I did a Google image search for country walk as my soul yearns for this.
The images are plentiful but it just makes me miss it more. 
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Meyer lemon with fruit and flowers in January! It now resides in a new greenhouse (the plastic kind) it has some companions, a kumquat, a satsuma and little cado (a short avocado). 
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Time To Move!
Obviously it has been awhile since I wrote a post here. Thing is I have another blog that I spend more time with and if you'd like to join me there I'd be honored. Oh! You would like to know what the other blog is right? Mostly garden photos; flowers, veget...
Obviously it has been awhile since I wrote a post here. Thing is I have another blog that I spend more time with and if you'd like to join me there I'd be honored. Oh! You would like to know what the other blog is right? Most...
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