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I just finished my new greenhouse for my new house. I don't have a ton of space but I did get the whole side yard to do whatever I wanted with. All that's left is to tack up the plastic tomorrow. Thought I'd post it and see what you guys think.

I wanted to see what kind of recommendations you guys might have for heat for cuttings and seedlings. I have roommates so I don't to run up the bill with heat mats or lamps. I've been reading about using vegetable oil lamps to help keep them temperature up. I wanted to see if anybody had any experience with something like this.
 

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chappy56

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I do and it wasn't good. There's not enough control in this style of "greenhouse".
Can you say what part of the country you're in?
 

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What type of plastic or siding are you going to use?

I bought a cheap greenhouse at Harbor Freight about this size or just smaller. It worked alright, but I got a ton of mold growing. Dont know if I could do anything about that?

I'd be really intersted to hear about the veg oil lamp idea. Sounds a bit dangerous, but a good idea.
 

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Im in California. We don't get really cold winters, but some nights can get pretty cold and I have lot of cuttings that I need to keep warm plus I plan on starting some seedlings in the spring. I'm using a multi-use vinyl that I got a hold of that said one of its uses were greenhouses.
I read about people in the UK using kerosene lamps to warm greenhouses, but I wonder if they were a lot larger. Right now the oil lamp seems to be working. I propped an old pie plate above it to keep water out but mainly as a more efficient way to radiated the heat. The only issue I'm having is that the wick seems to burn down relatively quickly and I have to raise it every so often. Hopefully I can work the kinks out of it before the nights get too cold.
 

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heat mats are your best bet with what you have, and do not cost that much to run. you want bottom heat for cuttings and seedlings, and a heat mat will put warm in the root zones.
 

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