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Re: DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting

This is a very practical solution to early seed starting, or even winter growing. The difficulty in this every-growing energy efficient day (which is a good thing!) is that the incandescent fixtures are increasingly hard to find. If you already have them, then you're in luck, but everything in the stores now is all LCD, which produces little heat (verging on none).

We did a similar process with our tunnel cloches last year, using old style christmas lights inside to keep things warm and growing. It gave us food deep into the winter, but of course, once the really deep freeze came, accessing the food inside the cloches because increasingly difficult.

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