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Cheapest and most efficient greenhouse heating in the off-season

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Gardeners and gardeners are not hearsay familiar with frosts in the offseason. If the greenhouse is not heated by electricity, it is necessary to resort to additional means of protecting seedlings from death. One of the simplest and at the same time effective means having the right to exist is heating the greenhouse with a liquid candle. Perhaps this is the oldest and easiest way to help seedlings survive frosts. Make a candle is no difficulty; its efficiency is quite high, and the cost price is extremely cheap.

To create a liquid candle you will need:

  • the tightest candle with the thickest wick of natural wax;
  • sunflower oil (the oil should not be the cheapest, otherwise carbon deposits will be formed on the wick);
  • any glass / iron container (jar, glass, etc.);
  • for reliable fixation - alabaster (or any other mortar).

Getting Started to Create Candles:

1. At the bottom of the tank pour alabaster or any other mortar suitable for this purpose. This is necessary in order to fix the candle in a glass / can. Later, when the candle burns out, you can pour warm water, remove the candle and insert a new one. Thus, the action with alabaster is disposable.

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2. As soon as the alabaster hardens a little, we insert a candle and wait for maximum hardening. Then pour the sunflower oil to the top. Do not take too cheap oil, because the wick can be covered from it and have an unpleasant smell (or even go out).

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3. Further, such a candle can simply be left on the table or put in a bucket with drilled holes around the perimeter. Two or three such buckets with liquid candles are capable of heating a small greenhouse during the interseasonal freezing period. By the way, to save money, you can make an "eternal" candle, which will burn for more than 100 hours.

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For details on using a liquid candle for heating a greenhouse, see the video below:

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