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My peppers have recovered beautifully from the last 20 degree freeze in their new micro-greenhouse. Now I am preparing to keep them alive as winter progresses with likely much deeper freezes.
I kept my peppers alive a couple of weeks ago during the 20 freezes by using a heat lamp. But it is my preference to find off-grid solutions that are also inexpensive. I have used kerosene lamps before for this purpose but they tend to deposit soot on the plastic which is a problem to clean off, and kerosene is expensive. This year I am going to try these home made flower pot heaters. They should provide comparable heat to a kerosene lamp (at least the larger size I am making) but should be less expensive to operate and the soot should remain inside the pot.
There are several problems with the standard directions for these pots. One is…
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