After nearly a month of beautiful mild weather, with tender seedlings filling many shelves, we had a winter storm this past weekend, which left us with cold nights once again. To protect the greenhouse, revised and improved my little candle heater.
It starts with a cast iron cauldron, that is supposed to stand on that tripod. Instead, I’ve got a multi day, $1.49 votive candle in the cauldron, three small pieces of marble and then the tripod. Then, the terra cotta flower pot arrangement.
This has kept the greenhouse comfortable. When the real cold set in after the storm cleared out, I just put some towels between the shelves of seedlings and the outside window, with this in front. not too much, but enough to keep the frost from nipping on those delicate first leaves.