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  Heating tables and anything else
From: "brian williams" pugturd50 at hotmail.com> on 2001.11.13 at 04:21:25(7813)
Hello! Well, on my quest to have the perfect growing environment for my
plants I have been looking into heating cables which can heat tables also
the ground outside to make partially hardy plants make it threw the winter.
As I have been searching I have found a very interesting link with an
unusual heating cable for sell. This product may have some very interesting
uses. It is not a wire but some other material. I have been talking to a guy
at this site for a week or two. he is helping me design my heated tables and
from the way it sounds it should work out well. Each table has a heated wire
ran threw them with plastic on top and a capillary mat which stays moist on
top. The temps on the table stay at 80 or a bit higher.

Here is the website I think a few may find this product interesting and it
could be used for a number of things. Not to mention its only$00.02 a foot
and is very low watts.

From: magrysbo at shu.edu on 2001.11.13 at 21:56:44(7817)
The leaves will still freeze off. I find it easiest then to just lift the
tubers or rhizomes and store in the basement to get April-May shoot
production/planting. If I don't mind June-July first leaf appearance for
such things as Colocasia,Balla, and Canna, I'll cover with a foot of CURLY
dry fallen oak leaves and then six inches of cow manure and a frosting of
high nitrogen fertilizer granules.

From: "Cooper, Susan L." SLCooper at scj.com> on 2001.11.19 at 21:33:03(7838)
Hi Brian
As far as the heating cables for the ground are concerned, they do sell them
"up north" so the "rich folks" don't have to go outside and shovel snow off
their sidewalks in winter. Seriously though, I read where they are not all
that expensive.
I looked at your duran1 website~ me being the cynic I am, I'd think twice
about a company where "Jerry and Larry" are listed as US distributors.
Interesting idea though, for the plants!


From: "Plantsman" plantsman at prodigy.net> on 2001.11.19 at 23:07:03(7839)
I sell commercial heat tracing cables among other things as my day
job and have several concerns after having looked over the Duran

From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.11.19 at 23:10:32(7841)
Just looked at the Duran site & got the simple answer to your comment re
"Jerry & Larry", sorry I asked. DeVi is ROBUST cf. Duran it seems.


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