From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2002.05.21 at 19:48:51(8842)|
I suddenly looked again at what you wrote & found a possible error? I am
used to working in degrees Celsius. In UK on rare occasions temperatures
fell to minus 16C = about plus 3F. You wrote your outside temperatures
fell to minus 20F = minus 29C. If you meant 20F not minus 20F then your
temperature range is of course only 83F which is of the same order as UK but
about twice as much as mild West Cork Ireland.
Apart from that, the issue remains the same - How does one keep tropical
shade plants best in temperate regions with minimum fuel energy consumption
& shading however cold or too hot it may be outside the enclosed growing
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To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L"
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 12:31 AM
Subject: Re: Shade cloth percentage
Here in Louisville, KY zone 6. We can get temperatures from -20f all the way
up to 103f. The temperature makes it very hard to grow many aroids. I uses a
50% shade cloth on top of the greenhouses during the summer but in the
winter it comes off, as the days are shorter and I need to capture as much
heat as I can threw the winter days.
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