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Greenhouse 11 Degrees Warmer with Mylar Blankets

By Ecscuba
November 16, 2014

Mylar blankets and a 65-watt incandescent lightbulb kept my greenhouse 11 degrees warmer.

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Nov 15, 2014 6:17 PM CST
I found them online at Walmart and ordered them sent to Alaska. They were 17 each but that is okay. Glad to have them Thanks for the tips
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Nov 16, 2014 12:31 AM CST
I found this item listed at Walmart:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Original-Space-Brand-All-Weath...

Listed at REI:

http://www.rei.com/product/407106/space-all-weather-blanket
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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Eric4home
Nov 16, 2014 2:23 AM CST
Great idea. I did much the same thing on 2 walls last year, using a 1" foil covered foam panels. It was a little more expensive than your Mylar. Now I have a more permanent fix.
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Name: Alana H
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poisondartfrog
Nov 16, 2014 7:38 AM CST
What a great tip! Can't wait to try it.
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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LariAnn
Nov 17, 2014 1:20 PM CST
Great idea for cold nights! Wish I could get these in commercial sizes, like 20' x 40'!
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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Eric4home
Nov 17, 2014 3:49 PM CST
They are available. http://www.doheny.com/poolsupplies/20-By-40-Rectangle-Cover....
Ric of MAF @ DG

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