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Anonymous on
January 14, 2020

Q. prevention of condensate dripping from roof in winter

I’m growing inside a GH with poly carbonate roof with very little slope. Cold winter weather causes freezing outside and condensate inside which then drips everywhere. Running a Mr Buddy propane heater at 18,000 BTU max. Inside footage about 500 SQ FT. Small GH for private and some sales. Would a cover of clear vinyl across outside help? De-humidifier inside? Floor is gravel over soil with a lot of rain migration to inside during rain. Rake up all gravel and lay plastic perhaps? Real problem for electronics located inside including back up elec heater. Any suggestions? Thank you, Cindy Ellenbolt

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
January 15, 2020
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This occurs because of a temperature difference between the inside and outside. At night, reduce the temperature of the heaters inside. Fans and blowers on a timer can keep air moving. You can help with a dehumidifier, but there will always be some amount of condensation. Here are more tips:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/greenhouses/is-greenhouse-humidity-important.htm

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Anonymous on
January 24, 2020

Q. your physical location

Please tell me where you are: San Francisco, San Antonio, Billings, Chicago, Boston??? Thanks.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
January 24, 2020
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Ohio.

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Anonymous on
January 28, 2020

Q. Drying plants through the winter.

During the winter pruning process, many plants and bronchi are dry. Are they curative or recommendations to reduce the phenomenon? How is the affected tree taken care of? Thank you very much.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
January 28, 2020
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Plants need some water even when dormant. Container plants are particularly prone to drying out which, if severe, can cause plant death. Having just barely moist soil is the goal as too much water will cause root rot. Just inside the bark of cut stems, there should be ring of green. Cut stems should otherwise be white. If you don't see green ring or if the inside of the cut is tan, prune back further. I used Google translate to read your question; try again if I misunderstood. Knowing your location and weather as well as which specific plants are affected helps too.

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January 29, 2020
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Answered by
BushDoctor on
January 29, 2020
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We do not recommend places to purchase. We only offer gardening information. I would say try the manufacturer. Contact the makers of the strips, and they will be able to help you find them.

Alternatively, you can check online vendors, such as Amazon, Etsy, or Ebay.

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