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08/02/2014 at 13:16

 

 

 

Hi David, as promised, here are photos of the lid.

The underside has a couple of battens to locate it properly and stop it sliding off:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37193.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

Lid in place:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37194.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

I also discovered that the cheap (£3.50 from Wilko) windowsill propagators fit perfectly - more by luck than judgement though! :

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37195.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

The small module trays in those are ideal for small batches of seeds, so I'll definitely be using them this way for my toms, peppers etc.

08/02/2014 at 22:07

Thanks Bob

Would pespex have been better?

David

08/02/2014 at 22:42

The lid is only for when the propagator is turned off in summer and not in use, David, so I can recover the space taken for use as a normal growing bench.  As I'm using individual seed trays which have their own clear lids for propagating plants, I didn't see the need to build a transparent raised lid to cover the whole thing.  As seeds in each tray will germinate at different times, I can remove each tray cover, as required, giving me much finer control than having one huge clear cover would.

09/02/2014 at 18:54

Point taken Bob.

Do you think that 12 metre cable is better for 4ftx2ft than 6 metre?  Do you need a thermostat or could you get by without?  Do you take out all the sand etc for summer?

Will try to think of some more questions.

 

David

10/02/2014 at 09:10

Hiya Bob, thats the first project done really well start to finish even i understood the way its done ,im onto it soon,the lid turning it back to a bench was the iceing, Right wots next job Bob, we are all waiting perhaps changing your handle to Barry Bucknell,remember him 

Alan 

10/02/2014 at 18:30

Heheh - just a tad before my time, Alan.  It was Geoff Hamilton (God rest his soul) who inspired me most in garden DIY type stuff.  I have a 4mx2m polytunnel coming later this week (if it turns up this time!) so will probably bung up a few photos of that while I'm erecting it.  No doubt I'll be making some modifications..

Edd
11/02/2014 at 11:06

I can picture it now bob.

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQhUw2BRI37V2S479jfY2hwWXAP9xCeENQjxFX53bO1dcbentKp

 

30/06/2014 at 19:51

Thank you so much for this thread,  you have given me more of an insight into what I should be doing,  great idea duel use, going to use that one, I was  surprised over the length of cable required to get an even temp. 

30/06/2014 at 19:57

No problem JV, glad it helped.

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