Re: [gardeners] Seed Starting Box

margaret lauterbach (
Mon, 04 Jan 1999 08:43:12 -0700

At 10:36 AM 1/4/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Around here the Mennonite farmers use bottom heat -- a layer of manure.  It
>need not touch the planting soil.  It heats up pretty effectively and
>accomplishes early sprouting from a different angle.  Lucinda, Canada 
Lucinda, I think this is called a hotframe or something opposite of
coldframe.  Do you have any idea how deep the manure layer is and how long
it stays hot?  I'm hoping you know someone to ask, not measure the depth
yourself.  Margaret