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Random thought...

Post by kspalmguy » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:32 pm

I've had a random thought for a long long time, and perhaps it has been discussed here before...but theoretically, if you could wrap heat cable around palm roots and protect with a large enough temporary greenhouse in winter, could you grow more tender palms in cooler climates?? (coconuts, adonidia, etc...)...this thought has bothered me enough that I have been tempted to try it...any thoughts?? ;)
Maybe i'm just crazy.

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Post by seedscanada » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:42 am

It's been done. I use thermocube actuated light bulbs in a insulated box, though. Cable can fry a palm. Can.
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Post by TerdalFarm » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:45 pm

Well, I'm sure it can be done, but sustainably? I'm skeptical. Sooner or later something will go wrong.
With Trachy, needle palms, etc. you have a big margin of error.

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