Using Duvets for protection

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Using Duvets for protection

Post by real_ale » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:49 pm

im using an old 13.5 tog duvet to cover my coldframe and its holding out, all plants fine, anybody else using one for frost and ice protection, do they work for you?

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Re: Using Duvets for protection

Post by kata » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:59 pm

Good luck with that Real_ale!!!

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Re: Using Duvets for protection

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:33 pm

That should work fine provided you avoid it getting wet, or it might halve the tog rating :wink:
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Re: Using Duvets for protection

Post by Vic » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:57 pm

Yes, duvets work well. A good idea to cover with a tarp as well if you have one as they are a pig to dry this time of year when you are finished using it.

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Re: Using Duvets for protection

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:22 pm

good idea!...will soon get too wet thought but great for weather like this
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Re: Using Duvets for protection

Post by vivi » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:48 am

real_ale wrote:im using an old 13.5 tog duvet to cover my coldframe and its holding out, all plants fine, anybody else using one for frost and ice protection, do they work for you?
Yes,I am using duvets and old pillows and sleeping bags,the neighbours think I've lost the plot!I remove them as soon as the temperatures rise.Its a good idea to also add some waterproof covering on top,but allow the plants to breathe.

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Re: Using Duvets for protection

Post by kata » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:51 am

I have trouble with my duvet...

...It won't let me out of bed...

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old pillows and sleeping bags,the neighbours think I've lost the plot!
They just don't understand.

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Re: Using Duvets for protection

Post by Nathan » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:28 pm

My mini greenhouse is covered in old towels & has old pillows in bin bags on the roof :lol:

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Re: Using Duvets for protection

Post by TimDA1 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:43 pm

Good idea - Kick the wife out of bed and cuddle up with something more exotic..

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