DIY Solar Heated Garden Bed

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The sooner you can heat the garden soil the faster your plants are going to grow. That moment when seedlings sprout and before they become strong plants is a tough time. The quicker you can get out of that the better.

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Seedlings are very vulnerable and they can be eaten up by small bugs and animals. They can even be stepped on by people who aren’t paying attention. 

The other thing about warm soil is that you have the ability to get that you can plant things sooner. You can put things like tomatoes in that soil even before the air temperature is conducive with growing these things.

Exotic plants can do well in heated soil as well. If you use the method we are going to outline you might be able to grow some plants you don’t normally because you have artificially heated the soil on a daily basis. 

How it Works

The container or bed has a large number of recycled glass models plugged into it. The glass bottles exposed to the sun have the air within them heated up. That warm air is transferred into the soil and heats the soil up. This creates a great growing environment.

The Build 

You are going to need a container or to make one using something like a cement or sand/plaster mix that can hold dirt. 

A very effective method for doing this is using straw bales that can have bottles inserted into them in a variety of places and heat the entire straw bale up. These bales are about the easiest way to create one of these heated soil growing beds. 

There is a huge list of benefits when it comes to heating the soil in your beds, however, be sure you remain vigilant with watering or you can dry your plants out, too! 

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