Category Archives: Greenhouse

Has spring sprung?

An exciting day in the garden today. We’ve now got five crocuses in bloom (four yellow and one purple) and they’re really cheering up our view of the garden. Also, for the first time, I saw a robin (Erithacus rubecula) … Continue reading

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Trip the switch fan-tastic

By the time I’d finished soldering up my temperature switch last Sunday it was too late to install it in the greenhouse, or even test it. This weekend it was time to test the switch. Imagine my surprise when the … Continue reading

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Temperature switch

The final part of my heatsink arrangement in the greenhouse is a temperature switch to control the PC fan. I ordered the temperature switch from Maplins but I had no idea that it came unassembled…. so I had to buy … Continue reading

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Let there be, errr, wind?

By the time I’d fitted the solar panel yesterday it was a bit too dark to test it. However, it was reasonably bright this morning so I hooked up an old PC fan to the solar panel and, lo and … Continue reading

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Fitting the solar panel

Having built the heatsink I’ve now turned my attention to fitting the solar panel in the greenhouse. The solar panel is going to to be used to charge an old car battery. In turn the battery will run a fan … Continue reading

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