However, I also need to start lots of tomatoes and peppers. I was planing to heat the frame with a heating cable under sand. Would this make water evaporate so fast as to make this watering system impossible?
Shouldn't. Yes, it can evaporate water but it should stay contained with the frame and rain back down, like a terrarium.
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