Hot Beds (Paperback)

Jack First


Hot beds are nothing new - they were used by the Victorians and even by the Romans. By reviving and modernising this ancient vegetable-growing method, Jack First produces healthy plants that crop at least two months earlier than conventionally grown vegetables, even in his native Yorkshire. This practical, illustrated guide has everything you need to understand about how to utilise this highly productive, low-cost, year-round, eco-friendly gardening technique. Straightforward explanations, diagrams and examples show how the natural process of decay can be harnessed to enable out-of-season growing without using energy from fossil fuels or elaborate equipment. With some stable manure (there are also alternative options), an easy-to-construct frame and a small space to build your bed, you can revolutionise your vegetable growing and be harvesting salads in March and potatoes early in April. 'Jack is a fountain of knowledge and the expert on hotbeds. When I visited his allotment and saw how advanced and healthy his crops were it proved to me that these ancient old systems still work a treat and are just as relevant now - if not more - than they ever were.' Joe Swift, garden designer and TV presenter

Product Details

  • Product code: AFRPT
  • ISBN: 9780857841063
  • Publisher: Green Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 17.9cm x 13.9cm
  • Pages: 128
  • Publish date: 01/01/2013


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