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Hot Beds: How to Grow Early Crops Using an Age-Old Technique

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The ancient method of growing vegetables in hot beds, used by the Victorians and by the Romans, harnesses the natural process of decay to cultivate out-of-season crops. Jack First has revived and modernized this remarkable technique, and produces healthy vegetables at least two months earlier than conventionally grown crops. This practical guide includes everything you need to know in order to use this highly productive, low-cost, year-round, eco-friendly gardening system. Straightforward explanations and diagrams show how you too can grow early vegetables without fossil-fuel energy or elaborate equipment.

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Jack First is a qualified and experienced horticulturalist who has pioneered, developed, and fully tested the hot-bed methods covered in this book. He works with volunteers on a large plot in Keighley, UK, and is the sole supplier to his local food cooperative of out-of-season greens, new potatoes, and salads.While at college, Jack came across an old gardening book that included a passage on hot beds. He has since amassed many old books on the subject, inspired to try out this intriguing growing method himself. How did they do it? Did they really attain those incredible early yields, and could those old methods be replicated? Taking up that challenge has resulted in this book, as well as a feature on BBC TV's Gardeners' World.

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ISBN:
9780857841063
Author:
First, Jack
Publisher:
Green Books
Subject:
Greenhouses
Subject:
GARDENING / Greenhouses
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
Garden Design
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 5.5 in

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Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
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