by Jack First. 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 modernised this remarkable technique, and produces healthy vegetables at least two months earlier than conventionally grown crops. This practical, illustrated guide has everything you need to understand how to use this highly productive, low-cost, year-round, eco-friendly gardening system. Straightforward explanations and diagrams show how you too can grow early veg without fossil-fuel energy or elaborate equipment. With just stable manure (or alternatives), a simple frame and a small space to build your bed, you can be harvesting early salads & potatoes. Jack First's hot beds were featured on BBC TV's Gardeners' World in 2012. The episode won first prize in the Garden Media Guild's best Garden Feature TV Broadcast of the Year awards.
2014. 128 pages. Soft cover.
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