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Hot beds : how to grow early crops using an age-old technique

Author: Jack First
Publisher: Totnes, Devon : Green Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 modernised this remarkable technique, and produces healthy vegetables at least two months earlier than conventionally grown crops."--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack First
ISBN: 9780857841063 0857841068
OCLC Number: 812071160
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 18 cm
Contents: Hot beds are nothing new --
How hot beds work --
The advantages of hot beds --
Preparing the hot bed --
Creating the hot bed --
Planning and sowing --
What to grow, and varieties --
Management of your hot beds --
Case studies --
Further possibilities.
Other Titles: Hotbeds
Responsibility: Jack First.

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