Friday, March 23, 2012

How to Make a Hotbed for Winter Greens

One very easy method of winter gardening is to create a simple hotbed and grow winter-hardy greens in it. To do so, simply dig a pit about a foot and a half deep; fill it with about 12″ of green manure or any green material, even weeds; top with about 4″ of soil or compost, leaving the top slightly below ground level; and cover the indentation with glass or any solar box. The hotbed doesn’t need to be big to produce greens you can eat all winter.


  1. Does this keep the ground warm all winter?

  2. It heats it all winter as it decomposes.