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.

2 comments:

  1. Does this keep the ground warm all winter?

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  2. It heats it all winter as it decomposes.

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