Horticulturalist and hot beds expert Jack First will be running courses on creating hot beds again later this year. To promote the courses he has made a short video presentation, giving a brief introduction to hot beds and also some of the amazing results produced from using this wonderful horticultural technique. In the video, which was filmed on 30th May Jack explains what a hot bed is and shows some of the superb organic produce that is harvested at this early time of year.
We saw some hot stuff on our recent visit to the Cellar Project’s allotments recently.
Jack First had filled a wheelbarrow with unseasonal fruit and veg plucked from the hot beds he has created there. It was fascinating to see how many crops could be produced right through winter using the hot bed method.
Some fabulous cakes were washed down with tea and coffee and a good time was had by all.
Jack First (WYOG member and very experienced organic gardener) is planning to hold one or more 1 day practical courses on the process and principles of making and using hot beds in your garden or allotment. This is an eco-friendly way of providing heat so as to grow both early and late crops so extending the season by several months.
Each course will be on a Saturday from 10 am to 3 or 4 pm at the Cellar Project allotments in Keighley and the cost will be £20. Drinks will be provided but bring a packed lunch.
The hot bed courses being run by Jack First will be held on Sat January 29th and Feb 26th 10am – 3 or 4 pm. To book a place please phone him evenings after 6 from Monday Jan 10th (not before) on 01422 202648 to book a place on your preferred date (if you can manage either please let him know too). It may be possible to hold another course if there is a big demand.