Fig. 27. How To Make A Hotbed For A Single Light Frame.
A, ground plan: a, frame area (24 square feet); b, bed, 18 inches larger all ways than the frame (area, 63 square feet); c, stakes at the corners.
B, section of hotbed and single light frame: e, hotbed; f, linings of manure; g, corner bricks, h, material to raise plants near the glass; i, pots of cuttings or seedlings.
Fig. 28. How To Make A Hotbed For A Double-Light Frame.
C, ground plan: k, outline of frame (48 square feet); l, bed (area 63 square feet), 6 inches larger than the frame all round; m, corner stakes; n, area for linings of manure (including bed, 120 square feet); p, hedge.
Fig. 29. A Very Simple Hotbed.
A, trench in the garden 2 feet 6 inches deep and 2 feet wide.
B, manure trodden in firmly, 1, to within 9 inches of the top.
Fig. 30.-The Trench Hotbed In Use.
C, the hotbed at work: 1, manure; 2, cuttings and seedlings in pots and boxes on Cocoanut fibre refuse; 3, light.
D: 1, manure; 2, fine soil; 3, young plants put out; 4, light.