This course is about planning vegetable growing to provide a succession of fresh vegetables (some of which are fruits) throughout the year without waste

Short Course (Ryton and North Moreton) Planning Vegetable Growing for Success

 AoPH Short Course Planning Vegetable Growing

Without careful planning often too many crops are sown or planted at any one time resulting in a glut, which often goes to waste.  This course is about planning vegetable growing to provide a succession of fresh vegetables (some of which are fruits) throughout the year without waste!

On this course we cover the following:

Site - selecting an appropriate site, making the most of space

Protected cropping  to increase the season of availability

Importance of crop rotation - three year and four year crop rotations

Soil preparation for different groups of crops

Alternatives to growing in the soil - growing in raised beds, containers and soilless growing systems

Choosing the best varieties -  Royal Horticultural Society recommendations

Producing a plan for your own garden

Feeding at key stages of development

Providing adequate moisture throughout the season - ways to reduce the reliance on watering

Harvesting and storage techniques - to keep produce fresh for longer

Saving seed to save money?

Dates and times - This is a ONE day programme.

8th November 2018  at North Moreton

29th November 2018 at Ryton

This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30at Ryton and at North Moreton.

What qualification will I get? On completion of the programme you will be given a course completion certificate from the Academy of Practical  Horticulture.

What is the enrolment process? 1. Talk to us first to ensure that there is a place available on the course.  2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you provide ALL of the details requested. 3. Payment options are: payment through the website using a credit/debit card or PayPal, alternatively cash or cheque on the first day of the course.

Cost: £95.00 plus V.A.T. at £19.00 for the complete course, total payable £114.00.

What else do I need to know? This is predominantly a theory course, therefore you need to comfortable casual clothing. However there will be walks on site to   collect plant material to study, where you will be required to wear suitable outdoor clothing and safety footwear.

What can I do after this course? You would be welcome to attend any of the short course or masterclasses that we offer, or perhaps (if not already studying one of them) one of the Royal Horticultural Society Courses at one of our centres.

 

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