Short Course (Ryton) The Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Spring
This course is about planning how to use your fruit and vegetable garden to its full potential to provide a succession of fresh fruit and vegetables all year round and putting those plans into action.
On this course we cover the following:
Site - selecting an appropriate site, correct orientation
Protected cropping - to increase the season of availability, integrate the glasshouse with other growing areas in the garden, cold frames, raised beds and the open ground
Importance of crop rotation - avoiding the build up of pest and diseases
Soil preparation for different groups of crops
Alternatives to growing in the soil - growing in raised beds, containers, choice of growing media
Choosing the best varieties - Royal Horticultural Society recommendations
Producing a plan for your fruit and vegetable garden
Providing adequate moisture throughout the season - ways to reduce the reliance on water, water conservation
Seasonal maintenance activities - sowing, planting, carrying out necessary tasks in the fruit and vegetable garden
Feeding at key stages of development
Training plants to maximise on space
Harvesting and storage techniques - to keep produce fresh for longer
Dates and times - This is a ONE day programme.
28th February 2019 at Ryton
This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30.
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 course is a mixture of theory and practical. You need to wear comfortable work clothing, suitable outdoor clothing and if the weather is inclement; waterproofs. Gloves and safety footwear are mandatory for all practical activities.
What can I do after this course? If you enjoyed this course, book on to the follow on course: The Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Summer. 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.
For course leaflet - Click here