Short Course (Ryton and North Moreton) Planning Vegetable Growing for Success
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.
For course leaflet - Click here