Short Course (Ryton) The Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Summer
This course is a follow-on course from the Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Spring which was 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 see how the fruit and vegetables on site have progressed and carry out further tasks to ensure a continuous supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, we cover the following:
Evaluating the plan to date, amending as necessary.
Choosing the best varieties - Royal Horticultural Society recommendations
Soil preparation for sowing and planting additional crops
Seasonal maintenance activities - sowing, planting, thinning and transplanting, feeding, weeding, watering, pruning and training as necessary
Harvesting crops and storage techniques - to keep produce fresh for longer.
Lunch, eating some of the produce from the garden
Dates and times - This is a ONE day programme.
15th June 2018, 14th June 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 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? 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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