Short Course (Ryton) The Productive Greenhouse
This course is about planning the use of your greenhouse to make use of its full potential to provide a succession of fresh fruit and vegetables all year round.
On this course we cover the following:
Choice of “glasshouse” - Aluminium, wooden, polythene tunnels; cladding materials, the advantages and disadvantages of each
Site - selecting an appropriate site, correct orientation
Importance of cleanliness in a glasshouse environment
Protected cropping, - to increase the season of availability and 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 and soilless growing systems
Choosing the best varieties - Royal Horticultural Society recommendations
Producing a plan for your own greenhouse
Feeding at key stages of development
Providing adequate moisture throughout the season - ways to reduce the reliance on water, water conservation
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 March 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 is predominantly a theory course, therefore you need to comfortable casual clothing. However there will be walks on site to look at glasshouses and plants, 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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