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This course is for beginner participants who choose to grow from balconies, patios and small gardens in a range of containers, simple grow beds or both. Each session consists of a worksheet, a video and support documents to advice you each step of the way. The course duration is three months and spreads out over 6-8 months to give your plants time to grow and produce a harvest.

Course Schedule

 

  • Introduction to sowing indoors

  • Planting broad beans in pots

  • Growing onion from setts  

  • Sowing sprouting broccoli 

  • Using grow bags for planting potatoes

  • Preparing strawberries for planting

  • Growing in containers and/or simple grow beds

  • Garden maintenance - making your own plant fertiliser

  • Garden pests - removing slugs and snails organically

  • Harvesting and storing - root vegetables

  • Growing for the environment - creating an aquatic area

  • Preparing for winter - sowing green manure

This course is for the participant who continues to grow from balconies and/or small gardens but who likes a more in-depth understanding of horticulture. Each session consists of a worksheet, a video and support documents to advice you each step of the way. The course duration is six months and spread out over 8-10 months to give your plants time to grow and produce a harvest.

Course Schedule
 

  • Introduction to sowing indoors

  • Planting broad beans in pots

  • Growing onions from setts

  • Sowing sprouting broccoli indoors

  • Using grow bags for planting potatoes

  • Preparing strawberries for planting

  • Planting garlic cloves in pots or outdoor containers

  • Sowing corn in pots indoors

  • Growing courgette away from slugs and snails

  • Herbs - growing parsley

  • Growing kohl rabi in seed trays or pots

  • Sowing gai lan in situ

  • Starting rocket early in the season

  • Planting sun root without blocking the sun

  • Cut flowers - growing sweet pea

  • Sowing melon in a sunny spot

  • Sowing and protecting carrots against pests

  • Growing in containers and/or simple grow beds

  • Garden maintenance - making your own plant fertiliser

  • Garden pests - removing slugs and snails organically

  • Harvesting and storing - making root vegetables last

  • Growing for the environment - creating an aquatic area

  • Preparing for winter - sowing green manure

  • Getting ready for Silver - creating a grow bed

  • DofE Bronze 3 Months

    50£
    Valid for one year
  • DofE Bronze 6 Months

    90£
    Valid for one year
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