Kitchen Gardening Weekends- 7th & 8th Mar and 20th & 21st Jun 2020
Date: Sat 7th - Sun 8th March and Sat 20th - Sun 21st June 2020
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Tutor: Caroline Aitken
Refreshments: Teas and coffees provided.
Accommodation: Please check here for availability and prices.
Two seasonal weekend courses on creating and managing a successful and abundant food garden. The courses will include hands-on practical sessions and all the theory you need to make your kitchen garden grow and keep your larder full. From crop planning to soil care, pest control to storing produce, these courses will show you environmentally friendly and sustainable approaches to growing your own food. The courses will give you time saving and energy saving tips and inspire you to create a garden that works in harmony with nature.
The March course will cover: seasons in the gardener’s year, crop planning, jobs to do in winter and spring, permaculture methods which will help you create a more productive garden, soil care, testing and profiling, different kinds of composting and mulching, no-dig methods, crop planning to produce food all year round and how to observe and work with the different microclimates in your garden.
The June course will cover: seasons in the gardener’s year, jobs to do in summer and autumn, what to grow – advice on how to choose annual and perennial vegetables to cultivate, how to plan your mixed vegetable crop (to maximise space, deter pests, minimise weeding and watering), Forest Gardening, pest management, growing fruit trees (understanding rootstocks and fertilisation), making plant feed, guidance on how to store and preserve produce and energy saving tips for harvesting.
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