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Course details

Propagation techniques for organic veg production

Starts: 13 April 2013 10:00
Ends: 13 April 2013 16:00

The Community Farm, Woodbarn Farm, Denny Lane, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40 8SZ

Start your growing season off with an in depth look at different techniques used to raise young veg plants. The day will give you all the knowledge and skills needed to get your veg off to a flying start, suitable for all with an interest in Organic veg growing. The workshop will combine theory with practical elements which explore the following:

  • Where? – The environmental requirements of young plants and a look at different structures and equipment used to provide them.
  • Seeds - Choosing varieties, Where to buy them? How to store them?
  • Sowing options – Direct sowing, Modular sowing, Bare root production.
  • Germination – Optimum conditions and appropriate care.
  • Care of the young plant- Nutrient, water, and environmental management.
  • Threats – Identifying and dealing with common problems of young plants.
  • Compost – A look at differing growing mediums used in organic propagation. The problem with Peat and alternatives.

Tutor: Andy Dibben
As our very own Farm Manager here at The Community Farm, Andy has a wealth of experience in Organic vegetable production and a real passion and skill for sharing his knowledge with others. Andy will be running a series of workshops for us throughout the year on all aspects of organic vegetable production.

For more information on this course and for details on how to book, please visit The Community Farm website.

Cost: £34 (members) / £40 (non-members)

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