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Growing courses

Introduction to organic growing
19 April

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

Suitable for those starting to grow veg, fruit or garden plants in a garden, allotment, or on a patio or balcony. Provides an overview of organic practices and how these differ from non-organic. Cove...
Creating fertile soil – the organic way
26 April

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

A fertile and healthy soil is the priority for organic growers. This course covers the basic techniques for achieving this and compares organic with non-organic methods. Also provides the basic knowl...
Herbs & wildlife
26 April

Wortley Hall Walled Garden, Wortley, South Yorkshire, S35 7DB

Tips for growing useful herbs (for the kitchen, for medicine, for liquid feeds), attracting (the right kind of) wildlife, and companion planting. Also introduces the topic of organic approaches to pe...
Weed and pest control within the organic regime
03 May

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

With a changing climate, this can be a challenging task. This course includes theory and demonstrations of a range of techniques used by organic growers. A basic knowledge of organic methods will enh...
Fruit
03 May

Wortley Hall Walled Garden, Wortley, South Yorkshire S35 7DB

Exploring the range of fruit crops and their suitability to your garden. Planting, cultivation and pruning methods. Pest and disease prevention, harvesting and storage methods. Cost: £15. Discount of...
Home grown food despite bizarre weather
10 May

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

This course is suitable only for those with some experience of growing, in a garden, allotment, patio or balcony. It is not suitable for beginners. In many parts of the country it has become impossib...
All about seeds
17 May

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

Anyone interested in growing their own veg, herbs or flowers, needs to be able to germinate seeds of different species and varying physical characteristics. This course provides an overview of common...
Introduction to organic growing
24 May

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

Suitable for those starting to grow veg, fruit or garden plants in a garden, allotment, or on a patio or balcony. Provides an overview of organic practices and how these differ from non-organic. Cove...
Creating fertile soil – the organic way
31 May

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

A fertile and healthy soil is the priority for organic growers. This course covers the basic techniques for achieving this and compares organic with non-organic methods. Also provides the basic knowl...
Weed and pest control within the organic regime
07 June

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

With a changing climate, this can be a challenging task. This course includes theory and demonstrations of a range of techniques used by organic growers. A basic knowledge of organic methods will enh...
Home grown organic food 52 weeks of the year
14 June

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

This is an intensive course, suitable only for those with experience of growing. Covers in detail, the practical work and facilities needed for achieving a year-round supply of home grown food. Cost:...
Introduction to organic growing
28 June

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

Suitable for those starting to grow veg, fruit or garden plants in a garden, allotment, or on a patio or balcony. Provides an overview of organic practices and how these differ from non-organic. Cove...
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