Key Facts

  • Starting
    14 Mar 2024
    Location
    Tooting
    Start Time
    10:00
    End Time
    12:30
    Duration
    3 Weeks
    Study Mode
    Part Time Day
    Days
    Thursday
    Start Date
    14 Mar 2024
    Level
    Short Course
    Code
    THRX039CL

    Fees

    19+ Fee
    Free
Green Fingers - Edible Gardening

Explore the world of edible gardening in this 3-week course.

Whether you have an allotment, garden, balcony or even a windowsill, discover how to get started to grow your own vegetables, herbs and fruit. Learn how to cultivate a range of crops from seed to harvest, and to troubleshoot common problems.

This will be a classroom-based course covering some theory as well as tips and advice, but will include practical elements such as sowing seeds and propagating from cuttings.

  • Course Content


    • How to plan and make the most of your space
    • Choosing varieties
    • Understanding the life cycles and needs of different edible plants
    • Sowing seeds and taking cuttings
    • Identifying common pests and diseases and how to tackle them sustainably
    • Working with wildlife and encouraging pollinators
  • Course Structure


    Week 1: planning, plant types and needs, choosing varieties, seed sowing

    Week 2: caring for seedlings, hardening off, pests and diseases, pricking out and potting on

    Week 3: feeding, watering, mulching, working with wildlife, taking cuttings