Gardening Courses

Vegetable Essentials

What could be better than popping out of the backdoor and picking something for dinner? We will give you the basics to start growing your own delicious salads and vegetables.

Course cost £95

The course is intended for people new to vegetable growing or that have made a start but need some practical advice and by the end of the day you will be confident of creating your own small veg plot and eating home grown things as the year progresses.

The outline for the day is along the following lines though the exact contents will be tailored to the needs of the individuals in the group.

  • History of Vegetable Growing
  • Health eating, taste the difference
  • Sowing seeds
  • Water, heat, light, soil
  • Pricking out seedlings
  • Raised beds and container gardening
  • Planting
  • 10 things to get started 
      • lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes
      • Carrots, onions, leeks
      • Courgette, French beans,
      • Strawberries
  • The herb garden. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
  • Care and harvest

If you would like a course tailored exactly to your experience and needs see the Special Days section.