Date(s) - 22 Mar 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
It is time to get going and Grow Your Own delicious, nutritious veg in 2020.
Our Grow Your Own programme is a series of nine short courses providing all the basic knowledge required to get growing at home. Our focus is growing vegetables whilst being mindful of nature.
This course is for those who would like to learn how to sow vegetable seeds to raise young plants in a polytunnel or greenhouse successfully. We will look at the different containers and composts that are available, along with the different propagation environments that can be utilised.
There is a classroom-based theory part to this course, as well as a practical section where you will be taken through the full process of sowing.
This course will equip you with the fundamental techniques of sowing vegetable seeds undercover:
- Theory – containers, growing media, propagation
- Practical – sowing veg in greenhouse for outdoor beds
- Hands on, practical demonstrations
- Suitable for growers of all levels
Please note: This course will involve outdoor demonstrations. Please come prepared for working in wet and cold weather. All tools and working gloves will be provided.
This is the first day in a series of two vegetable sowing courses. The second day (on Saturday 4th April 2020) will focus on sowing vegetable seed outdoors.
Tutor: Malcolm Berry ‘The Dreaded Gardener’
Led by experienced grower, Malcolm Berry. Malcolm Berry has been in professional horticulture for more than 20 years, working mostly with fruit and vegetables, including seven years in the double-walled garden at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. He has delivered courses for the Royal Horticultural Society and ‘Growing the Future/Tyfu Pobl’, amongst others, and has been teaching courses at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre for seven years. He has a particular interest in polyculture and the encouragement of biodiversity, and had an article published on the subject in the RSPB magazine.
The course is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over.
Workshop Fee: £30 for one session and £50 for both Seed Sowing sessions
Please bring a packed lunch on the day. Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.
This is one in a series of Grow Your Own courses at Denmark Farm in 2020. The full list includes: Pruning Fruit Trees In Winter, Secrets of the Soil Theory & Practical, Sowing Vegetables Under Cover, Sowing Vegetables Outdoors, Planting Out Vegetables, The Summer Greenhouse / Polytunnel, The Winter Greenhouse / Polytunnel and Compost Corner.
You may also be interested in our other courses and events at Denmark Farm, including Willow Cultivation & Management, Traditional Hedge-laying, ecology, conservation and countryside crafts. See our events page for the full list.
All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.