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Growing vegetables from scratch with Laura Bolton and Max Crisfield

Ref: S1D09773

Beginners

£128.00
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About this course


Learn key lessons for planning, creating and maintaining your own vegetable garden. Topics covered will include site and soil preparation, crop selection and rotation, sowing and planting out, crop protection and managing pests.

Course Description

Learn some of the key lessons for planning, creating and maintaining your own vegetable garden. With a mixture of hands-on practical demonstrations and classroom-based theory, the day will include topics such as site and soil preparation, crop selection and rotation, sowing and planting out, crop protection, and how to manage pests among the vegetables. We will also look at ideas for making your vegetable patch sing by incorporating colourful ornamentals among your edibles.

Timetable

Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

What students need to bring

  • Notebook
  • Camera
  • Outdoor clothes suitable for spending time in the gardens

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Note book
  • Writing and drawing materials

Tutors

Laura Bolton

Laura Bolton is a certified RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) professional gardener with many years of historical estate experience. Her work at Queen Victoria’s Osborne House has helped to attract thousands of annual visitors. Her ornamental glasshouse display of unusual and tender perennials at Parham House has been praised in The Guardian and featured in The English Garden Magazine.

Max Crisfield

Max Crisfield was Senior Gardener (kitchen gardener) at Parham House and Gardens for five years. He has taught at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and the Garden House in Brighton and has had articles published in The Telegraph and The English Garden.

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