You are invited to join our free monthly training sessions to learn more about growing food in harmony with nature. The sessions will introduce you to seasonal topics such as seed sowing, looking after seedlings, and seed saving. We will also introduce the approaches to growing food that are used at the Vine Road Community Growing Project, such as managing soil health through no-dig, composting and water-wise gardening. The sessions provide a practical and supportive way to build skills and confidence in growing your own food. Come and get your hands dirty!
Sessions run at our polytunnel at Vine Road Park every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am to midday (see exceptions on the calendar), with a new topic each month.
October 28th: Autumn and Winter crops
Whilst the Summer months offer the best conditions for growing food crops, there are many crops which can be grown and enjoyed in the Autumn, Winter and early Spring. These crops are often hardy: meaning they are resistant to cold and can tolerate lower light levels. Nevertheless, there are some considerations for growing in the colder months. With preparation and consistent care for the soil, year round growing is possible. This session will consider the benefits of year-round growing, which crops are suitable both inside and outside the polytunnel, and what conditions are required.
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