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.
February 17th 2024: Making a planting plan
Following January's session on preparing for the growing season, this month we will look in more detail at the ins and outs of making planting plans. In the first instance, we will explore developing an early season sowing plan, to be ready with seedlings when the weather allows for outdoor planting. We will also explore planting plans for succession crops within a growing season and consider follow-on crops across the seasons annually. Preparing a planting plan can help to maximise productivity in the garden, but as nature can be unpredictable, a planting plan should never become set in stone. We will consider how to make adaptations based on the progression of your crops. A planting plan can give you the confidence to try out new crops or approaches and is an essential grower's skill!
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