Gardening Course: Vegetable Gardens

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Learn to make your garden grow with our gardening courses in Sydney.

Learn to grow your own vegetables, aimed specifically at containers and small space gardeners, in Sydney.

There are countless reasons to want to grow your own food at home. There are some great ways of increasing productivity for any given space. This workshop will teach you the basics so you can understand how to create your very own edible garden at home. From selecting the right plant for the right place to creating an ecological edible garden that includes natives and flowers, this course will provide you will essential gardening skills that will last a lifetime.

Course content

  • The Leaf, Root & Fruit philosophy of Edible Gardening, understanding how plants function
  • Hints and tips on getting the most out of your containers
  • Planning Your Veggie Patch: Grow What Where?
  • Site analysis: Access your microclimate and space
  • Go for Height: Vertical spaces and vertical gardens
  • Plant requirements and how they affect container gardens
  • Raised garden beds
  • Soil (creating super soil) and different types of soil
  • Container gardening: common pitfalls for new gardeners
  • Seeds vs seedlings and veggie patch layout
  • Variety Selection: Heirloom vs Hybrid vs GMO
  • Types of plants suited to container gardens
  • Herbs, Edible Flower, Bush Tucker (Native Edibles) and Dwarf Fruit Trees
  • Seasonality, a basic discussion around what to plant and when
  • Organic fertilizing regimes and Green Manures
  • Dealing with Weeds and Disease
  • Water (watering, transpiration and evaporation, mulching
  • Planting and harvesting for year-round abundance
  • Beneficial Insects: Their importance to gardens (bees, pest/predator interactions)
  • Its' not waste, it’s a commodity (composting, worm farming, harvesting unusual parts of plants, seed saving)

Other Information

  • Please bring pen and paper or tablet to take notes
  • Please dress for gardening, with closed shoes
  • Bring lunch and a water bottle / keep cup (we have coffee & tea & cold filtered water on site)

PLEASE NOTE: All classes need a minimum number of students to go ahead. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled and you will be informed. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2 working days before the scheduled start date.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Consolidation of my knowledge about vegetable gardening.

  • said: Physial demonstration of planting and testing.

  • said: Giselle is fantastic, her knowledge and patience are incredible. We enjoyed her Indoor Plant class so we went to this one as well. I’d love to see her run more classes.

  • said: This was a really great workshop. Just the right balance of theory and practical. Gisele was so knowledgable and generous with her knowledge beyond what we were covering in the workshop. Highly recommend this to anyone interested in growing some of their own food.

  • said: Although I have been gardening for years I got so many hints and tips that will improve my garden and enable me to expand my home veggie plots. Giselle is a knowledgeable presenter with a passion for plants that is catching. She was able to answer all my questions.

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