Vegetable Gardening Course | Sydney Short Courses

Vegetable Gardening Course

What you'll learn

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

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

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 vegetable gardening course will provide you will essential gardening skills that will last a lifetime.

Course content

What will be covered in this vegetable gardening course?

  • 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)
  • It's not waste, it’s a commodity (composting, worm farming, harvesting unusual parts of plants, seed saving)

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

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