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Know your Soil and Composting

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Key Info

Learning Area   Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   1 full day This course runs from 09:30 to 16:00
Course Code   13740-BIC-22


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Leisure and Professional
Location   Bicton College
Start Date   08/02/2023
Day/Time   Wednesday, 09:30-16:00
Fees   Tuition Fees: £0.00

The soil is vital to the healthy growth of your plants. If you have a knowledge of how the soil and plants interact then it is possible to improve the growth of your plants.

This course will give you an introduction into a range of soil characteristics and an opportunity to test some of these including the texture, pH, organic matter content and the nutrient values.
Also, how to create and use compost from recycled plant material. How to construct a successful compost heap and how best to use it in the garden.

This course is recommended for anyone who is interested in growing fruit and vegetables.

Also for new gardeners or those working in the industry wishing to know more about the soil.

  What You Will Learn

You will learn about a range of soil characteristics. How to test accurately for pH and texture and other soil characteristics. Once these have been established, how to manage your soil accordingly.

Also, how to create and use compost form the garden. This is a one day practical course in the Bicton walled garden and soil lab, testing at a range of soil types and identifying how to manage them.

Please note: This course is for adults 19+.

  Entry Requirements

None

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# Propagation # Cuttings # Growing # Free # Adult

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