Glasshouse & polytunnel growing- Masterclass
With increasing weather extremes polytunnel growing really is a powerful ally in the battle against climate change. As well as delightfully extending the growing season, Kim will explain how to use a polytunnel or greenhouse all year round to produce growing whatever the weather.
Kim will cover lots of time and money-saving, resilient tips and tricks during the session. These will include the best self-seeding produce for seedlings for free, mixed planting and other ideas for better natural pest control, watering methods for low maintenance and how to grow edibles over winter.
- Polytunnel maintenance and care for the best results
- How to work with wildlife to create a fuss-free, biodiverse under-cover space
- Seed saving and resilience boosting tricks and tips
- What to plant now for produce over winter
Skill level: Beginners/ intermediate/ advanced
What you need to bring: Suitable outdoor clothing & footwear
Course leader: Kim Stoddart
A popular gardening journalist, editor, trainer and vibrant, accessible speaker, Kim has been writing for publications such as The Guardian and running resilient growing courses since 2013. Kim has gardening columns in magazines, including Grow Your Own and Country Smallholding magazines and edits The Organic Way for Garden Organic. Kim is also the author of The Climate Change Garden book. Kim is keen to show how wildlife-friendly, organic grow your own can help build resilience against the greater extremes of weather caused by climate change.
Our garden tour will demonstrate how to establish and maintain an organic garden and reveal the organic principles we use such as companion planting, crop rotation, soil management, composting, pest and disease management and seasonal activities. There will be plenty of time with the garden team to ask your organic growing questions and time to explore the garden for yourself.