No-dig growing - Masterclass
No-dig is becoming increasingly popular due to its reduced workload and ease of implementation. This session will give you an overview of the principles and practicalities of no-dig gardening. You’ll learn how to successfully prepare your bed in readiness for no-dig, what to use to cover and protect the soil, the benefits of no-dig, what to sow when and how to protect your seedlings. We’ll discuss the principles behind no-dig and demonstrate practically how to prepare your bed.
- How to prepare your garden for no-dig
- Understand the principles of no-dig
- Discover the mulches to use to protect your soil
- The practicalities involved in the no-dig method.
Skill level: Beginners
What you need to bring: Sensible shoes and outdoor wear
Course leader: Emma O'Neill
Emma first studied horticulture at Pershore College in 2001. She has been gardening professionally since 2003 and has worked in a variety of different sites from National Trust to large private estates. She writes for Grow Your Own magazine and contributes to other publications regularly. Her passion is herbaceous perennials and all things floral but is always willing to try her hand at growing unusual vegetables organically.
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.