Randbow chard plant

Planning your Veg Garden from Seed to Plate - Thurs 29th February

Thursday 29 February 2024
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Vegetables and herbs Gardening and growing
Book your place before Thursday, 15th February to take advantage of our early bird offers!
Planning how, when, and what to grow can be bewildering - whether you’re a new or experienced gardener. But Chris Collins is here to help at this lunchtime online talk, as he takes you step-by-step through the process of seed sowing, raising plants and planning your plot.

What you will learn

  • Planning your plot.
  • Seed sowing techniques.
  • Best practice for raising plants.
  • Tips on maximising edible crops.

Session overview:

Successful organic growing is all about good planning so you have a feast of plants to enjoy and can nip problems and ‘pests’ in the bud before they take control of your plot. Chris will talk you through planning your plot for the exciting gardening year ahead. He’ll help you learn how to get your plants and plans off to the best start, with a focus on successful seed sowing techniques, how to prick out, harden off and transplant seedlings and his golden rules for tip-top edible crops.

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Vegetable plot

Session leader: Chris Collins

Our head of organic horticulture has gardening experience that spans many years and many locations. After training at the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh, he spent time working in Africa and Japan, before returning to the UK in 1998 as Higher Botanical Horticulturalist at Kew Gardens, and as Head Gardener at Westminster Abbey. Chris also held the highly sought-after position of BBC Blue Peter gardener for nine years, where he got to utter the line "here’s one I made earlier" on numerous occasions!

Chris Collins in the garden

It was excellent, I learnt more than I expected but most importantly I now have a set of schedules that I can use as part of my planning. Very happy!

— Workshop Attendee

Workshop prices

Member & Non Member
Member Early bird - £12.50 Member Standard - £17.50
Non Member Early bird - £17.50 Non Member Standard - £20

Our online workshops

Our online talks allow you to gain organic gardening skills from the comfort of your own home. These short lunchtime sessions have an informal, relaxed feel with the opportunity for questions at the end. It will include supporting resources. Come prepared with notebook and pen for taking notes.

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