Event Information:

  • Sat

    Seed to Plate - Growing Winter Salads

    10am-4pmWalled Garden Packing Shed Hardwick Estate Whitchurch-on-Thames Reading RG8 7RD

    Learn how to keep your garden growing through the winter months and keep the greens on your plate!

    Who is the workshop for?
    This workshop is aimed at beginner or more experienced gardeners who wish to develop their skills in organic, sustainable gardening techniques and want to harvests crops continually through the seasons.
    What will you learn?
    This workshop will take you through the basics, deal with your queries and build your confidence to keep your veg plot productive through the colder months. It will involve both a theoretical and a practical session and introduce participants to key essentials, including:
    Choosing your growing system
    Planning your sowing schedule & selecting varieties for winter cropping
    How to sow, grow and harvest for the best results
    Soil preparation & management – including fertility-building and rotation
    Propagation media, materials and techniques
    You will sow your own salad seedlings to grow on at home.
    Part of a series of workshops at Tolhurst Organic CIC to learn to grow, cook and preserve your own food. Each month, we will explore and develop food-related skills – from planning a vegetable garden to harvesting and preserving your produce.
    Price £70/person. Price includes a home grown, vegetarian lunch.
    To book you place click here.
    We can cater for special dietary requirements - please contact us directly at least 7 days before the workshop.
    We offer GIFT VOUCHERS valid for any workshops organised by Tolhurst Organic, should you wish to give one and let the recipient choose their own date and topic.
    We may be able to offer a number of SUBSIDISED PLACES for young growers and those on low income. Please enquire.