Weekend Course – No Dig Intensive 1st & 2nd October

October 01 - October 02 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  £380

See the results and the advantages of no dig for growing, both on small and larger scales. No dig empowers you the grower by freeing much time from chores like regular and large amounts of weeding, to creative and income-creating jobs such as sowing, planting and harvesting.

We also discuss how to grow a market, and to make a return on your time. Selling vegetables is a low profit business, you need to be up to speed on all aspects to make it pay.

I give advice on the most profitable vegetables to grow, sowing dates, and tips on picking and packing. You see Homeacres garden in full flow.

I explain details of salad growing and picking for sale. Salad plants vary between each season, and in winter there are many in the polytunnel. Also I show you washing and packing.

I explain the methods used here for compost making, and we see examples of compost at different stages in the compost bay. We also look at examples of bought compost and animal manures, and their attributes for growing, and costs.

I explain the value of becoming skilled at propagation, how little space you actually need to grow hundreds of plants at one time, and thousands over the season.

You learn time-saving tips in many aspects of growing, from watering and plant care, to weeding less and picking more. Yield per square metre is a key goal. We are discussing something difficult to achieve, profitability in growing veg.

The course is based on my experience of no dig growing since 1982, in four different market gardens, on soils ranging from stone brash to white clay.

Homeacres courses are an opportunity to learn from an acknowledged master of his craft.

Refreshments on Saturday and Sunday are all included, not least the fine lunch of home milled bread and more vegetable dishes than you normally see at one meal.  All the vegetables come from the garden and are prepared on site by our chef Kate who also works in the garden part time.

We often arrange a pub meal in the village for the Saturday night depending on accommodation arrangements, if you choose to join in then we ask for you to cover this cost.

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01 October 2022 - October 02
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Shepton Mallet
Somerset, BA4 6PZ