Home Fruit Growing 100 Hours Course
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Home Fruit Growing 100 Hours Course
Home Fruit Growing course online. Grow your own quality fruit! To pick and eat fruit from your own garden is a wonderful, healthy and satisfying experience. Expand your capacity to do just that on this course. From the outset, the course notes provided are only part of what you will potentially learn. The experiences you have through your set tasks can provide you with a range of varied learning experiences according to your own specific needs.
Lesson Structure: Home Fruit Growing AHT104
There are 6 lessons
- Soils, site preparation & planning.
- General Cultural Practices
- Tree Fruits
- Nuts and Vines
Learning Goals: Home Fruit Growing AHT104
- To develop an understanding of the possibilities for growing fruit at home.
- To better manage soil for growing fruit crops.
- To manage the growth of fruiting plants in a way that will produce better fruit.
- To select and grow tree fruit plants in a home situation.
- To select and grow vines and nuts in a home situation.
- To select and grow berry fruit plants in a home situation.
- Select part of a home garden where the owner would like to grow fruit. Consider the good and bad points about the site and the suitability of different types of fruits to the situation.
- Take a sample of soil from an area you might consider growing fruit in. Using the method set out in the gardening manual provided with the course, name the soil.
- Look at the buds on the wood of three different species of fruit. Draw what you see, and label where you think the buds are fruit buds, and where you think they are vegetative buds.
- Observe the way in which fruit trees are trained or pruned in your locality.
- Visit a local hardware store, nursery or irrigation shop and look at drip and micro irrigation equipment which is for sale. Take note of the various components of these systems, how they fit together and how they work.
- Identify pests and diseases in a garden which you have visited.
- Select 4 different fruits from those you have read about which are grown in your area.
- For each one, research which varieties of that fruit are commonly grown, and why they are grown.
- Plan the development of a berry growing area for a backyard. Contact companies, visit nurseries and check the availability, quality and prices of berry plants you would like to grow on your site (or proposed site). Work with an imaginary site if you do not have a real life situation to deal with.
- Contact Department of Agriculture to obtain relevant information (eg: leaflets, booklets, details about advisory services etc) which relates to fruit growing.
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