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Growing Annuals

Growing Annuals 100 Hours Course

Course Code:
BHT115
Level:
4
Start:
Anytime
Finish:
Anytime
Study From:
Anywhere
Tutor Support:
Unlimited Access
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Growing Annuals course online. Become an expert with Herbaceous Annual Flowering Plants. Learn to identify and cultivate annual flowers, for bedding displays, potted colour or cut flowers. Work in a nursery, garden or cut flower farm. Start a business or indulge a passion.

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Lessons

Lesson Structure: Growing Annuals BHT115

There are 8 lessons in this course:

1  Introduction

  • Review of the system of plant identification, physiology, information sources
  • Types of Inflorescence
  • Choosing Flowers for an occasion
  • What flowers last longest as cut flowers
  • Care of cut flowers

2  Culture

  • Planting, staking, mulching, watering, feeding, pruning, etc
  • Review of more commonly cultivated annuals

3  Propagation

  • Methods of propagating annuals.
  • Seed sources
  • Sowing Seed
  • Greenhouses and other propagation aids

4  Hydroponic growing of selected varieties of annuals.

  • Annuals in hydroponics
  • Understanding hydroponic systems
  • Culture of selected annuals in hydroponics -Aster, Carnation, Gerbera, Stock etc

5  Pest & Disease

  • Law in relation to chemical use
  • Pests and diseases on annuals
  • Pests
  • Environmental problems
  • Plant knowledge

6  Irrigation

  • Irrigation
  • Sprinkler spacings
  • Plant knowledge

7  How to Grow Annuals

  • Growing in Greenhouses (shade houses or other controlled environments)
  • Growing in Flower Beds
  • Types of bedding systems
  • Judging flowers

8  Harvest, Post Harvest & Quality.

  • Harvesting
  • Deterioration of flowers
  • Shelf life
  • Post harvest treatment
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