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Home Vegetable Growing

Home Vegetable Growing 100 Hours Certificate Course

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Home Vegetable Growing Online Course

Learn how to grow delicious, fresh, healthy vegetables simply at home with our Home Vegetable Growing Online Course

Produce and enjoy your own delicious vegetables!

This course will help you learn such things as:   how to build a veggie garden, understand the principles of cultivation and planting, the main vegetables to plant, how to construct compost storage, gain knowledge of pests diseases and weed control, hydroponic versus greenhouse growing, herbs and uncommon vegetable varieties, watering and irrigation systems, harvesting, storing and using vegetables.

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Lesson Structure:  Home Vegetable Growing AHT102

There are 8 lessons:

1. Introduction

  • Different ways to grow vegetables
  • Understanding various ways to prepare a garden
  • Learn the difference between plant names and scientific names

2.  Cultivation and Planting

  • Organic Growing
  • Hydroponics
  • Permaculture
  • Container gardening
  • Greenhouse growing
  • Vertical gardens
  • Planting Vegetables
  • Sources of seeds
  • Hybrid seeds
  • Storing seeds
  • Sowing seeds outdoors
  • Sowing seeds indoors
  • Transplanting seedlings
  • Buying seedlings
  • Transplanting crowns, offsets, tubers etc
  • Soils and nutrition
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrient deficient symptoms
  • Soil Ph
  • Composting
  • C/N ratios

3. Review of Major Vegetable Varieties

  • Planting in favourable conditions
  • The  Brassicas
  • Pests and diseases
  • Harvesting
  • Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, pakchoi, radish, turnip
  • The legumes:  broad beans, peas
  • Other Vegetables: lettuce, onion, potato

4. Pest, Disease, and Weed Control

  • Natural Pest and disease control
  • Cultural Controls:  Choosing the right plant for the right position, choosing healthy plants, choose resistance
  • varieties, crop rotation, timed planting, irrigation, mulching, cleanliness, and hygiene
  • Physical Controls:  Traps, various methods for controlling certain insect pests, repellant devices

5.  Hydroponic and Greenhouse Growing

  • Growing vegetables in greenhouses
  • The right greenhouse
  • Greenhouse problems
  • What is hydroponics
  • Why grow in hydroponics
  • What is the best growing system

6.  Lesser Grown Varieties and Herbs

  • Crop scheduling
  • How much seed do you need
  • Less common grown vegetables:   amaranth, artichoke, asparagus, cassava, chicory, common mint, dandelion, endive, fennel, garlic, ginger, horseradish, leek, okra, pigface, prickly pear cactus, rhubarb, water spinach, watercress, warrigal greens, yams
  • Tropical vegetables: sweet potato, taro

7.  Irrigation

  • When to water
  • Testing to see if watering is required
  • Watering systems
  • Different gardens need different watering systems
  • Designing your own system
  • Dripper of spray
  • Cheap micro-irrigation
  • Other vegetables:  beetroot, capsicum, carrot, celery, corn, eggplant, parsnip, spinach, silverbeet

8.  Harvesting, Storing, and Using Vegetables

  • Harvesting
  • Storing vegetables
  • Preserving and processing your food
  • Pickles
  • Bottling tomatoes
  • Chutney
  • Sauces
    Managing the freezer
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