Learn Polytunnel Growing - 23rd March

Learn Polytunnel Growing - 23rd March

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By the end of this one day course, you'll leave confident, ready to take your gardening and crop cultivation skills to the next level. Join Richard and learn all the tips and tricks to polytunnel growing and enjoy your own organic, homegrown food all year round. 

What you'll learn:

  • Choice of Tunnel: 
    Richard will teach you all there is to know when it comes to choosing the right Polytunnel, looking at design, dimensions and construction, ensuring your investment aligns perfectly with your goals

  • Siting and Positioning a Tunnel:
    Polytunnel positioning? Richard has it covered. He'll talk you through getting the optimal positioning for your polytunnel

  • Bed Layout:
    Maximise your growing space with expert guidance on designing efficient and productive bed layouts. We'll show you how to make the most of your polytunnel's square footage for a lush and diversified yield

  • Tunnel Rotations:
    Understand crop rotation within your polytunnel to maintain soil health and ward off pests and diseases. Efficiently manage your planting schedules and ensure a year-round harvest

  • Soil Management:
    Healthy soil, healthy crops! Learn the keys to nurturing healthy soil that supports vigorous plant growth

  • A Range of Crops for Your Tunnel:
    Find the right crops for your tunnel and learn how to make them thrive. From tomatoes to peppers and everything in between, we'll help you choose the best crops for your space

  • Managing Tunnel Pests and Diseases:
    Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to keep your polytunnel thriving while fending off common pests and diseases

Enjoy a delicious plot-to-plate mezze lunch overlooking the HQ Gardens (or in the garden if weather permits) and get the chance to meet and learn from fellow homegrowers. There will be coffee, tea and scones on arrival and a seasonal cordial for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Also included is a copy of Mick Kelly's award-winning book, GROW, COOK, EAT for you to enjoy at home. 

About Our Head Grower, Richard Mee:
Richard started growing at only 3 years old with his dad and since then has accumulated over 40 years of growing experience. He studied for a BSc in Horticulture at Reading University and an MSc in Organic Farming at the Scottish Agricultural College. In addition to the UK and Ireland, Richard has grown veg all over the world, including Central America and Africa.

Cancellation Policy
We operate a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your booking at least 48 hours prior to event you will be refunded. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the date will not be refunded. 

Please advise us of any dietary requirements and allergens when booking (email: allen@giy.ie) - we are unable to change the menu on the day.

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