Managing Your Summer Veg Garden & Polytunnel - Sunday 26th May

Managing Your Summer Veg Garden & Polytunnel - Sunday 26th May

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Join us at GROW HQ on Sunday, May 26th, for an intensive workshop dedicated to mastering the art of managing your summer vegetable garden and polytunnel with head grower Richard.

Key topics covered include:

Weed Control:

    • Learn practical strategies for keeping weeds at bay in your garden and polytunnel, allowing your plants to thrive without competition.

      Pest Management and Natural Pest Control:

      • Say goodbye to harmful chemicals! Learn organic methods for pest and disease management that keep your garden flourishing while protecting the environment.
      • Discover effective techniques for identifying and addressing common garden pests and diseases.

      Organic Soil Fertility:


      • Discover the secrets of maintaining healthy, nutrient-rich soil using organic methods.
      • Learn the art of composting and sustainable fertilisation practices to nourish your plants naturally.

      Watering and Plant Training:

      • Master the art of proper watering techniques to ensure your plants thrive.
      • Explore methods for training plants to maximise space and productivity in your garden and polytunnel.

        Successional Sowing:

        • The importance of continuous sowing to ensure a steady supply of fresh produce throughout the summer season.
        • Learn how to plan and implement a sowing schedule that keeps your garden and polytunnel productive all season long.

          Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just beginning your journey, this workshop will give you the confidence to maximise your harvest and maintain a thriving vegetable garden and polytunnel throughout the summer. 

          You'll also 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 GIYers. There will be coffee, tea and scones on arrival and a seasonal cordial for an afternoon pick-me-up.

          Please arrive 10 minutes before the course starts and come dressed appropriately for a day spent outdoors in the garden: sturdy footwear, rain jackets, suncream, etc.

          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 the 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: - we are unable to change the menu on the day

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