The Gardenettes Chloe Thomson presents - Autumn veggie garden Workshop

LOCATION: 100 mile foodie 24 Chesterfield road Somerville 3912

Planning & Starting your Autumn veggie garden

Join Chloe Thomson from The Gardenettes and Bean There Dug That for an introductory vegetable gardening class. Chloe’s been working in the horticultural media for over 10 years now and has grown vegetables in all sorts of gardens including balconies, share house gardens, raised beds and planter boxes. And she’s keen to show you that you CAN grow at least some of the food you eat, right in your own backyard or courtyard or balcony!

During this 2 hour gardening workshop attendees will learn about how to plan and start their vegetable garden from the ground up. You’ll cover aspects of what to grow, where to grow it and why to grow it. Chloe will also give you ideas and examples of vegetable gardens that could work in your garden.

Once you’re inspired about how to get growing, we will discuss how to grow it and care for it - so you have a bumper vegetable harvest! And of course Chloe can answer all your questions throughout the workshop.

Chloe will also lead you through a small hands-on edible gardening project, that you can take home at the end of the day. All attendees will also get a goodie bag of fabulous organic gardening samples.

1. Location - where to put my veggie garden

  • We will discuss how to find the ideal spot for your herb and vegetables to grow
  • You can grow in pots, raised beds or moveable gardens too
  • We will discuss how to overcome a “ungardenable garden”
  • We will discuss seasonality of different crops and when to plant what.
  • How can you tell if your soil is any good for growing veggies?
  • How to improve your soil & what soil/s to use in raised beds and pots
  • Choosing pots, raised beds, planter tubs, and vertical gardens
  • Look at up cycled and cheaper ways to create the edible garden of your dreams!
  • Fertiliser recommendations, a basic understanding of how to read a fertiliser label (NPK) what to look for when looking for organic fertilisers.
  • Watering - how often, when to water, crop water requirements.
  • Pest & disease control - organic pest and disease control advice
  • edible flower pot plant combos

2. What to grow and why?

- What should you grow in your garden? What would you LOVE to grow? What herb or veggie can’t you live without in the fridge.

3. Where to grow it and how?

4. Gardening from the ground up

5. Growing herbs/veggies indoors

- What to grow/when/how and options to make it easy if you are limited with space

6. What to plant now - info on what to plant for summer & autumn.

7. Veggie TLC

8. Thinking outside the square projects - you will create one or more of these with Chloe to take home.

- a herb wreath planter

- edible herb pots as thank you gifts for teachers or staff

- mini pots of micro greens

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