Polytunnel Growing Spring

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Date: Saturday, 19/5/2018
Time: 10.00-16.30
Cost: €60,  Lunch included

Tutors: Selvi Iyilikci and John Conway

A polytunnel is an excellent addition to a garden. It extends the growing season and enables a year-round harvest. This one day course includes topics such as site selection, soil preparation for spring planting and advice on how to erect a tunnel. This day will focus on using the indoor space to grow early spring crops such as early potatoes and carrots as well as summer crops such as tomatoes,basil and peppers. We will have a look at sowing times, choosing suitable vegetable varieties and their growing needs and tunnel maintenance. Other topics covered: Creating fertile soil with the help of composting and using green manures and pest and disease management.plytunnel pic

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