Polytunnel Growing: Summer

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Date: Saturday, 14/7/2018

Time: 10.00 – 16.30

Cost € 60, Lunch included

Tutor: Selvi Iyilikci

On this day, we will look at how to grow and maintain the summer crops which can be found in a variety of tunnels in The Hollies. Vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, sweetcorn and basil have special growing requirements.

Topics covered will be watering techniques, pruning, ventilation, soil fertility and making liquid feeds. We will also look at getting the tunnels ready for the autumn/winter season. We will demonstrate what types of vegetables and varieties are suitable for growing over the winter period. Ongoing maintenance on some of the summer crops will be discussed and investigated. We will also cover other methods of protected cropping such as cold frames and cloche.

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