Learn about growing techniques

How to set out your polytunnel for healthy crop rotation. Planting green manure, careful watering to avoid excess humidity, companion planting.

Learn about propagation

From sowing to seed saving, learn how to optimize your space

From tomato seed to seedling

It is nice to save your own tomato seeds but you have to make the best with them.

Prepare a nice seed compost by mixing 1 part horticultural sand, 1 part grit, 1 part old compost (at least one year old), 1 part light top soil. You can as well buy some good seed compost ( sowing : John Innes Compost) .

Fill a tray and sow your seeds.

Water well, cover with cling film.

You need 20 degrees celsius to germinate tomatoes.

It will take five to 12 days.

Three weeks after the germination you can start to plant the small seedlings into small modules.

They need around 15 degrees celsius.

Polytunnel course

 

 

See the season unfold in our garden

 

What is covered during the day

  • Plant production (propagator, plugs, pots, seedling and potting compost).
  • Herb drying (culinary and medicinal).
  • Inter cropping, companion planting, self seeding.
  • Winter storage (leeks, escarole).
  • Mimic a dry summer and use of comfrey fermented extract with compost.
  • Use of Water.
  • Grow the flowers.

 

I will share all my tips and growing and cooking and will respond to your question.

 

The cost of this course is 50 euro per person.

It is a half day course. It starts at 10h and finishes at 13h.

Small groups up to 7

You will get tea/ coffee on arrival and a tea break around 11h30.

We organise groups during the week as well

Ring me personally on 0871258002

or e-mail

tanguy@dunmorecountryschool.ie