Growing Vegetables

 

Part 1

In this session we talk about how to sow vegetable seeds and plant ready-to-go-out seedlings.

 

Part 2

In this session we talk about how to protect plants from birds and how to make plant support using our own coppiced products.

 

Weeding, earthing, mulching and watering

 

Early plant care

In this session we talk about weeding, earthing, mulching and watering your small plants. 

Practical gardening training notes - weeding, earthing, mulching and watering

 

Planting seeds in pots and modules

 

Sowing seeds

In this session we show how to plant seeds in small seed pots (or modules), and the method for separating them (pricking out) into larger pots once they have germinated. Small and larger seeds need different treatment to help them grow happy and healthy. 

Practical gardening training notes - sowing seeds in modules

 

Top tips! Harvesting your unusual and usual vegetables

 

Harvesting vegetables - Part 1

In this session we show how to harvest and use unusual and usual vegetables Watch the video for some top tips on chard, basil, spinach and more.

Harvesting vegetables - Part 2

In this session we talk about how to thin your growing veggies, and how to harvest and store onions.

The Four Beans - harvesting and top tips

 

Four beans

In this session we show four beans we've been growing at SLI, with some top tips on harvesting, cooking and how we can easily build the kinds of structures they like to climb up.  

Practical gardening training notes - All about beans

 

Bees at Marlpit Community Garden

 

Bees at Marlpit

Take a look inside one of the hives and learn more about the lovely bees that pollinate our fruit and vegetables at Marlpit. You're pretty much guaranteed to learn something you didn't know about our bees' social lives and how we can know they are healthy and happy.  

 

Growing from cuttings and saving tomato seeds

Cuttings and seeds

In this session we show how to take semi-ripe cuttings from your plants and how to dry and save seeds from your tastiest tomatoes so you can get a good crop in the next years. 

Growing from cuttings and saving tomato seeds - Notes

 
Find us
Sustainable Living Initiative
Marlpit Community Centre
Hellesdon Road
Norwich, 
NR6 5EG
Contact us
 
Phone: 01603 920570
Email: sustainable@grow-our-own.co.uk