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Vegetable growing for novices

Get the most from your plot with expert guidance from horticulturist and award-winning author Christine Lavelle. 5 April.

Event details

Thursday 5 April 2018, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Kew Gardens
Course Fee: £70 (£60 Concessions, Friends of Kew). Maximum capacity: 25 places.

About the course

Have you just acquired an allotment or vegetable patch and want to boost your vegetable growing skills?

This one-day workshop, run by Christine Lavelle, will introduce you to the most commonly grown vegetable crops and show you how best to cultivate them.

You’ll also learn about pests and diseases, crop rotation, fertilisers, green manures and composting – giving you the confidence to get the most from your plot.

About the tutor

Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford, UK, and an external examiner for the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

She trained at the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave School of Practical Gardening and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Christine was assistant Head Gardener at Levens Hall topiary gardens in Kendal and Hardy Ornamentals Team leader at Askham Bryan College in York. Her main areas of work are in organic growing and wildlife gardening.

Together, Christine and her husband Michael Lavelle won the Garden Media Guild Practical Book of the Year Award in 2003 and 2008 for their books Organic Gardening and How to Create a Wildlife Garden (both published by Lorenz Books).

How to book