Tucker Patch workshop growing winter vegetable, Fri 23 Mar 2018

Tucker Patch Winter Vegie Growing Workshop: Fri 23 Mar 2018

Don’t let your vegetable plot stand empty and neglected over winter. There are loads of delicious winter vegetables you can grow throughout the coldest months. Just think of all those tasty and nutritious soups, stews, casseroles and roasts you can cook with your very own fresh vegetables straight from the garden!

Most winter vegetable plants are fully hardy and cope well with the cold winter weather, and if hard frosts threaten then you can always throw some extra protection around them. And most can be planted or sown directly outdoors to ensure that your winter vegetable garden is fully stocked.

This short course will presented by trained horticulturalist Marnie Johnson and will teach you all you need to know about how to grow winter veg in cool to temperate zones, including soil preparation, nutrition needs, pest and disease control and protection from the elements. It will cover the top 12 winter veg including: Beetroot; Broad Beans; Cabbage; Carrots; Cauliflower; Chinese Broccoli and Cabbage; English Spinach; Leeks; Onions; Potatoes; Silverbeet and Turnips – and if time permits will look at more!

WHERE: The Tucker Patch, 62 Cemetery Rd Gloucester

WHEN: Friday 23 March 2018, 1.30pm to 3.00pm

COST: $25 (Tucker Patch members $15), book at the Tucker Patch Friday Farmgate by 16 Mar.

CONTACT: More details at www.tuckerpatch.com.au  or call 0484 001 390 or  info@gloucesterfoodhub.org