Everything you need to know about starting a veggie patch and how you can grow your own bountiful harvest of fresh, great tasting, problem-free, seasonal veggies at your back door. This course has 6 hours of instructional videos.
Welcome to your new course!!
Meet your teacher
How to use this course
Download your BONUS Growing Guides
Before we begin...
Plan your garden first
1.1. What exactly is Organic Gardening?
1.2. The 5 biggest mistakes to avoid
1.3. Location, location, location
1.4. Selecting garden beds and containers
Exercise: Draw your garden
Let's get started
2.1. Soil fertility
2.2. How to do a soil pH test
Exercise: Test your soil
2.3. Choosing potting mixes
2.4. Make Your Own Potting Mixes
2.5. How to make a no-dig garden
2.6. Renewing an existing patch
Filling your garden with plants
3.1. Seasonal planting
3.2. How to sow seeds
3.3 How to make your own paper seedling pots
3.4. Planting out
3.5. Companion planting
Exercise: Keep a record of what you've planted
Quiz: what have you learnt so far?
Maintaining healthy plants
4.1. Watering your garden
4.2. Liquid feeding in the garden
4.4. How to turn and harvest your compost
4.5. How to set up a worm farm
Quiz: Keeping your garden growing
Is it really a problem?
5.1. Crop Rotation
5.2. Natural pest control
5.6. Fruit Fly
5.7. Leaf spot
5.8. Powdery mildew
5.9. Snails & slugs
The harvest "high"
6.2. Leaf & stem crops
6.3. Potatoes & other root crops
Congrats! Here's what's next...
More resources for you
Before you go...
Fact sheets for you to download
Print your Garden Journal
Your BONUS Growing Guides for 30 different veggies
Known as The Veggie Lady (www.theveggielady.com), Toni Salter has a passion to see organic gardening principles adopted by everyone, encouraging people to grow organic produce everywhere, whether it’s in their backyard, hospital rehabilitation, aged care facility or day centre for people with disabilities or mental health conditions.
Toni is a qualified Horticulturist and Recreation Activity Officer and has been teaching popular community education classes on organic gardening through local councils for the last 20 years. She runs therapeutic gardening programs, developing sensory gardens through community health services and provided training on social and therapeutic gardening for staff, carers and volunteers. Toni is also a regular guest on local ABC Radio Sydney gardening show with Simon Marnie.