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Thursday RHS Level 2 Practices in growing Fruit & Vegetables

Thursday 15 March 2018 13:00

RHS-QUALIFICATIONS-MARK-RGBv1This is a unit of the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture and starts on Thursday 15 March 1-3.30pm 6 weekly sessions. The unit is also taught on a Tuesday starting 13 March


Course Overview

The course is taught through talks; demonstrations and a range of activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens (weather permitting).  Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the weather (i.e. waterproof jackets and wear suitable shoes). Also bring pen and paper.

The course will allow you to understand the methods and techniques of outdoor food production in a garden or allotment.

Week 1 - Importance and impacts of site selection for outdoor food production in a garden or allotment including ways of improving current sites.

Week 2 - Cultural operations; soil cultivations, bed systems, and no dig methods.

Week 3 - Cultural operations; advancing and extending the season, propagation methods.

Week 4 - Principles of production; watering, feeding, intercropping, rotations and harvesting.

Week 5 - Fruit; Production and harvesting of strawberries, currants, raspberries and other soft fruit.

Week 6 - Fruit; Production and harvesting of apples, pears, cherries and other top fruit.


The RHS Level 2 is taught at Ness on a rolling programme of eight units, each lasting 6 weeks. You can begin at the start of any unit and study as many unit as you like.

There are no formal entry requirements; although the course is aimed at gardeners with some experience or those who have completed some level 1 courses.

Find out more about the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture

Venue Details

Bulley Room & Gardens