When things are slow during the colder months it's hard to know what's available and what the best preparation strategies are to plan for spring. Our resident garden guru, Jon Kingston will divulge some important tips to fostering a healthy winter garden. Ensuring it's at its prime for spring herbs, fruit and veg no matter what size or shape your space may come in.
Winter offers some tasty morsels. Think broccoli, kale, cabbage and kohlrabi. You'll learn about what vegetables and herbs are at their best during the season and how to cultivate and look after them so they flourish to their potential.
You will then move onto practical tips of how to plan for and plant at the right time for your spring crops. Unlike many assumptions, spring is a funny kind of limbo season so it is important that you are aware of when to plant particular seeds or seedlings in order for you to have a bountiful harvest of crops such as broad beans, peas and fennel!
Provided: A seedling to take home and nurture.
Bring: A notepad + pen + hat.
Teacher: Jon Kingston studied horticultural science (B.Hort Sci) at UWS Hawkesbury and has worked in garden design, bush regeneration, vegetable gardens, horticulture retail and production for 25 years. During this time he has partaken in the design and delivery of over 10 community and/or edible garden projects including the James Street Community Garden in Redfern, The Wayside Chapel's gardens in Bondi Beach and Kings Cross, kitchen and cocktail gardens for numerous restaurants, a handful of new gardens for City West Housing and a range of private backyards and balconies. He specialises in ecological design, organic food production systems, and bush land restoration.