Gardening is a satisfying and rewarding activity. Not only does it allow you to have a connection to the earth. It also enables you to grow and cultivate something that delights all your senses, attracts wildlife, and gives you the opportunity to generate income.
Gardening is not a difficult pursuit to master, either. People have been growing vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers in their own backyards for thousands of years. And you can do it as well with a little help and basic knowledge from our Gardening Flowers and Vegetables course.
This course of study can give you a solid grounding in growing flowers and vegetables, specifically in containers. From planning your container garden to choosing the best containers and soil mix to controlling diseases and pests and everything in between, this course is packed with useful information to help you start digging and playing with dirt and turn gardening into a lifelong hobby.
The primary objectives of the growing flower and vegetables course are to: (a) familiarise you with container gardening; (b) help you realise the benefits of growing your own food; (c) enable you to effectively plan your own container garden; (d) give you guidance on growing certain plants in containers; and (e) build your knowledge on the basics of plant care, including watering, feeding, supporting, and protection against diseases and pests.
With emphasis on introducing the beauty of gardening, this module tackles various benefits of growing your own food. Not only does this lesson a great means to produce fresh greens and vegetables but also a fun, stress-relieving way of decorating your own house.
Every task needs to be planned accordingly to produce positive, desirable results. In this module, you will be introduced to the preparation phase of container gardening. From setting your budget to choosing the best containers, you’ll come to know every detail there is to create a successful container garden.
With the wide array of containers available in the market nowadays, one can easily pick the wrong one. Acquire guidance in choosing the right container for your plant through this module as we lay the pros and cons of widely used and marketed container materials.
This module will walk you through the effect of soil pH to plants, as well as the ways to correct bad soil composition. The makeup of ideal and beneficial soil mix is also presented to help you create and provide only the best for your plants.
Discover what plants grow well in containers in this interactive unit. Learn which varieties are not suitable to grow in pots and get DIY tips for starting your own container garden. Get expert insights on the pros and cons on transplanting and seed germination and see which approach is good to use to easily grow plants in your garden.
Learn to enliven dull spaces with colorful flowers and bulbs. This interesting unit will teach you how to grow flowers and bulbs as container plants and how to properly care for them. This module also covers effective and hassle-free way to grow herbs and salad greens in containers.
This unit takes you to the wild green world of growing potatoes, cucumbers, squash and more! You will learn which popular crops can grow just fine in containers and those that are not suited for container growing. You’ll get acquainted with the many wonders of home-grown plants and how they add to the aesthetic beauty of the garden spaces.
Learn how to grow citrus trees successfully in cooler climates. Be informed of the proper handling of different citrus varieties and familiarize yourself with the specific needs and requirements of growing fruits in containers.
To help your plants last longer, it is essential to understand and attend to their needs. In a nutshell, this module covers the information that will guide you through proper maintenance of your container garden, from the basics of feeding and watering to supporting and protecting your plants.
Just because you are growing plants in containers doesn’t mean they aren’t vulnerable against diseases and pests. In this module you’ll learn about the common risks container plants are exposed to and the precautions you can take to protect them from such risks. You’ll also receive tips on proper plant care during winter.
Gardening can take many forms and styles. In this module you will learn more about different gardening concepts, including their benefits and requirements and how they can be setup. You will also find useful hints on how to make the most of each gardening concept discussed in this module.
Although container gardens encounter lesser troubles compared to regular gardens, you should never be too complacent. After all, small problems can turn into serious ones when left unchecked. This module will give you insights on common container gardening mistakes and provide measures on how they can be avoided.