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Seasonality and Timing: Environmental Gardening Influences (The Science of Edible Gardening Series)

July 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Science of Edible Gardening Workshop Kyneton Melbourne
Timing of garden related events is critical to successful gardening. We develop an understanding of how seasonality moderates your garden through the influence of:
• Weather and rainfall
• Pests and diseases
• Flowering and fruiting patterns
• Deciduous trees such as fruit trees
• Spring ephemeral bulbs
This workshop in the Science of Edible Gardening Series, provides the knowledge to plan the timing of planting, watering, pruning and pest control. We look at different methods of record keeping and how to use the information you capture, to be a better gardener. Look to nature for clues as to what to do and when to do it. Discover the secrets to growing that elusive Christmas tomato.
– Local and Annual Weather Patterns of Victoria
– Seasonal Influences in the Garden
– Planning your Veggie Patch Planting and Other Garden Activities
– Nature Based Indicators and Indigenous Calendars
– Gardening Diaries and Other Records
The class involves a combination of theory in a classroom setting, demonstrations and hands-on practical activities including:
• A tour of our 6-acre property to observe and discuss seasonal influences
• Sowing tomato seeds for spring planting
• Demonstration of our record keeping processes and how we use this data to become more efficient producers
By the end of the class you will have a greater understanding of the importance and influence of seasonality in the garden. You will have the skills and practical knowledge to start recording your observations and know how to use them to improve your gardening success.
What to Bring:
• Enthusiasm for learning
• Your lunch
• Water bottle
• Notebook and pen
• Closed toed, practical shoes (consider bringing gumboots)
• Appropriate Clothing as Kyneton can be cold and wet in winter

The Science of Edible Gardening Workshop Series

These events are being run as part of The Science of Edible Gardening Workshop Series from Leaf, Root & Fruit. The series has been designed to give you an overview of how plants grow and interact with the environment. This understanding makes decision making, planning and garden maintenance straightforward. Observation and understanding of natural ecosystems and phenomena can help you to be a more successful and fulfilled gardener.
Each workshop is based around a theme that will integrate into the entire series. There will be minimal repetition of content across each event, although certain important ideas will be revisited from time to time. We anticipate most attendees will complete the entire series. However, you can book in for each workshop individually to pick and choose the ones relevant to you.
The 8 Workshop Topics Are:
– Population Ecology: Pests and How to Control Them (Held each April)
– Reproductive Genetics: Seed Saving, Grafting and Pollination (Held each May)
– Plant Physiology: Pruning and Plant Manipulation (Held each June)
– Seasonality and Timing: Environmental Gardening Influences (Held each July)
– Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles: The Science of Compost (Held each August)
– Ecological Succession and Soil: Edible Forest Gardens and Weed Control (Held each September)
– Photosynthesis: Irrigation, Rainwater Tanks and Sunlight (Held each November)
See our dedicated web page for more information on The Science of Edible Gardening workshop series:…/
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July 8, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Leaf, Root & Fruit
0423 003 764
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Kyneton, Victoria
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