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Naturally Good Spring Vegies Workshops

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Naturally Good Spring Vegies Workshops

Time: August 29, 2010 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Mt Cootha Botanic gardens
Event Type: garden, workshops, vegetable, gardens
Organized By: Linda Brennan
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2010

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These inspirational workshops are loved so much, people usually come back for others too. You'll learn everything you need to start and grow your own crisp and healthy vegetables at home. (Book for a whole series) $65 each or $185 for 3. All held at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

Starting Your Healthy Vegie Patch.
Sun 29 Aug 9-12
We find out about organic gardening principles; soil improvement and design principles, for easy vegie gardens. We will be preparing the beds for planting.

Planting Your Vegie Patch.
Sun 12 Sept 9-12
We investigate the best foods to grow in hot and steamy weather and plant these out in our prepared beds. Learn how to grow from seed, root and seedlings.

Harvesting and Caring for Your Vegies.
Sun 19 Sept 9-12
We explore how and when to harvest your bumper crop. To keep those pests and diseases at bay, we will also check out natural and organic pest control methods.

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