This is an in-depth course on the Koanga Institute best practice Bed Preparation and Planting.
First we’ll show you our small range of essential high quality tools and all the other key things we need in the garden before we begin.
We’ll then take you through all the steps involved in the process of efficiently and effectively preparing your garden beds to achieve optimum results in terms of soil conditions and plant health, for the least amount of energy and resource input.
You will learn many techniques around bed preparation and planting that when put together and practiced become an art that is beautiful to enact and behold.
You will be creating a tailored and perfect space to grow amazing food!
Alongside these essential learnings for success you will learn simple and highly effective techniques that use the natural weight of your body without putting unnecessary strain on the sensitive areas that are prone to damage like your back.
This course is an essential part of the Koanga Gardening online Masterclass Series and integrates much of what’s been learned in other courses such as “Garden Planning” and “Growing Great Seedlings”.
This workshop comes with a master tool list, the Koanga garden planner master chart, designs and information to build tools and seedling protection cages and links to further resources.
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This course can be easily achieved by any age group including those who may be older or those who think digging over garden beds might be a bit too tricky, proving you have the appropriate tools and a bit of will power.
This course is for people who are struggling with their soil and / or their techniques.
This course is also for people who want to get maximum production from a small space.
It’s also a great course introducing you to the best tools for this kind of gardening.
It’s for every level of home gardener, its also great for small scale commercial food producers.
This course is for both urban and country gardeners.
CLIMATE: The workshops are based around giving people an understanding of the principals of science and the laws of nature which can be applied in varying ways to any climate. In our videos we are specifically showing people how to apply these patterns in a temperate climate.
Episode 2 – Recommended Tools
Episode 3 – Laying out the Foundations
Episode 4 – Option 1 – Bed Prep Using Double Digging
Episode 5 – Option 2 – Bed Prep Using a Garden Fork and Rake
Episode 6 – Option 3 – Bed Prep Using the U Bar
Episode 7 – Working with the Garden Crew
Episode 8 – Preparing for Planting
Episode 9 – Planting Peas
Episode 10 – Planting Garlic & Onions & Potatoes
Episode 11 – Planting Carrots & Radish & Greens
Episode 12 – Green Manure Crops