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Grow your own leafy veg and herbs at home, A new course from Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens and Mark Ridsdill Smith have brought this incredible course online so you too can grow leafy veg and herbs at home. Mark shares his process, top tips, and techniques to help you grow your own vegetables and herbs from the comfort of your home, no matter how much space you have. See more about Mark’s new course here. 

This self-paced course features over 1 1⁄2 hours of premium tuition to show you the principles of container gardening, led by Mark Ridsdill Smith. In this introductory course, Mark will walk you through the simple steps for creating an abundant garden with just a few pots and a little know-how. Our online content is the equivalent learning to a half-day workshop at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, but it’s available to watch and rewatch as often as you like and wherever you want. The course also includes a kit of some useful tools and materials as well as Mark’s book, The Vertical Veg Guide to Container Gardening, shipped directly to your home. You can also purchase the course without the materials kit if you have what you need at home.

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If you choose to buy the course without the materials kit you will receive:

  • Students’ Facebook Group & Gallery: Interact with other learners in the course by asking questions, expressing your thoughts and inspirations, and sharing images of your work.
  • Notes: Keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content.
  • Interactive Activities: Test your knowledge of the material you have covered.
  • Video Lesson Running Time: 97 minutes
  • Courses can be accessed for 12 months from Purchase Date. After 12 months, your course is archived. If you wish to reinstate access to your course you can contact us for a further 12 months of access.
  • The videos in this course are available for you to watch via online streaming.

If you choose to buy the course with the materials kit, you will also receive:

  • Vertical Veg book
  • Slate plant markers
  • Chalk pen
  • A3 year planner
  • Seaweed meal
  • Garden snips

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The course covers a range of different sections including:

  • Introduction to the course and meet the tutor
  • Overview & Materials
  • Get growing with pea shoots
  • How to start your container garden
  • Attracting wildlife – make a basin pond
  • Growing herbs
  • More microgreens
  • Salad leaves
  • Runner beans
  • Developing your container growing

For more information, or to try the course, visit Kew Gardens Online Courses – Growing Abundant Herbs & Leafy Veg 

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