SALAD GROWING

Join Ashley Wheeler from Trill Farm Garden, to learn about the techniques and crop plans that enable the garden team to grow around 4 tonnes of salad each year.

Content will be dependant on the time of year, so in Spring it will focus on:

  • crop planning for outdoor salad growing through the summer
  • varieties for late spring and early summer
  • propagation
  • bed preparation
  • planting and direct sowing
  • weed control
  • pest and diseases
  • harvesting outdoors


The final course in autumn will be about:

  • crop planning for growing salad through the winter
  • bed preparation in tunnels
  • polytunnel growing
  • irrigation - indoors and outdoors
  • pests and diseases in polytunnels
  • harvesting winter salad
  • selling salad to restaurants


There will be some overlap over the two days, but for an in-depth oversight into how we produce salad all year round we recommend that you book on both courses.

This course is suitable for both experienced small scale salad growers as well as those who are thinking of starting a market garden and want to learn more about how to produce and sell salad all year.

Much of the course will be based outdoors. Suitable boots and waterproofs are required.

There is a 10% discount available to Landworkers' Alliance and CSA members, please contact us with details of your membership to receive the discount code.


One bursary ticket (half price) will also be offered to those who cannot afford the full ticket price. To apply for this please email ashley@trillfarm.co.uk with a little bit about yourself, what you would like to get from the course, and why you think you should be considered for the bursary.

 

Course Leader - Ashley Wheeler

Ashley has run Trill Farm Garden with his partner Kate for the last 10 years. Brought up on an organic smallholding, he learnt a huge amount from his parents who ran a box scheme in the 1990's. After his Horticulture degree at Reading University he and Kate came across the opportunity at Trill Farm to rent 2.5 acres to run their own market gardening business. They now sell salad and other vegetables and herbs to around 20 different restaurants, cafes and caterers almost all within 8 miles of the farm.

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£85.00
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Course times: 9:30am - 4:30pm.
Includes a delicious seasonal & organic lunch.

There is a 10% discount available to Landworkers' Alliance and CSA members, please contact us with details of your membership to receive the discount code.

One bursary ticket (half price) will also be offered to those who cannot afford the full ticket price. To apply for this please email ashley@trillfarm.co.uk with a little bit about yourself, what you would like to get from the course, and why you think you should be considered for the bursary.