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Course Title: Herb Basics AHT108

Herb Basics AHT108

Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Learn to successfully cultivate herbs. Develop a solid grounding in herb growing and the herb industry. Half of the course deals with general herb culture, including identification, soils, mulching, feeding, watering, propagation, pest & disease control, harvest, storage, processing, companion planting, nursery management and herb farming. The remainder of the course involves detailed studies of major groups of herbs such as: mints, thymes, lavenders, scented geraniums, garlic, roses, artemisias and parsle.

Course Structure for Herb Basics AHT108

  1. Introduction to Herbs. Plant identification, plant names, general characteristics of herbs, the history of herbs, and herb resources (nurseries, seeds, clubs, etc)
  2. Herb Gardening. Planting, propagation, soils, plant nutrition, and container growing
  3. Companion Planting. Introduction to companion planting, herb garden design
  4. Growing Herbs to Harvest. Herb products, setting up a herb farm, making compost
  5. Herbs for Cooking. Herb crafts, herb ingredients, cooking with herbs
  6. Herbs for fragrance, health and beauty. Dyes, mordants, oils, other herb crafts

What you will be doing during Herb Basics AHT108

  • Collect and identify 30 different herb specimens
  • Learn the basics of plant identification
  • Make contact with herb farms to ask about their operation
  • Propagate herbs by cuttings
  • Prepare a soil suitable for growing herbs
  • Design and plant a herb garden
  • Visit retailers to investigate the types of herb products available
  • Prepare food containing herbs
  • Harvest and dry a herb correctly
  • Prepare one other type of herb product

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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