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Growing Annuals

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Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryCorrespondence
Course REF: BHT115

Growing Annuals Outline

Become an expert with Herbaceous Annual Flowering Plants. Learn to identify and cultivate annual flowers, for bedding displays, potted colour or cut flowers.

Annuals are a valuable horticultural crop grown commercially as cut flowers, as seedlings or as advanced pots of colour.  With careful choice,  versatile annuals can deliver year round colour in the home garden. They work to fill gaps between perennials, they can be used to disguise the messy foliage of bulbs as they seasonally die-off,  and they can help to keep gardens or parks in the peak of perfection. This eight lesson course reveals the secrets of how to identify annual species,  what to grow and when to grow each variety. It covers soil improvement,  pest control, irrigation, propagation, greenhouse growing, hydroponics and much more. It is equally as useful to the home gardener and to the professional gardener as to those intending to grow annuals commercially.


Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Review of the system of plant identification, physiology, information sources
  2. Culture
    • Planting, staking, mulching, watering, feeding, pruning, etc
  3. Propagation
    • Methods of propagating annuals.
  4. Propagation of selected varieties of annuals.
  5. Hydroponics.
  6. Pest & Disease
  7. Irrigation
  8. Greenhouse Management.
  9. Harvest, Post Harvest & Quality.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Discuss the classification of annual flowering plants through the plant naming system.
  • Discuss culture requirements of annuals.
  • Propagate annuals.
  • Explain methods of hydroponic culture in relation to annuals
  • Identify pest and diseases of annuals
  • Describe various types of irrigation systems and the water requirements of annuals.
  • Describe various greenhouses and related equipment available.
  • Determine procedures for the handling of annuals during and after harvest.
  • Design annual flower beds.

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Growing Annuals

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryCorrespondence
Course REF: BHT115