Home Vegetable Growing Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks



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This course is recommended with Home Fruit Growing and/or Home Propagation to get the most out of your garden.

Why study this Home Vegetable Growing course?

Nothing compares to the satisfaction of growing and cooking with your own fresh vegetables. Studying Home Vegetable Growing online with Careerline will help you to plan, establish, and maintain your own home vegetable garden. You’ll develop vital skills that will help you to give your vegetable garden the best chance of success.

Whether you hope to upskill, become a more skilled hobbyist, or get a head start on future studies, studying with Careerline will have a positive impact on your future. The Home Vegetable Growing course will help professionals in many fields to advance in their careers, while helping home gardeners improve their gardening skills. Your new knowledge will help you to be well-informed and prepared as you design, create, and maintain your vegetable garden.

It is recommended, but not compulsory, that this course is studied alongside the Home Fruit Growing or Home Propagation courses. The content of these courses complements the skills you will learn in the Home Vegetable Growing course, so you will have success when growing all kinds of edible and non-edible plants in your garden.

What will you learn?

Careerline’s online Home Vegetable Growing course will introduce you to several methods of growing your own vegetables. You will learn how to cultivate and plant your first vegetables, and how to select the right vegetables for your needs. In addition, you will develop an understanding of controlling and treating pests, weeds, and disease in your vegetable crop.

During your studies, you will learn how to grow a variety of common and lesser known vegetables, as well as herbs. You will study growing methods like hydroponics and greenhouse growing that will help you grow your favorite vegetables even when they are out of season. Home Vegetable Growing students also learn about garden irrigation and watering.

Finally, students learn how to correctly harvest and store vegetables using methods including bottling, pickling, freezing, blanching, and making chutneys and sauces.

Who is this online Home Vegetable Growing course for?

Careerline’s online Home Vegetable Growing course is designed for home gardeners who want to learn more about growing their own vegetables. Gardeners of all levels of experience will learn something new from this course. In addition, educators, garden retail professionals, landscapers, nutritionists, and other horticultural professionals will benefit from studying Home Vegetable Growing. Your new skillset will help you to provide higher quality services to your clients and customers.

This course is also designed for anyone interested in pursuing further studies in horticulture, plant science, food science, nutrition, landscaping, or gardening. You will be introduced to concepts covered in vocational and university courses, so you will feel prepared and confident as you continue your academic and professional journey.

Course Aims:

  • Compile a resource file of organisations related to home vegetable growing
  • Compile reviews of sixteen different vegetables suitable for growing at home
  • Carry out basic soil tests on two different soils
  • Obtain or make up a propagating mix
  • Make a vegetable garden
  • Identify weed species in a vegetable garden and suggest control methods
  • Make notes about pests and diseases in a home vegetable garden
  • Contact several chemical suppliers and obtain brochures or technical information sheets on weedicides and pesticides appropriate for use on vegetable crops
  • Contact a few greenhouse companies and obtain both literature and current prices
  • Either write to or visit a company (or companies) which supply irrigation equipment.
  • Obtain catalogues, brochures, etc
  • Try drying, bottling or freezing a vegetable you have not preserved before.
  • List 20 different vegetables with information about their culture and harvest



Your Tutor

Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara Tremain

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design.