Welcome! This course is aimed at beginner and intermediate gardening enthusiasts.
Even if do not have enough space for a garden, all the Soft fruits mentioned here can also be grown in pots - so no excuse not to enjoy great homegrown fruit!
In putting this course together, I have tried to structure it in a way that provides simple step-by-step guides for growing your own delicious organic Soft Fruits.
The aim is to make growing easy and accessible to all. Part of the fun of developing 'green fingers' is simply having a go, with the added satisfaction of tasting fruit from plants you have nurtured.
As the great chef Gino D'Acampo passionately believes, the goal should be "Minimum effort, maximum satisfaction!"
To that end, this course covers the following 8 different types of Soft Fruits:
2). Blackberries, Loganberries and Tayberries
7). Redcurrants and Whitecurrants
Where possible, my approach is to promote organic growing methods. Once you've tasted the flavour and nutritional health benefits of your own organic soft fruits, you'll never want to buy them in the shops again!
Some background about the author:
Brian Matthews has been a professional gardener with over 20 years gardening experience, for both public and private clients. He is a graduate of the Irish National Botanic Gardens & also hold RHS certification. In more recent times, he has been teaching part-time as a Horticultural tutor for the last 4 years on accredited courses run in public schools. He loves gardening and occasionally giving himself a shock by attempting to have a random swim in the Irish Sea.