19. October 2019 - 10:00 till 16:00
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Plant Propagation Course | Sydney Campus, Room to be advised | Saturday, 19. October 2019

Learn to create a vibrant, healthy garden with our Gardening & Horticulture courses in Sydney.Make your garden more productive with our Gardening & Horticulture courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.With the increases in the cost of living and the demand on disposable income, you can save (and potentially make) money by propagating plants. Plant propagation is the simple and inexpensive way of creating new plants from those you already have. Whether it’s by seed, division, cuttings, layering, budding or grafting, plant propagation is both satisfying and rewarding. This plant propagation course will teach you all you need to know about the various methods of propagation; the best techniques to propagate different plant species; the most favourable time of year to achieve success and the equipment you need. At the conclusion of this plant propagation course you will not only create new plants for yourself, family and friends but might also consider propagating plants for profit.Learning OutcomesAt the completion of this plant propagation course you should be able to:Harvest and store seeds efficiently.Identify different seed types.Understand the preferred means of germination of various types of seed.Recognise which plants may be propagated by soft-wood, semi-hardwood or hardwood cuttings and apply the most effective techniques.Know the optimum time of year to achieve propagation success.Reproduce plants from leaf, stem and root cuttings.Create and cultivate bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes.Explore the reasons for budding and grafting plants.Implement the principles of budding and grafting.Use equipment suitable for plant propagation.Course ContentThe following content will be covered in this plant propagation course:IntroductionOverviewReasons for propagationMaterials/equipmentBenefitsSeedsTypesCollectionStorageEnvironmental conditionsGerminationDivisionSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationSoft-wood CuttingsSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationSemi-hardwood CuttingsSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationHardwood CuttingsSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationLeaf CuttingsTypesSuitable PlantsMethod/DemonstrationStem CuttingsTypesSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationRoot CuttingsSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationBulbsSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationCormsSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationTubersTypesSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationRhizomesSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationLayeringReasonsSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationAir layeringReasonsSuitable plantsMethod/DemonstrationGraftingReasonsTypesMethod/DemonstrationBuddingReasonsTypesMethod/DemonstrationTissue cultureReasonsMethodLaboratoryConclusionCourse reviewIntended AudienceThis plant propagation course would be suitable for anyone interested in discovering the many benefits of producing new plants.Delivery StyleThis plant propagation course is conducted in an interactive classroom environment. Methods of propagation are discussed and demonstrated. To encourage students, cuttings to create new plants and comprehensive notes are provided.Alternative DatesAdditional instances of this course may be available and published on our website. See Plant Propagation Course for more information, or to join the waiting list and be advised when we schedule more.