AVAILABLE THROUGH: Bicton College | LEARNING AREAS: Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture COURSES

Know your soil

Bicton College Bicton LEVEL: No Qualification Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

Good soil is vital to the healthy growth of your plants. If you have a knowledge of how the soil and plants interact then it is possible to improve the growth of your plants.  This course will give you an introduction into a range of soil characteristics and an opportunity to test some of these including the texture, pH, organic matter content and the nutrient values.


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Ideal if:

This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in growing fruit and vegetables.  Also for new gardeners or those working in the industry wishing to know more about the soil.

You’ll need:

There are no entry requirements for this course.


You’ll learn:

You will learn about a range of soil characteristics. How to test accurately for pH, texture, and other soil characteristics. Once these have been established, you will learn how to manage your soil accordingly.



This is a one day practical course in the Bicton College walled garden and soil lab, testing at a range of soil types and identifying how to manage them.



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