Plant Nutrition and Composting

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey that will take your plant care skills to new heights? Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a budding gardener, this course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and techniques to create a thriving garden filled with healthy, vibrant plants.

Course Overview

Module 1: Introduction to Plant Nutrition and Composting

In this module, we lay the foundation for your plant care journey. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the vital role plant nutrition plays in the growth and development of your plants. Explore the principles of composting and discover how it can enhance soil fertility and provide essential nutrients to support your plant’s overall health.

Module 2: Plant Nutrients – What Are They and What Do They Do?

Delve into the world of plant nutrients and uncover their significance for healthy plant growth. Learn about the essential macronutrients and micronutrients that plants require, their functions within the plant, and the signs of nutrient deficiencies and excesses. Equip yourself with the knowledge to diagnose and address nutrient-related issues effectively.

Module 3: Organic Matter and Fertilizers

Explore the wonders of organic matter and fertilizers in this module. Understand the importance of incorporating organic matter into your soil and the benefits it brings to your plants. Discover different types of organic matter and learn how to harness their unique properties to improve soil structure, enhance water retention, and promote nutrient availability.

Module 4: Soil Organic Matter

In this module, we delve deep into the world beneath our feet. Discover the immense benefits of soil organic matter and how it serves as a powerhouse of nutrients and moisture retention for your plants. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to enhance soil fertility and structure through organic matter management.

Module 5: Benefits of Adding Organic Matter

Learn why organic matter is the key to unlocking the full potential of your soil. Explore how adding organic matter improves soil structure, promotes beneficial microbial activity, enhances water-holding capacity, and creates a nurturing environment for plant roots. Uncover the science behind healthy soil and its direct impact on plant health.

Module 6: Different Types of Organic Matter

Dive into the fascinating world of organic materials. From kitchen scraps to leaf mold, explore a wide range of organic matter options and understand their unique benefits and applications. Discover which types of organic matter work best for different plants and soil types, allowing you to make informed choices when nourishing your garden.

Module 7: Green Manure

Unleash the power of green manure crops and witness the magic they bring to your garden. Learn how to incorporate green manure into your gardening practices to improve soil quality, increase organic matter content, and enhance nutrient availability. Explore various green manure species and their specific benefits for your soil ecosystem.

Module 8: Making Homemade Compost

Transform waste into black gold with the art of homemade composting. Master the techniques of creating nutrient-rich compost using kitchen scraps, garden waste, and other organic materials. Discover the secrets to accelerate the composting process, troubleshoot common challenges, and produce compost that will supercharge your plant growth.

Module 9: Making Homemade Fertilizers

Unleash your inner alchemist as you delve into the world of homemade fertilizers. Learn how to create custom-made fertilizers from everyday ingredients, harnessing the power of organic and natural components. From compost tea to botanical concoctions, explore techniques to provide your plants with targeted nutrition and support their overall health.

The course material is a mixture of videos, activities and some written information. You’ll also be able to grab the video transcripts if you prefer to read or require an accessible option. Our videos have the option to include auto-generated closed captions if you wish to watch and read at the same time.

Are you ready to witness your plants thrive like never before? Join our Plant Nutrition and Composting Online Course and gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create a flourishing garden that will leave everyone green with envy. Click the link below to start your journey to gardening greatness!



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  • Welcome and getting started
    • Welcome!
    • How to use this course
    • Resources and equipment
  • Plant nutrition and composting
    • Intro to plant nutrition and composting
    • Plant nutrients – what are they and what do they do?
    • Organic matter and fertilisers
    • Soil Organic Matter
    • Benefits of Adding Organic Matter
    • Different Types of Organic Matter
    • Green Manure
    • Making Homemade Compost
    • Making Homemade Fertilizers
Ash Ash

Plant Nutrition and Composting