Plant Propagation Course

Plant Propagation Course

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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 Outcomes

At the completion of this plant propagation course you should be able to:

  1. Harvest and store seeds efficiently.
  2. Identify different seed types.
  3. Understand the preferred means of germination of various types of seed.
  4. Recognise which plants may be propagated by soft-wood, semi-hardwood or hardwood cuttings and apply the most effective techniques.
  5. Know the optimum time of year to achieve propagation success.
  6. Reproduce plants from leaf, stem and root cuttings.
  7. Create and cultivate bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes.
  8. Explore the reasons for budding and grafting plants.
  9. Implement the principles of budding and grafting.
  10. Use equipment suitable for plant propagation.

Course Content

The following content will be covered in this plant propagation course:

Introduction

  • Overview
  • Reasons for propagation
  • Materials/equipment
  • Benefits

Seeds

  • Types
  • Collection
  • Storage
  • Environmental conditions
  • Germination

Division

  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Soft-wood Cuttings

  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Semi-hardwood Cuttings

  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Hardwood Cuttings

  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Leaf Cuttings

  • Types
  • Suitable Plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Stem Cuttings

  • Types
  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Root Cuttings

  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Bulbs

  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Corms

  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Tubers

  • Types
  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Rhizomes

  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Layering

  • Reasons
  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Air layering

  • Reasons
  • Suitable plants
  • Method/Demonstration

Grafting

  • Reasons
  • Types
  • Method/Demonstration

Budding

  • Reasons
  • Types
  • Method/Demonstration

Tissue culture

  • Reasons
  • Method
  • Laboratory

Conclusion

  • Course review

Intended Audience

This plant propagation course would be suitable for anyone interested in discovering the many benefits of producing new plants.

Delivery Style

This 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.

Judith Sleijpen graduated from Ryde School of Horticulture with distinction in Urban Horticulture and gained experience in the retail nursery industry for several years.

As a Member of the Horticultural Media Association, Judith writes a monthly gardening column for Peninsula Living and Northshore Living. She has also published articles in Landscape Contractor and Manager, Better Homes and Gardens, Gardens and Outdoor Living and The Garden Gurus.

Passionate about garden design, plants and bees, Judith is a Member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a former member of the Sydney Executive Committee of Open Gardens Australia and the Speakers' Bureau of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Judith now conducts her garden design and horticultural consultancy business, Gardens, Balconies and Beyond.

Discounts

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Available for alumni, concession cardholders, seniors, staff and students.

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