Plant Propagation Course

Plant Propagation Course

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It’s so easy to save money! Create new and interesting plants for your own garden or outdoor area. Give them to friends as presents or set up a market stall. Master the many different methods of plant propagation from seeds, cuttings, division, layering, grafting and more. You will find it most rewarding. Cuttings and comprehensive course notes are provided.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify various seeds and establish the preferred means of germination.
  • Distinguish and propagate plants from soft-wood, semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings.
  • Create plants from stem, root and leaf cuttings.
  • Produce plants by tip and air layering.
  • Grow and reproduce new plants from bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes.
  • Understand the principles of grafting and budding.

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.

About the instructor

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.

Course Features

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