Growing Winter Veggies

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In this one-day course learn everything you need to know to plant and grow a productive winter vegetable garden.


This one day workshop will teach you all you need to know to plant and grow a productive winter vegetable garden. Through a combination of theory, discussion and hands-on activity participants will:

  • gain knowledge about the importance of preparing soil before planting
  • learn about basic PH testing, adding soil conditioners, amendments and fertilisers
  • learn how to grow and maintain winter veggies, including protecting plants from pest and disease during the growing season
  • create a seed raising mix, sow seeds, prick out seedlings and plant or pot them up

All participants will take home a seed punnet with seeds or seedlings and the skills required to nurture them to harvest. 

What to bring

Gardening Gloves
Covered shoes


This workshop is open to people aged 15 years and over. No previous gardening knowledge required. 


Date, time and location

Date: Saturday 28 May

Time: 9:30am- 3:00pm

location: Eltham Living & Learning Centre, 739 Main Rd, Eltham


Full fee: $75

Concession: $65

Learning Pathways

Following on from this course you might be interested in our 8-day Introduction to Horticulture or Urban Food Gardening courses. Please see our website for more details on these courses. 

How to enrol

Applications for enrolment can be processed using our online system.

Enrol now

If the course you are interested in is not listed, it may be booked out. Please contact us using the 'Enquire now' button above to find out about future courses.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.  


About the Tutor

Melissa Houselander is a qualified Horticulturist, with experience and passion for social and therapeutic horticulture, native gardens and tending her own orchard, large vegetable patch and keeping chickens.
Melissa is a local, and runs her own business providing horticultural services, sustainable landscape design and is a Tutor of Horticulture.