cut flower bulbs

This is a course designed for the flowering bulb enthusiast or the commercial bulb grower supplying the cut flower market.

There are ten lessons in this course with loads of practical skills to get you inspired and to get you growing!

You will learn the basics of horticultural management covering soil types, plant nutrition, pest and diseases. It also covers the various types of bulbs used for production and in the home garden.

This course is designed to develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of bulbs as cut flowers, in different situations.

It gives you an understanding of the plant families bulbs belong to, their cultural needs, how to prevent and treat pest and disease problems plus the basis of horticultural knowledge: soil types and plant nutritional needs.


Course content:

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Cut Flower Bulb Production
  2. Cultural Practices that effect the production of flowering bulbs, such as soils, nutrition, etc.
  3. Flower Initiation & Development. Consideration for the affects different cultural practices can have on flower production.
  4. Pest & Disease Control. Various pest and disease problems are over-viewed.
  5. Managing Yield, Greenhouse Culture. We look at the specific aspects of growing greenhouse crops.
  6. Management, Harvest & Post Harvest
  7. Gladiolus and Liliums
  8. Narcissus
  9. Iris
  10. Other Bulbs

As with all our courses, study notes are provided on a CD, in total involving approximately 100 hours of work. The course is divided into lessons with an assignment set at the end of each. These are sent to the Academy for marking and are returned to you with comments and suggestions.

You will be working with Course Director Colin Elliott, a professional horticulturist with many years experience of growing these crops in SW England.


To enrole on this course please use the Buy Now button below; to ask further questions please contact us.


Course cost: £ 320.00 (single payment)

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