Foundation Diploma in Herbs

Course CodeVHT067
Fee CodeFD
Duration (approx)1000 hours
QualificationFoundation Diploma

This is a unique and exceptional course that will raise your knowledge of herbs and opportunities to work with herbs, to a totally new level.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Foundation Diploma in Herbs.
 AROMATHERAPY VHT104 VHT104
 HERB CULTURE BHT114 BHT114
 CULINARY HERBS VHT242 VHT242
 GROWING LAVENDER BHT228 BHT228
 Medicinal Herbs SGH2
 PERMACULTURE SYSTEMS BHT201 BHT201
 SCENTED PLANTS BHT229 BHT229
 BUSH TUCKER PLANTS BHT328 BHT328
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 15 modules.
 BIOCHEMISTRY I - PLANTS BSC102 BSC102
 COTTAGE GARDEN DESIGN BHT110 BHT110
 EUCALYPTS VHT117 VHT117
 GROWING CARNATIONS VHT110 VHT110
 COMMERCIAL ORGANIC VEGETABLE GROWING VHT241 VHT241
 CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION BHT221 BHT221
 Cutting Propagation BHT221
 GREEN WALLS AND ROOFS BHT256 BHT256
 HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH II BHT241 BHT241
 HORTICULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BHT203 BHT203
 PROTECTED PLANT PRODUCTION - BHT223 BHT223
 SEED PROPAGATION BHT237 BHT237
 AGRONOMY BAG306
 HORTICULTURAL MARKETING BHT304 BHT304
 ORGANIC PLANT CULTURE BHT302 BHT302
 

Note that each module in the Foundation Diploma in Herbs is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Starting a Herb Garden

4 Golden Rules for the Beginner

Choose Herbs You Use

What will you eat or cook with? For most people that may be parsley, chives, garlic, mint, beyond those thyme, marjoram, basil and rosemary.

Choose what Grows for You

Most herbs grow don’t grow well all year wound. Some like it hot, others like it cool. Some need lots more light than others. Beginners should start with herbs that are in season and suit the conditions when you start your garden. You can always add others to your collection later; but there’s nothing more depressing than failing with the first herbs you ever try, and the way to avoid that is to leave the difficult ones until growing the easy ones is mastered.

Choose a Growing Method that Suits You

Herbs can be grown lots of different ways; small pots, large tubs, in your existing soil, in raised beds with imported soil, in hanging baskets, in no dig gardens, straw bale gardens or even hydroponics. They all work, but some techniques involve more attention to be successful. If your time and money are limited, your choices may be too.

Recognise Your Capabilities

Create a herb garden that is on a scale you can look after. Big gardens are great, but they can take regular and sometimes back breaking work to look after. A small collection of herb pots though might demand no more than a few hours of work a day.

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO PLAN AHEAD

Do you buy herb plants first, then try to work out where to plant them afterwards? You are not alone -most people do. That’s a bit like buying a truckload of building materials and then trying to work out how to use them to make your house. You wouldn’t do it for the house; so why do it for the garden.

If you want to save money, create the best garden, and eliminate waste; plan your herb garden first.

 



Check out our eBooks

Growing & Knowing LavenderWritten by John Mason, this ebook is 117 pages of wonderfully illustrated pages that explain the different lavenders, different names and growing conditions. This ebook also looks at uses for lavender in the garden, home and even business opportunities.
EucalyptsGrowing and Knowing Eucalypts 206 pages
Medicinal Herbs The majority of this ebook covers a thorough directory of medicinal herbs and looks at the herbs origin, appearance, culture, chemistry, the parts used, what the herb can be used for and the herb’s properties. The conclusion of this ebook helps you think about some different ideas for starting a business using medicinal herbs.
Bees, Beekeeping and HoneyLearn all about bees, from different types to their biology, how to keep bees, managing a hive, harvesting honey, landscaping for bees, and everything through to using honey and honey recipes.

 

 

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