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Garden Essentials: Drip Irrigation & Container Crops

by Garden Tribe
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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a container planting guide, crop lists, irrigation planning and shopping worksheets and a watering guide
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Class Overview

Want to learn how to grow plants efficiently? Expert Colin McCrate will show you the ins and outs of installing your own drip irrigation system for any size garden. Johanna Silver will then show you how to grow crops in containers. No space is too small for these harvestable crops. You’ll promote healthier plants while saving time, water and money!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Drip Irrigation: Tools & Supplies
Colin McCrate starts the first half of class with a brief introduction to drip irrigation. He'll go over a variety of components, including the backflow preventer, Y-valve, battery-operated timer, pressure regulator and filter, plus the different kinds of header tubing and drip irrigation lines.
2. Drip Irrigation: Setting Up Drip Irrigation
3. Drip Irrigation: Drip Irrigation for Containers
4. Drip Irrigation: Drip Irrigation for Trees & Shrubs
5. Container Crops: Container Basics
6. Container Crops: Herbs Three Ways
7. Container Crops: Cool-Season Vegetables
8. Container Crops: Instant Salad
9. Container Crops: Tomatoes
10. Container Crops: Growing Fruit

Recommended with this class

  • Standard gardening supplies
  • Drip irrigation supplies

Taught by

Johanna Silver & Colin McCrate
Johanna Silver & Colin McCrate
Johanna Silver is Sunset Magazine’s senior editor and author of "The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden"; Colin McCrate is founder/co-owner of Seattle Urban Farm Co. and co-author of "Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard."

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