Grow Organic Veggies From Seed


Grow your own amazing crop of healthy organic veggies from seed this season.

In this workshop Nicki teaches the fundamentals of propagation so that you can raise your own fruit and veggies from seed or cuttings. Focusing on what can be planted at this time of year, she gives her usual invaluable tips and techniques including planting by the moon, potting on and seasonality.

This is a fun and interactive workshop where you get hands on experience in the glasshouse, learning how to get your own seedlings started from scratch to ensure your veggie garden is bursting at the seams this season. 

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09:30 - 12:30



9.30am arrival. Start the day by meeting Nicki and our other attendees and share introductions over a tea or coffee with tasty treats provide by The Falls Retreat kitchen

10am – 11am Gather around in the rustic Bistro Barn to hear Nicki’s advice on how to grow seedlings. She will cover all the fundamentals of propagation, including ideas for growing under cover if you don’t have a glasshouse. She will teach you how to grow nutrient dense healthy veggies from seed with tips on planting by the moon, how to handle seedlings, hardening off and seasonality.

11am – 11.30am Head into the Falls Retreat glass house for an interactive session – here you get to see behind the scenes and have a hands on experience with planting seedlings.

11.30am  –Lunch which consists of delicious wood fired pizzas and fresh salads using produce harvested from the gardens, plus a drink to accompany your meal. Nicki joins for you for lunch so this is your opportunity to pick her brains and ask questions which apply to your own garden.

Timing is approximate and course content may be subject to change.

What’s included:

  • Morning tea on arrival – delicious nibbles from Bistro kitchen served with your choice of Rocket coffee and TeeTotal loose leaf tea

  • Interactive session in the garden

  • Light lunch - gourmet wood fired pizzas and salads shared in our rustic barn. Includes glass of house wine, house beer or home made soda

  • Take Home notes

What to bring:

Gum boots or suitable footwear and raincoat in case of inclement weather


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