Horticulture

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Year

Year 12

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Objectives:

To Identify plants; to establish and manage exterior plant displays, to manage plant propagation activities, to know how to grow crops outdoors and in protected environments, in school and commercially.


Year

Year 13

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

8: Plant Identification: Trees, Conifers, Deciduous and Evergreen Shrubs, Climbers, Herbaceous Plants – Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, Pests, Beneficial Organisms

9: Establish and  Manage Exterior Plant Displays

16: Manage Plant Propagation Activities

32: Undertake Horticultural Production Techniques Under Protection

 

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26 weeks

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9: Establish and  Manage Exterior Plant Displays:

Plan and establish annual and herbaceous borders – January to June

Plan and establish plants in containers  – September to June

Establish and maintain rose gardens  – September to June

Establish and maintain trees and shrubs – September to June

16: Manage Plant Propagation Activities:

Prepare propagation schedules – September/October

Practical vegetative propagation – September to December

Pelargonia, Lavandula, Buddleia, Cornus, Papaver, St Paulia, Jasmine

Practical propagation from seed – March to June

Collect, extract and treat seeds to overcome dormancy [Rosa, Sorbus, Solanum,  Acer, Lathyrus],

Grow indoors [Papaver, Cosmos, Helianthus, Lathyrus]

Grow outdoors [Carrot, Mange tout peas, brassicas]

Weaning and aftercare – May to June

Vegetative and seed propagated plants

Commercial seed production – September/October

32: Undertake Horticultural Production Techniques Under Protection:

Crop production planning – September/October

Container crop production – September to June

Crops in the ground production – September to June

Harvesting, grading, storing and marketing – May/June

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