Compost and feeding - Masterclass online from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Masterclass online – Compost and feeding

Join horticultural expert David Hurrion for our online Masterclass on Friday 7 August, 2020.

Are you confused by the different types of compost and plant food available? Join our online Masterclass, Compost and Feeding, on Friday 7 August, 2020 at noon. During the one-hour session you’ll find out how to choose the most suitable growing media for your plants and how best to feed them. Tickets cost just £10.


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What’s in the Masterclass

Join our Associate Editor David Hurrion for a Masterclass on choosing the right growing media and plant feeds. This hour-long Masterclass Online (with extra time for questions) will cover the following topics:

Soil and organic matter

  • The basics of growing media – what do soil and compost provide for plants?
  • The difference between soil and compost
  • Plant plumbing and water movement through the soil
  • Components of soil
  • Organic matter – types and benefits
  • Home composting – three basic types
  • Ideal conditions for composting and how long it takes

Plants and feeding

  • Major and minor plant nutrients, and their benefits
  • Which soils can be deficient in nutrients?
  • Visible symptoms of nutrient deficiency
  • The various sources of nutrients – fertilisers, organic matter; organic vs synthetic fertilisers; simple (straight) fertilisers and compounds fertilisers
  • Feeding dos and don’ts

Plus, videos covering:

  • The basics of good composting
  • Structures for making compost
  • Making leaf mould
  • Basic types of fertiliser
  • Practical ways of preparing and applying fertilisers

Your Masterclass host

Associate editor David Hurrion shares his gardening expertise
Associate editor David Hurrion shares his gardening expertise

Led by expert tutor, our Associate Editor, David Hurrion, he will share his years of gardening experience, and answer your plant propagation questions in a live Q&A session. David has led many live masterclasses for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and, for the first time, he is bringing his skills to you online, so you can learn from him from the comfort of your own home.

David was knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. I learnt so much, and it was fun and informative
Participant on a previous live Masterclass with David Hurrion

Your Masterclass itinerary

Friday 7 August, 2020 at noon (British Summer Time)

Presentation Horticultural expert David Hurrion will lead a one-hour online presentation

Q&A David will invite your questions for a live Q&A session after the Masterclass presentation

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To book your place on our Compost and Feeding Masterclass costs just £10.

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Please note: if you have any difficulty booking please drop us a line.

Get more advice from David

To get a taster of the Masterclass and get more information and advice from David Hurrion check out our weekly video series, Ask David, in which he answers your gardening questions.