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ems GARDEN CRAFT  
 
 
Language : English
 
Duration : 2 Months
 
Time: Sat : 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm , Sun : 10 am to 1 pm
 
Fees :6500/-
 
Venue: University of Mumbai,Kalina, Mumbai - 400 098.
 
Next Batch: 9th Feb 2013
 
Index

 

 
Understanding plants & their needs
 
Basic functions of plant parts, understanding needs of plants Selecting locations for different type for trees, shrubs, creepers, potted/ground plants, Seasonal/perennial plants, Forcing plants to bloom.
 
Preparations for planting
 
Soil types, Implements, Watering methods Filling pots/poly bags, making ground beds Direct/transplanting/broadcasting methods of sowing seeds.
 
Manures, Composts, Fertilizers
 
Organic manures: Farmyard manure, compost, green manure, Fish/bone meal, oil cakes Chemical fertilizer : Simple & compound fertilizers, Foliar fertilizers, micro nutrients.
 
Trees & Shrubs
 
Trees/Shrubs suitable for different locations, flowering type, decorative foliage type
 
Creepers & Hedge plants
 
Types of creepers, ramblers, hedges for security, topiary
 
Hanging baskets & Orchids
 
Various types of hanging planters, filling up baskets, use of moss/coir, suitable plants. Making moss-sticks, Types of orchids, planting medium, humidity, special needs.
 
Plant propagation methods
 
Sexual/vegetative propagation, Vegetative propagation by cutting of branches, leaves & roots, air layering, Wedge grafting, side grafting, veneer grafting, inarching, budding
 
Bonsai
 
Bonsai types/styles, technique, suitable plants, containers, planting medium, Training/wiring
 
Roses & Vanilla
 
Different types of roses, potted/ground rose plants, Manure/fertilizer needs, pruning etc.
 
Kitchen garden & terrace garden
 
Seasonal/perennial vegetables, fruit plants Green spices, medicinal plants
 
Lawns, Seasonal flowers, Cacti & Succulents, Aquatic plants
 
Types of lawn grasses, other ground covers. Preparation & maintenance ofImportant seasonal flowers, care & needs
Easy growing cacti, succulent & aquatic plants, special care & needs
 
Insects, pests, diseases & weeds
 
Insect pests, their prevention & control, some beneficial insects, Common diseases, prevention & control, Weeds prevention & control
 
Indoor gardening
 
Suitable plants, their special needs, growing plants under artificial light Flowering/foliage plants, Bottle gardens, tray landscapes
 
VISIT
 
One Garden Visit and Two Nursery Visit
 
 
 
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