We are delighted to share our exciting line up of speakers and topics for our Winter Zoom Talks 2022/2023. If you would like to join us, please go to the events page to book tickets (which are free). 

Once booked, you will receive an email notification to confirm your place. Instructions for joining the event on Zoom will be sent by email closer to the date of each talk. 

November 22nd – 7.30pm

David Metcalfe on Growing Large Exhibition Onions

David is one of the top growers of Large Exhibition Onions within the NVS and will give an illustrated talk and share his methods for growing for exhibition with success. Seeds are usually sown in December so its perfect timing for anyone wishing to try a different approach for the next season. 

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December 6th  – 7.30pm

Geoff Wilson on “Invading the root Zone”

Join us for what promises to be a very informative talk. The presentation is called ‘Invading the root zone’ – basically it is a visit to the soil and in particular the crucial area of soil for plant growth (Rhizosphere or root zone), and what exists there. The presentation poses the question that a more organic approach to gardening is better than the use of Chemicals?
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January 10th  – 7.30pm

Adrian Read on the Commercial Side of Growing

Adrian’s presentation will take you through the commercial side of growing with cross-referencing to the amateur side. Adrian talk will showcase his experience of working in a commercial nursery for the past six years .

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January 24th  – 7.30pm

Simon Smith on Growing Parsnips for Exhibition

Join us for what promises to be a very informative and witty presentation on growing parsnips for exhibition. Simon who hails from Loughborough has been growing and exhibiting for a long time and is the current National champion with parsnips. Join us to hear how his journey has evolved and how he grows them.

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February 7th – 7.30pm

Ian Simpson on Growing and Showing Peas

Ian's presentation will take you through the full cycle of growing  & showing peas from  ground preparation, sowing, germination, growing, planting out, maintenance, show preparation then right through to saving seed for the next year.

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February 22nd  - 7.30pm

David Thornton on fertilisers for the Kitchen Garden

Join us for what promises to be a very informative talk from David Thornton on fertilisers for the Kitchen Garden. David is a long-standing member of the NVS and a very successful grower and exhibitor. 

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March 7th – 7.30pm

Mark Hall on Growing Beetroot

Mark is a master at growing beetroot and will share his years of success and knowledge with us. An Illustrated talk for anyone who wants to get better beetroot out of the ground and onto the show bench or kitchen table.

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Hopefully within the programme you will find something of benefit and that interests you. If you have any problems booking please don`t hesitate to contact us by email on [email protected]

We hope you can find the time to join us for some of the talks.

Kind Regards

The NVS Team


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