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HORT351 – Plant and Care for Plants

Module code
Module title
Plant and Care for Plants
The aim of this module is to develop student’s skill and knowledge in planting and caring for plants.
  • SX1701
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Prepare area for planting according to workplace procedures.
2.Plant out plants according to workplace procedures.
3.Complete post planting operations according to workplace procedures.
4.Care for newly planted plants for a period of at least eight weeks according to workplace procedures.
-Site and soil/media preparation suitable for intended use, use of appropriate planting equipment
-Application of soil amendments at appropriate rates.
-Selecting and preparing plant for planting
-Planting in required planting position
-Selection, preparation, use and monitoring of equipment for planting
-Maintaining plant health, before, during and after planting
-Recognizing, rectifying, and/or reporting plant problems and anomalies.
-Selecting and installing plant anchorage or applying support systems
-Removal and disposing of waste from site, treatment or recycling
-Cleaning and maintaining planting equipment
-Maintaining records
-Selection, preparation, operation and maintenance or equipment used for ongoing plant care, covering; watering, shoot management, weed control.
-Monitoring and maintaining an optimum environment for plant growth,
-Maintaining plant care records.

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