Hi I'm Rick Stone and I want to teach you how to grow your own seedlings!


Welcome to the 7 Day Seed Starting Challenge

This fun challenge is meant to teach you how to grow your own seedlings indoors.  I will go through the whole process from start to finish and have you ready to start your own seedlings by the end of Day 7!


The challenge will include a daily lesson that will last around 20 minutes and will include a workbook for each day and an assignment for you to complete.


The Challenge Is Now Closed - Next Chance

Early 2023


Our first round of The Seed Starting Challenge for 2022 is currently underway so we are no longer accepting new members. But we are considering running the challenge again in Early March of 2022 if we have enough interested people. We had 150 people join for the February Challenge. If we have another 75 people that would be interested in a March Challenge we will run it. So if you are interested I need you to let me know by joining the waitlist! You can do that by clicking the link below and adding your name to the list:



Click here to join the Challenge Waitlist


This course is closed for enrollment.

What is the Seed Starting Challenge?


This challenge is designed to teach you everything you need to know to get started growing your own seedlings indoors. The challenge will include 7 days of instruction. Nothing too intense. Each day there will be a 15 to 20-minute class to teach you a little more about seed starting. And each day there will be an assignment or task for you to complete.

On day 8 I will do a live Q&A session with the group where you can ask your questions and get a wrap-up of everything we have covered. There is also a great workbook to go along with each day and we will have a drawing for a few prizes.

Check out the list below to see what topics we will be highlighting each day of the challenge!

Workbook Included for Every Member!



Along with the 7 Daily prerecorded courses will be a workbook. This 50+ page workbook will help you work through the content of the course and get your seeds off to a good start this year!

Next Session Starts Early 2023

Day 1 - All about seeds and what seeds are best to start indoors


  • What’s the difference between Heirloom/Open Pollinated and Hybrid seeds
  • What are the best seeds/varieties for starting indoors
  • Seeds that are a little harder for indoor seed starting
  • Seeds you shouldn’t start indoors


Day 2 - Process Overview and Supplies



  • Why do we start our own seeds
  • A look at the overall process
  • Must have supplies
  • Optional supplies


Day 3 - Seed Starting Containers


  • What makes a good seed starting container
  • My Favorite Seed Starting containers
  • Other recycled container ideas
  • Don’t use these items for pots
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting your pots


Day 4 - Seed Starting Soil Mixes


  • What soil you shouldn’t use for seed starting
  • Store Bought Mixes
  • Making your own mixes
  • Key Points about soil
  • Sterilizing Soil


Day 5 - Seed Starting Lights


  • How long should your lights be on?
  • What types of lights to use
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • LED Lights
  • Grow Lights
  • My simple Seed Starting Set up


Day 6 - Planting Times


  • Cool Season Vs Warm Season Crops
  • When to get your seedlings started
  • Transplanting up
  • How long can your seedlings stay inside?


Day 7 - The Process from Start to Finish


  • Steps to Seed Starting
  • Pest Problems
  • Disease Problems
  • Hardening off - Don’t skip this step


Day 8 - Bonus Day - Live Q&A Session


  • Live Zoom Q&A Sessions
  • Pre-Submit Questions
  • Prize Drawing

This course is closed for enrollment.

Example Curriculum

  Welcome To The Challenge - Start Here!
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  Complete Workbook
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  Random Answers to Questions - Daily Check in!
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  Day One - What seeds to grow indoors
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  Day 2 - Advantages of starting your own seedlings
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  Day 3 - Seed Starting Containers
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  Day 4 - Seed Starting Soil
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  Day 5 - Seed Starting Lights
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  Day 6 - Planting Times
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  Day 7 - How to Start Seeds
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  Day 8 - Live Q&A
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Who is Rick Stone?




Hi guys, I'm Rick Stone and I’m a gardening fanatic! Over the last 25 years I've grown a large garden at my home and it seems like every year that garden gets a little larger! Most years we grow between 800 to 1100 pounds of fresh veggies for our table and tons of great flowers to make our yard look awesome. I grow all of my own seedlings and we have learned how to extend our garden harvest to 365 days a year. Even in our zone 6 garden! Growing in cold frames and hoop houses is the key!! I'm a graduate of the Utah State University Master Gardener program and have been teaching classes for many years on gardening basics and year round gardening. For the last 6 years I have been teaching courses online to nearly 5000 students. Come join me and we will learn everything you need to know to have a successful garden!!