You want a beautiful yard and a productive vegetable garden.
You want your yard to be full of fun and exotic flowers and veggies. By learning to grow your own seedlings indoors, you expand your gardens variety and fill it with plants most of the people at the local garden center have never even heard of. And all for a fraction of the cost!
Today you will learn everything you need to know about starting seedlings indoors in your basement, garage or even your living room!
"This course has been very helpful. I never really knew when to sow my seeds. My plants were either ready too soon or too late but now I know. I'll have a lot more confidence in what I'm doing in future, instead of bumbling along and hoping for the best. This was money well spent and I found the whole course interesting."
- Barbara C.
What you learn with Seed Starting Simplified . . .
Module 1: Introduction
- Learn the 3 basic items you need to get started growing your own garden seedlings
Module 2: Supplies & Materials
- What are the best containers to use
- Why a simple timer will help you grow great seedlings
- Learn why a heat mat is important
- What types of lights are the best for starting seedlings
Module 3: Soils
- Learn what types of soils are the best for growing seedlings
Module 4: Caring for you Seedlings
- How long should you leave the lights on
- Common problems and how to solve them
Module 5: Timing
- When should you get started
- Why hardening off is so important
Module 6: Seeds, Seeds, Seeds
- What seeds should you start indoors
- Which seeds are better started out in the garden
- How to make your seed supply last for years
- The difference between Hybrid and Open pollinated seeds
Module 7: Demo Section
- Putting it all together
Combined this course has over 2 and a half hours of seed starting instruction!
What other students are saying:
"I am so glad I signed up for this course. I have learned so much and am only half way through. I have "gardened" for years and frankly, have failed miserably at it. I think this year is going to be much better and I can't wait for time for me to start my seedlings."
"It's January in Indiana (where I live). I saw seeds and planting trays at the local home improvement store yesterday and immediately thought "I need to grow some tomatoes and sweet peppers this year!" So I bought the seeds and two trays of 72 peat disks, even had a clear cover! I am all set, right? Nope. Today I discovered the link to this class in my email and thought I would give a peek at the class. I have grown many plants over the years, but have never successfully (key word!) grown from seed. Now I know why! The instructor starts out simply with the three things you need for successful seed growing. After that it was refinement on what constitutes a container, what soil is best, how to provide adequate lighting. The information provided has likely saved the lives of these little future seedlings! I'm very glad I bought the course, my seedlings will be happy as well!"
"This course is very detailed and informational for beginners and a wonderful reminder for those of us who have had some experience with seedlings."
"Excellent information and explained so anyone can understand it. Thank You!"
Hi guys, I'm Rick Stone and I’m a gardening fanatic! Over the last 19 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 5b 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 year I have been teaching courses online to nearly 1000 students. Come join me and we will learn everything you need to know to have a successful garden!!
This course is designed to teach YOU the basics of seed starting.
You will learn what you need to be successful the very first time you grow your own seedlings. In just two hours you will be ready to buy a few supplies and grow the most beautiful, productive garden in town!
- Materials & Equipment
StartEverything you need to get your new seed starting operation off and growing! (6:16)
StartContainers - Pots, trays, peat pellets or cell packs! (9:46)
StartHeat Mats (5:11)
StartYou need a timer!! (2:25)
StartSomewhere to put your seedlings - You need a few shelves to get growing! (5:19)
StartNews Paper Pots??? (5:59)
StartUsing peat pellets! (2:50)
StartSupplies & Materials Quiz