Master Seed Starting
Everything you need to know to start your own plants from seed - indoors & out.
This course is not currently open for enrollment.
Join me as I walk you through mastering seed starting. I'll show you everything you need to know to start your own plants from seed - indoors & out. From preparing to sow the seeds all the way to final steps before planting outdoors, I take you with me as I compare lots of the seed-starting options.
When it comes to starting your own plants from seeds; there is a lot of bad information out there. It can be frustrating and confusing to know what to do and what not to do. I spent months trialing (and documenting in photos and video) the equipment and care options to demystify this fun - and oftentimes challenging - aspect of gardening.
As a national gardening TV host and recognized expert for nearly two decades, I'll be your guide to to make sense of it all and understand the easy (and often free) steps you need to know. I've got you covered here in the Master Seed Starting course presented by joe gardener Online Gardening Academy™.
Joe Lamp’l (aka joe gardener® and founder of joegardener.com) is one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and green-living. That passion for living a greener life is evident to a nationwide audience who watches Joe in his current role as Creator, Executive Producer and Host of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Growing a Greener World® and previously as host of Fresh from the Garden on DIY Network and more. Joe also shares his know-how on NBC’s TODAY SHOW, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Weather Channel and through his popular books, podcast series (The joe gardener Show), and more.
Past awards include: The American Horticultural Society selected Joe as the recipient of the Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, which recognizes effective and inspirational communication—through print, radio, television, and online media. Multi-award winner for Best On-Air Talent for Television by the Garden Writers Association, and The Taste Awards for, Breakout Storyteller of the Year, and Best Environmental Television, Series, Film or Video and Best Branded Television Series in 2016.
Joe is deeply committed to “growing a greener world” through his television series, websites, podcasts, online learning, books (including The Green Gardener’s Guide) and more.
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the course sections - and the bonus materials for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
There will never be a renewal fee for this course.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Equipment and Supplies:
Starting Your Seeds:
This module explains other time-tested and innovative seed-starting options with detailed videos to take your gardening to the next level - both indoors and out.Lighting - from Simple to Hi-Tech:
See for yourself how different techniques, soil types, lighting options, and other equipment impacted growth during months of trials. This module is packed with photos, videos and details to really geek out on what works best and what just flopped.
I've been growing thousands of seedlings to test options on equipment, soil, lighting and lots more to bring you the results in this comprehensive course to Master Seed Starting.
I have started seeds before but you have certainly taken the confusion out of it! Now I know exactly what to do and I am so excited!! - Susann R., WA
You are a great instructor and made this process much less scary and unexciting. The amount of information about all the different methods and materials you can use was amazing. I love how you show us that you can use fancy equipment and get great results but that the less expensive option can give you just as good of results. I thought it seemed expensive when I signed up, but there is so much information that it is a great value! - Melissa G., OH
I think you did a great job of bringing a very large subject down to bite sized modules and explaining the science behind the why you recommended things. - Christina D., GA
You are AMAZING, Joe! I feel like we're two friends sharing information. You provide so much great info but it's not at all overwhelming or condescending. Everything is clearly explained. I've been listening to your podcast and watching your show for years, and this is just an added bonus to learning from you. It's been fantastic - so professional! The photos are gorgeous, too. - Kathryn B., PA
I have learned so much, and I have been planting seed since I was 5 and I am 72 now. The videos really showed you how to do it. - John S., IL
You are clear & concise in your explanations. Your videos showing different techniques are invaluable for us with visual learning styles. The way you present each step of the process in a separate module lets us easily go back and rewatch the segment to pick up what we missed the previous time. And I could go on, and on, and on… The informational modules and the visuals show that seed starting is not as intimidating as it seems. The modules showing equipment that you use and the worksheet listing basic equipment, helped me know exactly what I needed in order to be successful. The troubleshooting module showed what could potentially go wrong, and steps to remedy the issue. This course presented seed starting in a way that give me confidence that I can do this. I now have the freedom to grow what I wish! - Jane B., OH
There was so much insightful and practical information that has been obviously well-researched. Joe is also dedicated to the students, quick to answer questions and gracious with his answers! I wouldn't normally sign up for a course at this price, but I trust Joe's knowledge and presentation style. The included topics convinced me to sign up, and I'm glad I did! - Devvy L., SC
I really loved that Joe covered many different techniques, not just what works best for him. I feel like this has helped me direct my funds in the one direction and will save me money in the long run. This course gave me a firm building block. I now feel comfortable to try different techniques (especially soil blocks) and to experiment (something I never would have tried before). I felt so overwhelmed before this course. This gave me the confidence I was looking for. - April A., MA
So many invaluable tips and tricks in packed into a more modern way of education! Within three of the modules I understood so many past gardening failures and how to avoid them. This has been such a wonderful course and such a cool way to learn. Outstanding format! User friendly and very informative. I wish every aspect of gardening and composting was taught like this course was. - Kimberly B., AR
This course is not currently open for enrollment.
Master Seed Starting Reopens in late January, 2021!
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the course sections - and the bonus materials (including the private course-members-only Facebook group) for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
StartModule 1: Welcome Module (9:41)
StartModule 2: Seed Basics (42:16)
StartModule 3: Basic Equipment (40:44)
StartModule 4: Starting Your Seeds and Early Care (37:39)
StartModule 5: Special Techniques (33:45)
StartModule 6: Lighting - from Simple to Hi-Tech (43:45)
StartModule 7: Seedling Care (43:05)
StartModule 8: Troubleshooting (36:06)
StartModule 9: Side-By-Side Comparisons (65:42)
StartBONUS Module 10: Getting Things Off to a Good Start (10:13)
StartBONUS Module: Saving Seeds and More (9:13)
These are just a few of my 16 raised beds in my Atlanta-area garden. I grow in and harvest from these beds 12 months out of the year.