Frequently Asked Questions
The course starts as soon as you’re ready! Watch (or re-watch) the lessons entirely on your own schedule, whenever it’s most convenient for you!
Is lifetime access okay? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
If you’re unsatisfied with the course, contact us within 15 days of your date of purchase and provide a brief reason to help us learn why you don't feel this worked for you. We’ll refund you in full.
Yes! I’ve put together lots of supplemental materials - including how-to videos - and I'll continue to answer your follow-up questions in the course comments area as well as the student-only online community throughout the season. I can't wait to hear the stories of your seed-starting success!
The modules can last up to 45 minutes. But each module is made up of multiple bite-sized lessons, between 2 and 15 minutes each. It’s easy to stop anywhere you want and pick back up later. I know you're busy, so I want to give you just what you need without a bunch of filler.
Yes. There’s plenty here for gardeners of ALL levels. While we’ll certainly cover all the basics, we’ll also get into some of the deeper principles of starting plants from seeds.
You can ask follow-up questions throughout the season within the course comment section under each lesson and also within the Online Gardening Academy Community. And you'll learn from being part of the community as you read the answers to questions from other gardeners, too.
What makes this course unique is that it is created and taught by the one person, me - Joe Lamp'l, who has been teaching millions of people how to grow plants and garden for over 20 years - through television, books, podcasts, and online. Plus, you can get answers throughout the season in the course comment area and the online student community. You can't get that anywhere else. This course will more than pay for itself in just the first year because you'll better understand which products you need and which you don't.
While there’s a lot worth covering in both those kinds of gardening, this particular course focuses around soil-sowing methods only.
The course begins with how to prepare for and start plants from seed, and it also covers how to care for seedlings all the way through the hardening off process - getting them ready for the great outdoors. These modules will prepare you for the entire process, showing you what you need to know to grow the healthiest seedlings until they are ready to plant into the garden. We also cover direct sowing of seeds outdoors, too.
No. In fact, we have moved away from hosting our online student community on Facebook and rebuilt it on a platform called Circle. Circle was created just for online communities as an alternative to social media. Now, all students of this course can participate in a private forum built just for us, with none of the nonsense that comes with traditional social media sites.