Organic Vegetable Gardening is everything I’ve ever wanted to teach about growing your own food, exactly the way I’ve always wanted to teach it. The course is designed to be a comprehensive guide to planting, growing, nurturing, and harvesting your favorite vegetables: no matter what you love to eat, no matter where you live, no matter your level of gardening experience.

Let’s make you a better, smarter, more confident gardener. Here’s how.

Pre-recorded video modules

Shot like mini-episodes of my award-winning TV series, each video lesson was created just for this course. Watch at your own pace, skip around by topic, rewind and repeat as needed when you need a refresher.

Regular live

You’re never on your own in this course. I’ll host frequent online sessions where I’ll share updates from my own garden and help you deal with whatever challenges you might be facing in real time.

Guest expert lecturers

They’re the best in the business when it comes to organic vegetable gardening, and they’ll be here for you. From soil scientists to world-class growers, I’ll bring you a lineup of masters to help you do it at home

Exclusive online community

Join over 2,000 of your classmates in a virtual community designed specifically for this course, with none of the nonsense that comes on traditional social media. This platform is just for us, just for gardening together.


We’ll tap into your inner do-it-yourselfer by constructing some of my favorite tools and accessories that will make your garden more productive… for mere pennies. These step-by-step lessons grow success.

Bonus supplemental

Handy downloadable charts, convenient reference guides, foolproof cheat sheets you’ll refer to over and over again. I’ll arm you with reliable resources to take your learning from the classroom to the garden.

Organic Vegetable Gardening

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Here is what you get!


Watch vegetable growing lessons at your own pace and on your own time throughout the year.


Learn additional gardening topics from the best in the industry.


Complementary access to the Online Gardening Academy™ private student community.


Present your questions and challenges for Joe to answer live or in the course and community.


Additional bonus lessons and tutorials added throughout the year.


Downloadable materials to supplement your learning.

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Student Testimonials...

"Joe is my one stop resource for all aspects of veggie gardening. His courses are excellent at covering the topics, but it doesn't stop there. The training material is well organized. The modules are timed (progress is measured) and the topics are easily searchable. Joe adds new resource materials as his team develops them. He also augments older modules to keep them fresh and incorporates the latest research as it becomes known. I recommend repeating his courses again each winter to prepare for the coming season."

-Mark G.

"I can’t put into words the impact these classes had on my garden and my confidence. Last year I got a few straggly cucumbers to grow. This year my garden is bustling with growth. I am finally enjoying the fruits of my labor. The classes are terrific but the online group is just the icing on the cake. I feel like I have made life long friends with people I have never seen or talked with. It is wonderful. I look forward to my continued learning and sharing!"

-Amy R.

"This course is so informative and worth every penny. I have learned so much about the science of soil and microorganisms. Been an organic gardener for decades but so much to still learn. Love the chats with other gardeners and their experience. Finally got my compost working and heating properly due to your course information and other gardens suggestions. Thanks so much. We are enjoying the fruits 🍎 of our labor!"

-Linda G.

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We Cover Everything You Need to Grow Like a Pro

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Garden Planning & Organization

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Growing Vegetables: Seedling to Harvest

Joe in the garden with bean foliage in the foreground

Crop Rotation & Cover Crops

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The Science Behind Great Soil

Joe in the garden touching leafy greens

The Common Denominator for Plant Success

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Creative Alternatives for Where to Grow Food

Joe reaching into a bed of vegetables

Getting the Timing Right

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Why Mulch Matters

Adding worm castings to garden soil

Feeding Your Plants

Insect pests

Insect Management

Foliage disease

Disease Management

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Getting the Watering Right

Scheduled Guest Expert Lecturers

I've invited the best in the business to help me out on a variety of topics. From soil scientists to world-class growers, I’ll bring you a lineup of masters for live presentations taught all season long. And if you miss one, we will provide you with the recording so you can go back and watch.

Learn on Any Device

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I wanted to make sure that my students would be able to get all the help they needed, wherever and whenever they wanted it. That’s why I’ve tailored all the content of this course to be available on any device you own: on your home office desktop, while traveling on a laptop computer, while on the go on your tablet, or even out in the garden on your smartphone. However you choose to learn, every lesson and module is literally right at your fingertips.

Course Curriculum

  Module 1: Welcome and Introduction to the OVG Gardening Experience (20:09)
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  Housekeeping & Resources
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  Module 2: Digging Deeper - The Science Behind Great Soil (33:03)
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  Module 3: Getting the Timing Right (19:16)
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  Module 4: Why Mulch Matters (27:20)
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  Module 5: Understanding Organic Nutrients and How Plants Use Them (16:37)
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  Module 6: A Deep Dive Into Watering (27:55)
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  Module 7: Understanding Cover Crops: When, How, and Why (17:57)
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  Module 8: Understanding Crop Rotation: When, How & Why (15:43)
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  Module 9: Managing Insect Pests (54:30)
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  Module 10: Plant Diseases: Organic Management & Strategies (38:50)
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  Cool Season Edible Crops (07:23:36)
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  Warm Season Edible Crops (05:27:53)
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  2024 - Live Virtual Events
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  2023 Live Virtual Events - Links & Recordings
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  Course Feedback
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Meet Your Instructor

Joe Lamp’l (aka joe gardener® and founder of and the Online Gardening Academy) 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. Joe also shares his know-how through his popular books (including his new Vegetable Gardening Book), top-ranked podcast (The joe gardener® Show), the joegardenerTV YouTube channel, the joegardener® blog, and The Online Gardening Academy™.

Satisfaction Guarantee

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If you are unsatisfied with the Organic Vegetable Gardening Program, contact us within 15 days of enrolling. Provide a brief reason to help us learn why you don't feel like this program works for you. We will give you a full refund with no questions asked. Refund requests must be sent within 15 days of enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

This program begins as soon as you enroll. Pre-recorded lessons are ready for you and live trainings and Q&As with me begin in April. I will be joined by expert guest speakers throughout the season.

You will have lifetime access to the Organic Vegetable Gardening lessons and recorded live trainings.

There is a 15-day money-back guarantee on all my courses. So if you decide within 15 days of enrolling that you don't want to continue, just send me an email with a brief explanation why, and I will refund you the amount you have paid and unenroll you from the program.

I know you will have questions and challenges along the way. No course can cover everything, but that's where the Online Gardening Academy™ Student Community comes in. Drop your questions in the Organic Vegetable Gardening private community spaces for me and other students to help you with. Additionally, there will be comment sections in the course under each lesson where you can add your questions for me to answer.

Organic Vegetable Gardening is unlike any online gardening course I have ever built or taken myself. Think of it as my books, my podcast, and my television shows all in one packaged together as an online learning program. There will be recorded lessons to watch, live sessions to attend with me and experts I have had on my TV show and podcast, and an online community where you can tap into the knowledge and camaraderie of thousands of other students at different stages of their gardening journey.

Every time we have a live session, it will be recorded and become part of the course as well as shared in the community. So even if you can't show up live, you can go back and watch at your own pace. Pre-submit a question for a live Q&A and I'll answer it for you. Then my team will share cliff notes that will show you where in the recording your question was answered.

No. In fact, I have moved away from hosting all of my online student communities on Facebook and rebuilt one community on a platform called Circle with private spaces for each of my biggest courses. Circle was created just for online communities as an alternative to social media. Now, all students of Organic Vegetable Gardening, Master Seed Starting, Growing Epic Tomatoes, and Beginning Gardener Fundamentals can participate in the community together even if they're not on social media. Once you join that community, you'll have access to me and to a large group of gardeners who have mastered different gardening skills.

Absolutely! In fact, Organic Vegetable Gardening is designed to go above and beyond the basics and essentials that I teach in Beginning Gardener Fundamentals.

Student Testimonials

Preaching to the choir...

Ok so I know you all know this but these classes are great. Joe Lamp'l all I can say about the new organics class is wow! There are videos for plants showing him planting and taking care of all the way to harvesting including how to know when to pick. I am growing cauliflower for the first time. That video was wonderful. The best thing as I can go back to the video during growing and again at harvesting. Thanks for doing the class with watching them growing for a season. 

~ Carole G.

Thank you so much for your encouragement!

I'm so very, very grateful for the personalized help you have given me and setting me up for success. You are a Fabulous teacher... the BEST I have ever experienced. I am so happy to be here... it's the best decision and best investment I've ever made in a course (and for my garden). ROI=100-fold and we're not even a month into the program. :-) 

~ Pam T.

My garden is a much better place

There isn’t enough space to recount what I’ve learned in the last year since I learned about Joe Lamp’l & the OGA. Suffice it to say that my garden is a much better place now than it was in January 2022, especially re soil quality - and I’m starting to experience success! The courses, community & communication have been essential for me to learn what works & provides much-needed encouragement with the failures.

~ Christine S.

I was a bit skeptical...

I will admit that I was a bit skeptical about the OGA classes when they first started. I really didn't know what Joe and his team could bring to the topics of seed starting, organic gardening fundamentals, etc. and I wasn't sure about paying a fee for it, without knowing how much of the content was practical and not just academic. I was thrilled to see how misplaced that skepticism was!  Joe has a no-nonsense approach and really distills the information down to practical application for people who are not professional gardeners or horticulturists. I would highly recommend the OGA to anyone who wants to really deep-dive into understanding soil health, plant health, seed starting and whatever other amazing things the team comes up with, and want reliable information.

~ Julie F.

Growing a Greener World together...

I signed up for the Online Gardening Academy to better understand how to garden and help keep our spaces, our planet and ourselves healthy. The more I learned, the more my passion for gardening with intention grew. Knowledge is power. Armed with a solid understanding of what goes on below and above the soil's surface, my appreciation for all things that grow, no matter what season, is now a constant in my life. Today, I enjoy to sharing that passion with anyone who's interested in learning or sharing their knowledge about their own garden experiences. My all-out passion for gardening, is a blessing in my life that sustains me and grounds me, like nothing else.

~ Mary Jeanne R.

Yet another testimonial...

I have taken all of Joe's classes. I have taken Cornell University's classes. I have taken New York Botanical Garden classes. Which are my favorites... well, of course, Joe's. I tell all my fellow gardeners about Joe and his classes. This is not an exaggeration. Thank you Joe and your whole team!

~ Judy B.