Digging Into Spring
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Digging Into Spring

Taking Action & Getting Better Results in Your Garden
4.2 (4 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
30 students enrolled
Created by Megan Cain
Last updated 12/2018
English [Auto]
Price: $29.99
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to get started in spring so you successfully grow lots of colorful and organic vegetables for your kitchen all season long.
  • If you have at least a year of gardening experience you'll likely get more from this class.

It’s time to let you in on one of the most important secrets I’ve learned about gardening – the decisions you make and the actions you take in spring set the stage for the entire season.

This class series is all about taking action.  Early spring is make or break time in the garden. You can set yourself up for an excellent season, or doom yourself to a mediocre one. This how-to video series will focus on simple, effective and smart actions you can take in your garden that will deliver big results all season long.

Like most of us, you’re probably busier than you’d like to be. It’s hard to carve out time for your garden. So when you do have time you want it to be fun. But, you’re struggling and experiencing failures. You feel like you’re putting in tons of effort and not getting much back. 

I’m tired of seeing fellow gardeners invest a lot of time, energy and money into their gardens and get less than stellar results. I know firsthand that it doesn’t have to be this way. The most important thing I’ve learned over the years is this- When you make smart decisions in spring you set the foundation for a successful season: you grow more food, spend less time on unnecessary tasks, waste less money, and create a beautiful garden.

Before you know it you’ll be harvesting the first vegetables of the season!

This course is for you if:

  • You want to make the most of the gardening space you already have by growing as much food as possible.

  • You’ve been experiencing failures in the garden and you’re ready to learn what you’re doing wrong.

  • You’re tired of putting more energy and money into your garden than you’re getting out of it.

  • The hit and miss approach isn’t working for you any more.  You want real results and satisfaction from your gardening efforts.

  • You’re looking for down-to-earth, actionable advice you can use in your garden right away.

Gardening is a lot of work — joyful work for sure — but, I’ve met lots of gardeners over the years who aren’t getting the most from their gardens. And if you’re not seeing real results, well … gardening isn’t as rewarding a pastime as it should be.

My mission with all of my classes is to teach you to grow great food and become a passionate (and successful) vegetable gardener! If you’re ready to get more from your garden — more food, beauty, pleasure, health, and joy – you’re in the right place. Join me.

Who this course is for:
  • This class is best if you have at least a year or two of gardening under your belt.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 02:41:04
+ Getting Ready for Spring Planting
6 lectures 33:11

Having a planting schedule for your garden is one of the best ways to get the most food possible because it keeps you on track. It's like a little nudge each week to get out there and get planting! You'll create a personalized schedule for your own garden in this lesson.

Preview 04:38

Some vegetables love the cooler weather of spring and some vegetables thrive in hot weather. Learn about the optimal times to plant different vegetables so you're setting them up to succeed!

Understanding Cool & Warm Season Veggies

The types of seeds and plants you buy for your garden are one of the key factors in its success. I'll share some mistakes to avoid and some of my favorite resources.

Best Places to Buy Seeds & Plants

Having a permanent garden design means less maintenance over the season and a more successful garden. I'll show you how I set up my garden designs and highlight different options for you to choose from.

Why You Need a Permanent Garden Design

When you're getting ready to plant in your garden, how do you figure out what to plant where? I share some tips and examples from my own garden plantings.

How to Decide Where to Plant the Different Veggies in Your Garden

Having a simple map of your garden will reduce the amount of guesswork that goes into your garden each season and help you grow into a better gardener over time.

Keeping Records Makes You a Better Gardener
+ Getting Your Hands Dirty in the Garden
6 lectures 37:13

You'll learn some simple techniques for preparing your garden beds and exactly how to plant seeds and plants.

How to Prep Your Beds & Easy Spring Planting of Seeds & Plants

You shouldn't plant the same vegetables in the same place year after year. You'll learn some simple rules of vegetable rotation and all about the different plant families.

How to Rotate Your Vegetables to Create Healthy Soil

If you hate spending lots of time weeding then mulching is for you! Learn which mulch is best for your garden, when to use it, and how to apply it.

What Mulch to Use & How to Apply It

Water is an essential part of your vegetable plants success. You'll learn some techniques for watering your garden and how frequently your plants will need it.

Preview 07:39

Row cover is a magic tool you can use to protect your plants from the cold, encourage them to grow more quickly in the spring, trap moisture, and repel bugs.

Using Row Cover in the Spring to Protect Your Plants

Every gardener should be using some fertilizer in her garden to build the health of the soil and plants. Not all fertilizer is created equal, so I'll teach you what to look for when you go shopping at the garden center.

Preview 06:58
+ Tips & Techniques for Growing Specific Vegetables
5 lectures 52:24

Blueberries can be a fun addition to your garden if you know their specific requirements. They can be picky plants, so in this lesson we cover what they need to be happy.

Growing Perennial Foods: Blueberries

You'll learn what conditions asparagus and rhubarb prefer and how to plant them in your yard.

Growing Perennial Foods: Asparagus & Rhubarb

Strawberries and raspberries are both very popular with gardeners, but there are some things to know before you decide to plant them in your garden this season.

Growing Perennial Foods: Raspberries & Strawberries

Cilantro can be a very tricky herb to grow in your garden, especially in the hot weather. Learn some tips to keep the harvest going as long as possible.

How to Grow Cilantro All Season Long

Carrots are super fun to grow, but can be difficult to get going in your garden. Learn some tricks to help you have more success with this colorful vegetable.

Tips for Growing Carrots Successfully
+ Spring Garden Challenge: How to Make Your Garden More Beautiful
5 lectures 22:16

Planting flowers with your vegetables is one of the easiest ways to elevate your garden to something extraordinary.

Designing Your Garden & Adding Flowers

I'll share some of my favorite annual flowers for the vegetable garden and show how I use them to add lots of color and interest to my vegetable garden.

Using Annual Flowers to Add Color to Your Garden Beds

Planting in long straight rows is boring! Here are some ideas for planting a little more creatively this season.

Creative Planting Ideas

Adding height to your garden allows you to grow more food in the same amount of space and can make for interesting focal points in your garden design.

Grow Up With Trellises

Vegetable gardens can lack depth because most of the plants are green. Learn some tips for adding other colors into your garden to create more interest and beauty.

Mix It Up By Adding Subtle Color to Your Garden
+ Behind the Scenes Tours of My Garden
3 lectures 15:19

I invite you in for a tour of my urban garden to show you what I have growing in the beginning of the season here in Wisconsin.

Tour of the Vegetable Garden - April

A behind-the-scenes look at my vegetable garden at the end of May. We're past our last frost and it's time to plant the hot weather vegetables!

Tour of the Vegetable Garden - May

In this tour I highlight how I use flowers to add beauty, color, and interest to my vegetable garden.

Tour of The Vegetable Garden - Focus on Flowers
+ Where to Go From Here!
1 lecture 00:41

We'll wrap things up and talk about how you can continue learning about all things gardening.

Where to Go From Here!