Growing Tomato Heaven: Garden grown tomatoes made easy!
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Growing Tomato Heaven: Garden grown tomatoes made easy!

Learn to grow the best crop of garden tomatoes on the block
4.6 (24 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
134 students enrolled
Created by Rick Stone
Last updated 5/2016
Current price: $15 Original price: $20 Discount: 25% off
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What Will I Learn?
  • Grow bushels of tasty home grown tomatoes, just feet from your own back door.
  • Learn tricks that will help you get your tomatoes planted 6 weeks earlier than normal.
  • Choose the right material to help extend your tomato harvest late into the fall
  • Learn when to plant you tomatoes.
  • Pick the right garden tools to help support your growing tomato plants.
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  • You will need a spot in your garden for a few plants or a container or two for your patio
  • Buy yourself a couple of nice tomato starts from your local nursery.
  • No previous gardening experience needed, we will teach you everything you need to know!

There is nothing better than home grown, garden fresh tomatoes!! Close your eyes and picture the taste of the best tomato you have ever eaten.  The fresh warm juice dripping off your chin!!  Best of all you grew it yourself in your own backyard!!

Growing a great corp of tomatoes in your garden is easier than you think.  This course is designed to give you the skills you need to be successful your first time or your 50th time planting tomatoes in your garden!  Both the beginner and the expert will benefit from this in-depth look at tomato gardening!

This 90 minute course is a comprehensive look at how to grow your best crop of tomatoes ever.  Expert gardener Rick Stone takes you step by step through the basics of tomato gardening.  Starting out with a great tomato start, planting it just right, giving it the support and care it needs through the growing season will lead you to a tasty tomato heaven!

Weather you are growing many plants in a large garden for canning and preserving or just a few plants in containers on your balcony, Rick Stone will give you the practical knowledge you need.  Bushels of tasty garden goodness wait you at the end of this easy to follow course!

Topics covered:

  • Heirloom vs Hybrid Tomatoes
  • How to choose the best tomato starts to plant
  • When and how to plant your tomatoes
  • A great little garden hack that will get you planting 6 weeks early
  • Simple tricks to extent your harvest in the fall
  • Watering, fertilizing and caring for your growing plants
  • Using stakes or cages to support your plants
  • When to harvest for the best taste
  • Ideas for preserving your harvest

Like all Udemy courses, this one comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.  If for any reason you are not happy with the course, simply return it for a full refund.  BUT we are sure you are going to LOVE this course!  

Welcome to Tomato Heaven!!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for all new gardeners who would like to start growing a great tomato crop!
  • This course will also help experienced gardeners improve there tomato growing skills.
Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Welcome to Growing Tomato Heaven!!
5 Lectures 21:52

Welcome to my tomato growing video course.  We are here to learn how to grow your best tomato crop ever this year!!

Preview 04:05

Here's just a little bit about me and why I'm teaching this course.  We also talk about how to make this an interactive course for you as well!

Preview 03:20

Round, pear shaped, red, yellow, brown.  There are a million different types of tomatoes out there.  In this lecture we talk about the world of tomatoes!

Preview 05:38

With added resistances to diseases and extra production, many folks choose hybrid tomatoes for planting in their gardens.  In this lecture we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid tomatoes.

Hybrid Tomatoes

It's hard to beat heirloom tomatoes when it comes to taste and variety.  And if you want to save seeds, heirlooms are your only option.  But there are also some disadvantages to growing these popular tomatoes. 

Heirloom Tomatoes
Growing the best Tomatoes ever!!
15 Lectures 01:18:40

Let's take a look at what we are going to cover in the body of the course.  We will also be covering timing and some important dates on your tomato calendar.

Introduction and timing

If you are going to be buying your starts from a nursery then there are a few things you need to look out for!!

Choosing The Perfect Starts

All you need is a egg, a banana and a tomato plant to get started!  A banana and an egg??  Watch this lecture to see why!!


Many of us live in colder climates, this super handy inventions will allow you to plant your tomatoes up to 6 weeks earlier than you could otherwise!!

Using Walls O Water

In the last lecture we learned about Walls of Water.  In this one we are going to learn how to fill them.  (It's a little trickier than you think!!)

Filling Walls O Water

Tomatoes are big plants!  They are going to need a little support, this lecture will give you a few ideas!

Staking, Cages and Purning

Tomatoes are pretty picky about water and fertilizer.  Learn the tricks in this lecture.

Water and Fertilizer

You need to watch your spacing!!  To close and you will effect your harvest, to far and your just wasting space!!

Planting spacing

Not everyone has a giant backyard garden.  Don't let that stop you from growing tomatoes!!

Growing in containers

Now that they are planted and growing this lecture will give you some tips on caring for your plants and preparing for the big harvest!!

Caring for your growing plants

Now it's time to reward all your hard work!!

Harvesting your tomatoes

So you have too many tomatoes to eat them all fresh.  What are your options for preserving them??

Uses and Preserving

Don't give up on your tomato plants when the frost comes.  Here's a few ideas to protect those plants and keep the harvest coming!!

Late season tomato care

Well that's it!!  What do you think?  Are you ready to plant some tomatoes???!!!

Course Wrap Up

Here's a look at all my other resources to help you with all your gardening needs!! 

Bonus Lecture
About the Instructor
Rick Stone
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2,046 Students
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Expert Gardener

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!!