Seed Starting Simplified: Grow your own garden seedlings
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Seed Starting Simplified: Grow your own garden seedlings

Learn simple methods to grow vegetable & flower seedlings for your garden. Save time & add variety to your gardening!
4.8 (45 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.
899 students enrolled
Created by Rick Stone
Last updated 2/2016
English
Price: $30
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how to grow your own seedlings indoors and have them ready at just the right time to get them planted in your garden!
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Requirements
  • All you need to get started is some seeds, a container, some soil and a light.
Description

Everyone wants a beautiful yard and a productive vegetable garden.

And you want your yard to be full of fun and exotic flowers and veggies. By learning to grow your own seedlings indoors, you expand your gardens variety and fill it with plants most of the people at the local garden center have never even heard of. And all for a fraction of the cost!

Today you will learn everything you need to know about starting seedlings indoors in your basement, garage or even your living room!

What you learn with Seed Starting Simplified . . .

Module 1: Introduction

  • Learn the 3 basic items you need to get started growing your own garden seedlings

Module 2: Supplies & Materials

  • What are the best containers to use
  • Why a simple timer will help you grow great seedlings
  • Learn why a heat mat is important
  • What types of lights are the best for starting seedlings

Module 3: Soils

  • Learn what types of soils are the best for growing seedlings

Module 4: Caring for you Seedlings

  • Watering
  • Fertilizer
  • How long should you leave the lights on
  • Common problems and how to solve them

Module 5: Timing

  • When should you get started
  • Why hardening off is so important

Module 6: Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

  • What seeds should you start indoors
  • Which seeds are better started out in the garden
  • How to make your seed supply last for years
  • The difference between Hybrid and Open pollinated seeds

Module 7: Demo Section

  • Putting it all together

Combined this course has over 2 and a half hours of seed starting instruction!

Of course you have the Udemy 30 day money back guarantee! I'm sure in just a few short weeks your yard and garden is going to be packed with new flowers and veggies. But if for any reason you are not satisfied with the course please return it within 30 days for a full refund!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for all new gardeners or for experienced gardeners who would like to start growing all there own seedlings!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 02:17:30
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Learn to grow your own seedlings for your garden
2 Lectures 09:57

Hey guys, welcome to my course on Starting Seedlings indoors.

Preview 07:51

Just a little bit about me!!

About Your Instructor
02:06
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Supplies and Materials
8 Lectures 43:45

Time to get started. Here's a quick overview of all the Supplies and Materials you will need to get growing!!

Preview 06:16

So what do you use to grow your seedlings in? There are lots of options out there, in this section we will take a look at some of the different containers you can use.

Containers - Pots, trays, peat pellets or cell packs!
09:46

You don't HAVE TO have a heat mat, but they sure help your seedlings germinate faster! I love them!!

Heat Mats
05:11

A good inexpensive 2 bulb florescent light will provide all the light your growing seedlings need.

Lighting
05:59

A timer is not 100% necessary but it sure is handy!

You need a timer!!
02:25

Here are a few ideas for how to set up your lights and containers.

Somewhere to put your seedlings - You need a few shelves to get growing!
05:19

Here's a very cheap and easy way to make a great container for your seedlings.

News Paper Pots???
05:59

Peat Pellets are kind of fun. Just plop them in some water and they grow into a great little container for your seedlings.

Using peat pellets!
02:50

Let's see what you learned about seed starting supplies and materials!

Supplies & Materials Quiz
6 questions
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What to Plant it in!
2 Lectures 12:07

In this section we will talk a little about making your own seedling mix!

Homemade seedling mix
05:16

This is how I do it! Store bought mixes are quick and easy to use.

Store bought mixes
06:51
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Caring for your seedlings
6 Lectures 33:59

Seedling need just the right amount of water, too much and they will get stressed out, too little and you will lose them or they will never really grow!

Watering
07:51

I like to give me seedlings a little organic feritlizer when they get about 2 weeks old.

Fertilizing
05:29

A little piece of plastic wrap will help those seedlings to germinate. Be sure to take it off a couple of days after they sprout!

Put some plastic wrap over your seeds!!
03:40

Your seedlings need a solid 16 hours of light to grow the way they should.

Preview 02:48

Let's take a look at the first 2 of 4 common problems. Germination problems and tall or spindly plants.

Why did my seedlings die?? Common seed starting problems.
05:24

Here we cover Dampening Off and some common watering problems.

Common Problems Part 2 - Dampening Off
08:47

How much did you learn about caring for your seedlings?

Seedling Care Quiz
5 questions
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Timing
3 Lectures 10:42

It's all about timing, here we are going to learn when we should be getting our seeds in.

When should I plant my seeds?
04:15

When you seedlings are almost fully grown you need to give them a few days outside so that they can adjust to their new environment before you put them in the garden.

Preview 06:27

Keeping track of what you plant and went is an important part of seed starting. Attached to this lecture is a log I use to track what and when I plant. Feel free to print as many copies as you would like!

Keeping Track - Seed Starting Log
1 page
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Seeds, Seeds, Seeds!
3 Lectures 19:52

So which seeds should we start indoors and which should we just plant in the garden?

What seeds should I start indoors and which should I just plant outside?
08:22

Find a nice cool, dark, dry spot to store your seeds and they will last for years.

Take care of your seeds and they will last for years!!
04:47

What's the difference between Hybrid and Open pollinated seeds?

What is a hybrid seed? What is the difference between hybrid & open pollinated?
06:43
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Demo Section
1 Lecture 06:08

Here's a look at how I get my seedlings started!

Let's put it all together and get growing!!
06:08
About the Instructor
Rick Stone
4.6 Average rating
219 Reviews
1,815 Students
6 Courses
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!!