The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening
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The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Learn where, when and what to plant in your backyard garden.
4.5 (42 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.
581 students enrolled
Created by Rick Stone
Last updated 1/2016
Current price: $20 Original price: $30 Discount: 33% off
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn where, when and what to plant in your backyard garden!
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  • Before you start this course take some time to head out in your yard and find a nice sunny spot to plant a garden.

Want to learn how to grow a great garden this summer . . . you should buy this course today!

Here's what you get when you buy this course:

  1. I will teach you Where to plant your Garden
  2. You will learn When to plant it
  3. What are the 12 best veggies to plant in your new garden
  4. Over 2 hours of engaging content
  5. Access to a Master Gardener with 18 years of gardening experience
  6. A 30 day money back guarantee

Learn all you need to know to get started gardening or to improve your existing vegetable garden! Buy it now!

Imagine harvesting 100's of pounds of Vegetables from your own backyard!

Ripe juicy tomatoes, delicious sweet corn or crisp lettuce. It's possible for any one that has a small back yard to grow surprising amounts of vegetables. A small 150 square foot plot can produce several hundred pounds of yummy veggies thru the spring, summer and fall.

In this Vegetable Gardening Basics course you will learn where to put your garden, when to plant it and what are some of the easiest veggies to grow. The course is designed to teach the new gardener the basics to get started. The course will also teach you more experienced gardeners some of the basic principals that you need to know to "pump up" your garden production:

Where to Grow Your Garden

  • Raised Bed Gardens
  • Flat Bed Gardens
  • Containers
  • Sun requirements
  • Caring for your soil
  • Watering your garden

When to Plant Your Garden

  • Cool Weather Crops
  • Warm Weather Crops
  • Estimated Planting Times

What to Plant in Your New Garden

  • Should you plant seeds . . . or seedlings?
  • Hybrid seeds vs. Open Pollinated seeds what's the difference?
  • 7 Easy to grow Cool Weather veggies
  • 5 Easy to grow Warm Weather veggies

Whether you are a new gardener or you have a few years under your belt you will find this course a great guide to improving your backyard garden. Please join our growing community of gardeners as we discuss the best practices for growing a great backyard vegetable garden!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course will help new and experienced gardeners to start or improve their backyard gardens!
Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Gardening Basics
4 Lectures 13:45

Welcome to my Gardening Basics Video Course! Let's learn all the basics for starting a new garden!

Preview 03:00

Just a little bit about me!!

About your Instructor

In this course we are going to learn where, when and what to plant in your garden!

Preview 02:41

I want you to start SMALL! No digging up 1/2 your backyard the first year you start gardening. Starting small is a much better way to ensure you will be successful.

Most Important - Start Small
Where to plant your Garden
8 Lectures 35:31

In this section we are going to learn where to plant your garden.

Introduction to where to plant your garden

This is a quick description of raised beds and how you can use them to be a successful gardener!

Raised Beds

Flat gardens are the easiest way to get started gardening. The only thing that is required is a patch of soil and a little sweat!

Flat Gardens

Containers can be an important part of your gardening plan. In fact if you live in an appartment they may be your only garden until you are ready to buy some land!

Container Gardens

Nothing is more important to a new garden than Sun! A sunny spot will help make your garden a success.


There are 3 types of soil, we will talk a little about each and what we can do to improve your soil.


Having water close by and a drip irrigation system really boost your success rate!


A quick summary of what we have learned so far!

Where to plant wrap up
When to Plant your Garden
4 Lectures 20:26

Be sure you look up your hardiness zone and the dates of your average first and last frosts.

Preview 03:52

In this lecture we will look at Cool Weather Crops. You will learn what they are and the types of weather they like to grow in.

Cool Weather Crops

In this lecture we will learn about Warm Weather Crops and when to plant them.

Warm Weather Crops

This is a quick wrap up of what we have learned in this section. We also take a look at a good way to estimate when you should be planting your crops.

Estimated planting Dates
What to Plant in your Garden
6 Lectures 26:19

Now let's get into what plants are the best to grow in a new garden. In this section we will cover the 12 crops I think all new or struggling gardeners should start with.

Preview 02:00

Some veggies just grow better when planted as seedlings instead of seeds. We will talk about those and go through a list of what plants are best started as seedlings and what are best started as seeds.

Seedlings vs. Seeds

This is a very quick look at the difference between Hybrid & Open Pollinated plants. And why we should care!

Hybrid vs. Open Pollinated/Heirloom Plants

Here's a list of 7 easy to grow Cool Weather plants.

7 Easy Cool weather crops to grow

These 5 Warm Weather crops are where every new gardener should start.

5 easy warm weather crops to grow

Wrapping up the what to Plant section!

What to Plant wrap up
Putting it all together
2 Lectures 09:18

Well, now you know more than enough to go out there and get your hands dirty! Please ask any questions you might have in the comments section of this lecture!

Wrap up lecture

This is a look at the other resources I have available to help you become an even better gardener! This includes all 4 of my video courses, my blog and social media accounts!

Bonus Lecture
About the Instructor
Rick Stone
4.4 Average rating
269 Reviews
2,042 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!!