Vegetable garden

Grow the Best Vegetables on the Block!


Grow the Best Vegetables on the Block!

Learn innovative gardening techniques and watch your neighbors turn green with envy over your abundant vegetable crop! Join me, author and professional gardener Doug Green, for my online Craftsy class, Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results, and grow better, stronger, healthier plants that outshine the selection at your local market and please your whole family!In this class, you’ll gain tips for working with soil, compost, organic insect control and more. We’ll start by discussing why raised beds are so good for your plants. Then, learn the do’s and don’ts of constructing raised beds and get tricks for building them inexpensively!The best thing you can do for your plants is to build them a healthy foundation. In our next lesson, I’ll share the right temperature, lighting and nutrition for your seedlings, to give them the right start and better results as they grow. Explore two great germination systems, and find out how to nurture and finish off seedlings.

Now, let’s dig into compost — discover my cheap and effective way to give your plants nutrients. Learn why you should be composting right now, considerations to make for your soil and big or small variations for your garden space. Find out about trench, small or urban composting systems, and even get handy tips for reducing compost volume using an ordinary kitchen appliance!

You’ve learned how to start sturdy seedlings, now, give those seedlings a comfortable spot in your garden by properly preparing your soil. We’ll begin by discussing soil composition. Then, I’ll do a little dirt myth–busting and we’ll add organic matter and mulch to your soil. Plus, find out how to expertly sow your seeds and learn the perks of double digging.

Next, discover the key to fast–growing vegetables — warm soil! Uncover a variety of ways to warm your soil, like using tomato cages or trusty plastic bags. I’ll also show you how to make a mini–greenhouse using nothing but pipes and plastic.

Grow your best crop ever with the innovative planting techniques you’ll learn in this lesson! Get started with planting basics, and discover the importance of crop rotation and companion planting for great results year after year. Then, get comfortable with trap cropping and interplanting, before hardening off your plants to acclimate them to outdoor conditions.

Our final lesson deals with keeping your plants healthy and safe for a bountiful harvest. Pick up expert watering strategies, like how to install a drip irrigation system. Then, experiment with pest control, like diatomaceous earth, that’s food grade and safe to sprinkle on your growing veggies! Enroll in Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results today, and I’ll even share the digging techniques you never knew you absolutely needed!

I love gardening, so much so that I’ve authored eight books and 22 e–books and am currently one of the most published garden writers in North America. Prior to becoming a full–time author, I ran my own nursery, where I grew nearly 800 varieties of vegetables and annual flowers and around 1,800 varieties of perennial flowers every year. Eventually, I stepped away from my nursery to devote more time to writing and managing my three websites, Doug Green’s Garden, Simple Gifts Farm and Doug Green’s Perennials.

I look forward to connecting with you in my Craftsy class as you learn to grow a bounty of delicious vegetables, and garden by my motto, “Relax. If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.”

Doug Green | Craftsy Instructor