Learn to grow vegetables in the cooler seasons
This 1 hour and 35 minute long video course is accompanied by a 25 page course manual to help you get growing.
Sow seeds now (in midsummer) for bountiful fall and winter harvests.
Learn about crops that survive and even thrive in cooler weather! We’ll provide growing tips, planting dates, and our favorite varieties. Plus, explore season-extension techniques, including step-by-step instructions on how to set up a simple and inexpensive row cover that protects plants from frost and won’t blow off in the wind.
Enjoy fresh garden vegetables, long after tomatoes and peppers have succumbed to frost.
Many of us think about gardening as a springtime flurry, followed by delicious bounty come summer. It’s true that spring and summer are times of abundant growth in the temperate world. But if you don’t get seeds in the ground early, you really haven’t missed the gardening boat!
Spring is not the only time to start a garden that will produce delicious food. Planting in the middle of summer, for harvests throughout the fall and winter, can be just as rewarding. In fact, some crops sweeten with cooler weather; they’re at their finest, in terms of flavor, when planted in midsummer and harvested in fall or winter.
As uncertainty plagues our industrial food systems, gardening is an important source of food security.
We’re year-round eaters, why not be year-round growers? Summer is not the only time we need to fill our bellies; we eat every day! Even in the fall and winter, it’s comforting to know that at least part of your meal doesn’t have to travel by truck or be passed through many hands before it reaches your plate.
Getting started gardening can be exciting, and it can feel daunting, no matter the time of year.
Your teachers, Natalie Bogwalker and Chloe Lieberman, share experience-based, practical instruction to help you succeed. This class will increase your confidence to grow vegetables that can brighten your plate, enhance your nourishment, and reduce your trips to the grocery store in the fall and winter.
Our goal is to help you get started with crops that are most likely to be successful and rewarding this time of year. For more experienced gardeners, this class will help you expand your repertoire in a way that makes sense and yields abundantly.
There are a few simple keys to successful fall and winter gardening. They are:
- Planting at the ideal time
- Choosing the right varieties
- Appropriate frost protection, as needed
In this class, you’ll learn these techniques, and more, for a colorful array of vegetables that will keep your table lively and your tongue, belly, and body happy, well into the cool of the year.
The video course covers:
- 14 vegetables for fall and winter gardening (don’t worry, you don’t have to plant them all!)
- Understanding cool-season gardening
- General growing tips for each crop
- What has worked and what hasn’t in our real-world gardens
- Guide to planting times, whatever your region or climate
- Step-by-step instruction on simple, inexpensive frost protection row cover setup
Sign up now and get your garden growing!
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“I like the tone and style and spirit of your videos. You have a nice touch with the plants, and with the instruction. I feel empowered, inspired, and ready to get going. Thank you for this gift.”
Landen Bain, Master Gardener, Winston-Salem, NC
“Thank you so much for that great class!! It was so informative and both Natalie and Chloe were just SO knowledgeable and fun and interesting to listen to. It was perfect for me…it hit the ‘sweet spot” between total beginner and more advanced. I found this information so useful for my backyard garden endeavors.”
Erin McLoughlin, Real Estate Agent, Asheville, NC