This post is the next installment in my sponsored content partnership with Craftsy. This time, I took Doug Green’s Vegetable Gardening class. It has left me determined to find a community garden plot next year! Read on for more!
Though backyard gardens all across the country are still pumping out tomatoes and zucchini, a smart gardener knows that now is actually the best time to spend a few minutes evaluating this summer’s gardening effort and begin thinking about next year (of course, I’m one to speak. I have no gardening space whatsoever).
One way to help prepare for next year’s abundance is to take a class to help you sharpen your skills. Craftsy’s Vegetable Gardening is one such class (and can be taken right from your own computer!).
Taught by long time gardener Doug Green, this course starts with information about how to build raised beds (or improve the ones you’ve already got). Once your foundation is set, he walks you through the sets of starting seeds, transplanting those seeds, and the fine art of keeping those seedlings alive and kicking.
He also touches on various composting systems, soil improvements, sowing seeds, methods to keep your plants protected, crop rotation, ways to plant multiple varieties together for best results, and even tips for keeping the pests away.
This class is a valuable resource for both new gardeners and those with a handful of seasons under their belt.
Because they want to help spread the word about this most excellent gardening class, the folks at Craftsy are offering up one registration for giveaway to a Food in Jars reader. Just click the link below to enter (it will take you over to Craftsy, where you’ll create an account with them in order to toss your hat in the ring).
All photos in this post are printed here courtesy of Craftsy.
Official disclosure statement: This is sponsored post from Craftsy. I was compensated for this post. However, all opinions remain my own.