How to grow 22 vegetables
The second From Seed to Harvest course, following on from Seed to Harvest, A–C.
Long and rich lessons include Tomatoes, Potatoes and Onions, and one with three warmth-loving vegetables.
Charles is such a great teacher and the videos are excellent in bringing his words to life. If anyone is contemplating purchasing, I say definitely do it!
In the list below, p = photo with captions, w = words, v = video (YT = YouTube video, all the others are new, and unique to this course.)
16. Florence Fennel: 2750w, 35p, 1v
17. Garlic: 4350w, 55p, 2v (1 YT)
18. Kale: 3810w, 61p, 2v (1 YT)
19. Leeks: 4440w, 56p, 2v (1 YT)
20. Lettuce: 5370w, 102p, 2v (1 YT)
21. Onion and Salad Onion: 6190w, 93p, 2v
22. Parsnip: 3700w, 35p, 1v
23. Peas: 5530w, 87p, 2v
24. Potatoes: 7200w, 86p, 3v (2YT)
25. Four Salads for Winter: 5280, 73w, 1v
26. Spinach: 4390w, 63p, 1v (YT)
27. Squash for Winter: 4810, 56p, 2v
28. Swede/Rutabaga and Turnip: 5440w, 66p, 2v (1 YT)
29. Sweetcorn, Melon and Capsicums: 8470w, 78p, 3v (2YT)
30. Tomatoes: 9650w, 111p, 1v
The structure follows these headings:
There is occasional reference to weeding, feeding and basic bed preparation. With no dig these are the same for all vegetables, and are minimal jobs. Soil and soil preparation is far easier than often made out.
If you are not yet practising no dig, it’s simple. The key part is to stop digging.
Then rake level and cover the surface with a thin layer of compost, into which you sow and transplant. The No Dig Gardening online course has details about smothering weeds when starting out, if you have a lot, together with advice on making and using compost.
You may enjoy the Seed to Harvest courses even more when you are skilled at the basics of growing, enabling you to concentrate on the details of variation for each vegetable. Skills for Growing explains propagation, transplanting methods, spacing, picking, watering, container growing, perennial vegetables, and winter cropping.
From Seed to Harvest courses written by Charles Dowding in 2021.
Videos filmed and edited mainly by Edward Dowding, and created in 2019-2020.
Edited by Anna Maskell and quizzes by James Blair, with Charles’s edits and additions.
You enjoy lifetime access to this huge body of information.
Charles teaches you to grow 22 popular vegetables from seed to harvest, and downloadable PDF’s include a harvesting timeline, plant families and descriptions of the four seasons in gardening terms.
Each of the 15 lessons has the same easy to follow format, and includes at least one video, most of which are exclusive to this course.