From Seed to Harvest – online course
Gain a complete understanding of how to grow 40 of Charles's favourite vegetables
**Student discount – 60% off for those in full-time education – please email [email protected]**
We have combined the two ‘From Seed to Harvest’ courses (A-C and F-T) to create one, comprehensive course,
at a significantly reduced price.
*If you originally purchased the first course (A-C) we will enrol you on the second course (F-T) free of charge. Please email [email protected]*
What to expect
- 40 vegetables in 30 lessons, from sowing to harvest and everything in between.
- The confidence to grow and successful results.
- Lessons following the same structure, and with many new, exclusive videos.
- Charles’ advice at your fingertips.
- Key documents to download and save.
Once purchased, you have lifetime access.
- A glossary of terms, a timeline of harvesting dates and a table of plant families, all downloadable as PDFs.
- An introduction to the course, the seasons and weather.
- Beans, Broad/Fava
- Beans – French and Runner
- Brussels sprouts
- Cauliflower and Kohlrabi
- Celery and Celeriac
- Chard and Leaf Beet
- Chinese/Napa Cabbage and Oriental Leaves
- Courgette/Zucchini, including Summer Squash
- Cucumber – Cordon and Ridge
- Florence Fennel
- Onion and Salad Onion
- Four Salads for Winter
- Squash for Winter
- Swede/Rutabaga and Turnip
- Sweetcorn, Melon and Capsicums
Charles explains each lesson’s vegetable(s) with the same outline structure, describing their special needs and qualities so that successful harvests are likely.
The structure follows these headings:
- Introduction to vegetable
- Harvest period
- Why grow them
- Suitable for containers/shade?
- Conditions for success
- Sow and propagate
- Sowing conditions
- Sowing time
- Pot on?
- Transplant, size, time of year
- Water – how often, how much, extra mulch to retain water?
- Container growing
- Prune and train plants/thin fruit
- Harvest time and method
- Potential problems – which pests are likely and when, disease, other likely difficulties
- Follow with
There is then a quiz at the end of each lesson, for enjoyment and to consolidate learning. A certificate on completion of the course can also be sent on request.
Each lesson can also be purchased individually.
And the whole course can be bought as a gift voucher.
Connie Bubitz from Clearwater British Columbia, November 2021:
Wonderful crops of potatoes, corn, cucumbers and Brussel sprouts in first season!!!!!! Bind weed is no longer my worst nightmare!
Soo grateful to have learned from you.
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.
Save time, and enjoy the simplicity of growing with Charles’ methods
“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!”
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 and Ellie Wilmhurst, with Charles’s edits and additions.
From Seed to Harvest – online course