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Garden Fresh

Grow Your Own Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs

with Doug Jimerson
Garden Fresh
Nothing beats the flavor of vegetables, fruits and herbs fresh from your home garden. Doug Jimerson shares secrets of a successful harvest.

From greens to grapes, apples to asparagus, Doug Jimerson offers a lifetime of garden knowledge in this comprehensive class. You'll learn how to pick the best varieties, prepare the soil, plant, water, feed and tend your garden for a rich harvest of veggies, fruits and herbs. You'll learn how and when to start seeds indoors, and how to make the most of limited garden spaces. As you get to know your unique growing conditions, you'll learn to diagnose common soil, plant and bug problems, and discover why tomatoes are America's garden favorite, and how to help them flourish in your garden. You'll learn up-to-date success secrets for greens, strawberries, fruit trees and much more, and be ready to venture into new crops like walking onions, scented geraniums and lovage.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Doug Jimerson, former garden editor at Better Homes and Gardens and your guide to vegetable, fruit and herb gardening.


Lesson 2. Getting Started


Lesson 3. Cool Weather Crops


Lesson 4. Spring Greens


Lesson 5. Root Crops


Lesson 6. Cole Crops


Lesson 7. Warm Weather Crops


Lesson 8. Vine Crops


Lesson 9. Summer Favorites


Lesson 10. Growing Tomatoes


Lesson 11. Growing Herbs


Lesson 12. Berries & Grapes


Lesson 13. Fruit Trees


Lesson 14. Bonus: Perennial Produce

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