Easy Seed Starting Online Course

Coming soon! Easy Seed Starting online course begins in March 2024. Join us in person, too!
March 9: Native West Nursery, Tijuana River Valley
March 16: Annette's Floral Studio, Carlsbad
March 23: Harmony Grove Village, Escondido
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Thank you Nan for creating a safe environment in seed class to admit our disappointments as well as celebrate our successes. I’ve learned so much in this class.

Sheri A

I am much more confident in my skills than I’ve ever been and, since I’m a beginner at this, I feel so hopeful because I can only grow from here!

Jacque S

What an amazing experience this has been! I need to plan for success now and figure out spacing a little better next year. I’ve learned so much, thanks Nan Sterman, Waterwise Gardener!

Laurie P

I would like to thank Nan Sterman, Waterwise Gardener for her Seed Starter class this year. Her advice on planting in a trench rather than a hole was brilliant. Tomatoes setting in clusters. Knowledge for a lifetime!!

Jack C

What self respecting gardener wouldn’t want to know how to start from seed!? 😂Learning how to do things right makes all the difference, and we knew you would teach us that! 🌱

Renna W

Nan’s the very best and has so much knowledge to share. I knew I would learn new techniques and what to look for when starting seeds. On top of that, it was so much fun to be with other seed starters and hear their stories.

Julie W

Nan's Seed Starting FAQ

Easy Seed Starting Online Course runs March 1 through July 15, 2024. You can start anytime in that window but it is best to start by June 1st.
Easy Seed Starting Online Course is self-paced. Log into the course to follow a series of step-by-step videos that walk you through starting seeds, raising seedlings, and planting them into your garden. All participants in every workshop have access to a large Facebook support group as well as live Zoom coaching sessions that Nan Sterman hosts twice a month.
For the Easy Seed Starting Online Course, log in to the Easy Seed Starting Online website to find the video series. Work through the videos on your own schedule and at your own pace up until July 15th. Twice a month, Nan holds a live coaching session on Zoom. Once you log into the workshop, you’ll find the Zoom calendar with dates and times. In addition, our online community of veteran Seed Starters offer their support and wisdom.
You have access to the online course videos from March 1 through July 15, 2023. By July 15th, you should have completed planting your summer vegetable garden. You have lifetime access to the online Seed Starter community.
You can watch the videos as many times as you like, whenever you like, between the time you enroll and July 15, 2023.
If you signed up for an in person workshop, all your supplies are provided on-site. If you signed up for the online course, we send you seeds, a special seed starting container, and some harder-to-find items. You’ll get a shopping list of supplies you can find easily in local nurseries.
There’s a shopping list in the box we send you, we’ll email it to you, and there is a pdf copy attached to the course videos. If you have trouble finding it, please email hello@waterwisegardener.com for help.
Nan holds a live coaching sessions on Zoom twice a month on Tuesday nights, from 7 to 8:30 pm (PST) from March through mid July 2023. Check the course calendar for links to the Zooms.
You are planting a wide variety of seeds, including annual vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs - all of which we send you.
Please use the seeds we send you.
There are many high-quality seed vendors online and excellent seeds available at your local independent nurseries. One of our favorite online sources is Renee’s Garden seeds.
Yes! It makes a great big mess and mess is part of gardening, so enjoy!
As with all courses, each registration is for one person. Sharing the link is a violation of the terms and conditions you agree to when you purchase the online course.
Nan's techniques for starting seeds indoors will work for you no matter where you garden.
While there are no guarantees in life, hundreds of home gardeners have been successful using Nan’s techniques and we’re sure you will be, too.
Yes! If your group or organization is interested in a private workshop, please reach out to us at hello@waterwisegardener.com.
How nice of you! When you go through the purchase process, add their name, email, and shipping information to the form provided. If you need help, please reach out to hello@waterwisegardener.com
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Glad you asked! Nan Sterman offers several webinars and her Garden School which launches soon. If you’d like to be notified of the launch, please sign up for Nan’s email list at www.WaterWiseGardener.com.