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Seed Starting Made Easy Online Mini-Workshop

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Seed Starting Made Easy Online Workshop

If you want to learn how to start your own plants, but are struggling, this course will help. Lisa Mason Ziegler shares her easy seed starting steps learned from over 25 years experiences as a flower farmer. Lisa’s urban farm has no greenhouse which led her to develop a tabletop method of starting transplants indoors on shelves with grow lights, a perfect fit for the home gardener. Learn how she does it and get results!

In this Course you will learn:

  • What a seed needs to sprout
  • How-to plant and grow seeds outdoors in the garden
  • The steps to starting seeds indoors using the soil blocking method
  • The steps to starting seeds indoors using commercial seed starting with Swift Blockers
  • Starting sunflowers in plug trays
  • Which size blocker to use
  • What it takes to care for transplants indoors
  • The process of moving transplants outdoors and planting in the garden

How online courses work: Learn how you access courses from any device with internet, how you have lifetime unlimited access, the refund policy, and more here.

Meet Lisa Mason Ziegler

What began as a small cut-flower farm producing for local markets has grown into so much more. Lisa has become a leader in the cut-flower growing industry, author, accomplished speaker, teacher, and the owner of The Gardener’s Workshop.

It all began in 1998 because Lisa wanted to work in her garden as her career. At first, she sold her cut flowers to local florists and Colonial Williamsburg. The business soon grew to include florist throughout the Hampton Roads region, supermarkets, farmers markets, a members-only on-farm market, and a bouquet drop-off subscription service.

During this time Lisa began giving programs to garden clubs, master gardeners, commercial growers, and other groups. What became apparent is that people were eager for her simplified organic gardening methods and her greatest gift is sharing them.

The next natural step came when Lisa self-published The Easy Cut-Flower Garden in 2011 (currently out-of-print) a 100-page guide on how-to grow and harvest a small home cutting garden. Her program travels began to spread from Texas to Oregon to New York City and she went on to become published with Cool Flowers in 2014 (St. Lynn’s Press) and Vegetables Love Flowers (Cool Springs Press 2018.)

In 2018 Lisa began creating online courses to share her programs and teachings. This style of teaching with it’s convenience, cost effectiveness, and lifetime unlimited access has proven to be another wonderful teaching tool. In 2019, embracing this technology even further and building an amazing in-house support administration team has allowed Lisa to produce online courses for others.

Lisa’s farm, known as The Gardener’s Workshop is still a small market flower farm (100% outdoor field grown), and an online garden shop. The online store sells the same seeds, tools, supplies, and seed starting equipment that Lisa uses as well as signed copies of her books.  Lisa’s simple, instructive, and delightful gardening messages are reaching far beyond any expectation she ever had.

Lisa has been a member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers since 2001 and served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director from 2016 to 2020. She is also a member of the Garden Communicators International.

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What Students Are Saying About This Course!

16 reviews for Seed Starting Made Easy Online Mini-Workshop

  1. Susan Ward

    I’ve purchased the floret workshop, done a few with Cornell and now the Gardeners Workshop. These are my favorite. They are easy to understand, easy to access, the tools and seeds are easy to buy. Lisa is kind, and practical and warm in these classes. Such a great resource and a good investment. This is the Peloton of garden workshops; approachable, effective, transformative, encouraging and inspiring. And the fact that she has other great teachers willing to jump in to do this as well highlights her integrity and ability to work in collaboration. Love this!

  2. Denise

    Lisa is a joy to watch. She has inspired me to try new things and takes the fear out of soil blocking. She is not only willing to share her success but also her mistakes. She’s so inspiring. She is living her best life and invites us to live ours. So grateful to have found her and all she shares with us.

  3. Nicole

    Hi there! I cannot recommend studying with Lisa enough! Over the course of the last year I purchased many of the most recommended flower growing books, all which I found a bit thin on content and requiring further research. Reading Cool Flowers was eye opening and very clear on how to plant cool season hardy annuals earlier and when to do it. I also purchased Lisa’s other book Flowers Love Vegetables and took her online seed starting course. All are superb and she generously offers many free resources, book studies, podcasts, talks to help to further clarify the content and answer questions! I wrote her company email to further clarify some misunderstanding and had the wonderful opportunity to correspond with Anne who further illuminated me and offered spectacular customer service! If I could I would offer 10 stars!

    • Lisa Mason Ziegler (store manager)

      Nicole, thank you for your kind words, they means so much to me.

  4. Gerry Schroeter

    Oh Lisa. Your books, course and your constant presence in all of our lives is invaluable. You have shown me how to produce an abundance of flowers using my small space for seed starting. Thank you so much for the time you spend with us and always being so helpful

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between School courses and Workshops?

Workshops vary from sixty minutes to over five hours of instruction, see individual courses for details. Each of these courses offers lots of valuable information on a specific topic that you can digest in a short amount of time and put into action right away.

School course content is much more comprehensive and covers broad topics. School courses are meant to serve as a long-term reference tool that you will use all throughout the course of your flower farming journey. Each course includes 6 modules, which each contain multiple video training sessions, instructor worksheets, and handouts, and an FAQ archive. All of the course sessions (including the FAQs) are searchable by keyword, so you can always find and go directly to the information that you need at any given time.

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You have lifetime unlimited access to your purchased courses.

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Full refunds with no questions asked are given upon email request within 7 days of purchase. Once a refund has been issued you lose all access to the course.