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Are you ready to learn how to garden?

Or take your current gardening skills to the next level?

Here are a variety of online courses, including one that is free, and books or eBooks that can help you hone your skills.

There are also some pretty awesome printables that can help you keep track of your gardening success.

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Learn How To Garden With Online Courses

Be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE 10 lesson Gardening Basics eCourse.

Getting Started With Organic Gardening will teach you about:

  • How to build healthy organic soil
  • When to plant seeds or established plants as well as when to direct sow
  • How to simplify garden maintenance
  • Natural methods of pest control
  • Plus so much more!

How To Grow Tropical Plants will teach you about:

  • How to bring tropical plants indoors at the end of summer
  • How to grow tropical plants indoors
  • How to protect and overwinter tropical plants outdoors in cold climates
  • How to propagate tropical plants
  • How to water tropcial plants
  • How to grow topical plants in a greenhouse

Edible And Useful Plants You Can Grow will teach you about:

How to grow a garden that is not only beautiful but also practial.

Plants covered include:

  • Soapwort
  • Rosehips
  • Yucca
  • Redbud
  • Nasturtium
  • Milkweed
  • Cattails
  • Dandelions

Preserving Herbs For Winter Use will teach you about the many ways to preserve herbs for winter use – from various methods of drying them to freezing them, but it doesn’t end there. 

Some of the best ways to preserve herbs in right in the foods you would normally incorporate herbs into – pre-made seasonings, teas, butter or oil. 

What You Will Learn In This Course:

  • Hang herbs to dry
  • Use a hanging herb dryer
  • Dry herbs on a window screen dryer
  • Dry herbs in a dehydrator
  • Dry herbs in an oven
  • Dry herbs in a microwave
  • Freeze herbs whole
  • Make herb ice cubes
  • Add fresh herbs to freezer meals
  • Add herbs to canned sauces
  • Preserve herbs in vinegar
  • Preserve herbs in oil
  • Preserve herbs in butter
  • Preserve herbs in salt or sugar
  • Make pre-made seasonings
  • Make herbal tea
  • Make herb jelly (plus tips on how to use these)

How To Make An Herb Garden Gift will teach you how to make three different herb garden gifts, step by step plus get some great tips on propagating herbs.  

The three types of gift ideas include:

  • Herbal Mason Jar Trio
  • Trio Of Herbs In Small Clay Pots
  • Herbal Advent Calendar

The idea that steals the show is the herb garden Advent Caledar.

Besides making a great gift, the herb garden Advent Calendar is ideal for homeschool families!

Allow the children to plant either an herb plant or herb seeds in little buckets and then  hang them in a window so they can watch the herbs grow through the winter months.

Each day in addition to planting an herb in the buckets, a lesson could be taught about the herb.

The supplies for the Advent Calendar are available at many dollar stores or this could even be a lesson in recylcing supplies you have on hand.

Plus there are Facebook Groups you can join – if you wish – that also have the videos in them and allows you to interact with others in the course as well as myself.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Seed Saving And Starting Book

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Seed Saving And Starting is available in paperback on Amazon.

It covers all of the essential techniques- harvesting, drying, disease and pest control, testing and germinating, and sowing.

There are also signed author copies directly available from me for $20 plus shipping (Priority Mail).

For a signed author copy, contact me directly at [email protected]

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Year-Round Gardening Book

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Year-Round Gardening is available in paperback on Amazon.

In this book, you will learn how to enjoy and benefit from the garden all year long.

Whether it’s onions in the summer, lettuce in the winter, or orchids any time, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Year-Round Gardeningcovers every step of the process of both outdoor and indoor gardening.

From seeds, soil, compost, equipment, and fertilizers to all types of covers and greenhouses, and even gardening and harvesting in root cellars during winter, this guide is a must-have for any dedicated gardener.

  • Over 7 million households nationwide plan to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and berries.
  • Trend has received a boost from Michelle Obama’s White House garden- as well as from the desire to save money on food.
  • The only book that covers both outdoor covered gardening and green­house gardening, as well as root-cellar gardening and harvesting.
  • Author is an expert in the field of greenhouse gardens.

There are also signed author copies directly available from me for $20 plus shipping (Priority Mail)..

For a signed author copy, contact me directly at [email protected]

101 Organic Gardening Tips Book And eBook

101 Organic Gardening Tips is another one of my books available in paperback on Amazon.

Or for those who prefer a digital copy, you can order it from my Etsy Shop.

If you signed up for my eCourse Getting Started With Organic Gardening, you get a copy of this eBook for free as part of the course.

An organic garden is one that’s grown and cared for without the use of pesticides or herbicides.

While growing plants organically can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, the benefits make it well worth the effort.

This eBook features twelve categories, has over 29,000 words, and includes 101 tips, organzied by category and hyperlinked to make it easy to find exactly what you want.

This eBook is designed to provide you with easy to follow organic gardening tips in bite size chunks that are easy to implement in your garden.

Whether you’re a gardening veteran in need of new strategies and a good refresher, or you’re just getting started gardening organically — you’re in the right place.

Categories In This Book Include…

  • Where To Start
  • Organic Soil Amendments
  • Attracting Beneficial Insects
  • Organic Pest Management
  • Companion Planting
  • Indoor And Container Gardening
  • Wild Plants And Seeds
  • Flowers
  • Fruits And Nuts
  • Herbs
  • Vegetables
  • Green Your Garden

101 English Garden Tips Book And eBook

101 English Garden Tips is perfect for anyone who loves English Gardens.

It is available as a digital file through my Etsy Shop or as a digital file through my Etsy Shop.

The best part of gardening to me is watching the bees, birds, butterflies and wild creatures hover over and around the brightly colored fragrant flowers.

Somehow it seems that flowers in abundance look so much better to me than a more formal approach.

The look of the English Garden is charming.

It is organized yet looks wild, as nature intended.

The colorful blooms, sometimes with an odd plant mixed in here and there, the abundance of roses, delphiniums and other sun loving heirloom plants mixed with shrubs, trees, herbs, sometimes even vegetables is simply delightful.

Designing a garden in the English style creates a feast for the senses and a perfect habitat for wildlife, something much needed in today’s world.

This style of garden brings many surprises along the way, from new plants grown from seeds dropped by visiting birds or created by nature doing the cross pollination to self-seeding plants that pop up in new locations.

This book has all the information you will need to create an impressive English garden.

In this book, you will learn how to create the perfect English garden that will be easy to maintain using plants that are a perfect fit for an English Garden.

101 English Garden Tips is just as it sounds – a collection of 101 short gardening tips for English Style Gardens.
Here is a look at the table of contents:

  • A Note from the Editor
  • A Note from the Author
  • Antique Florist Plants
  • New Plant Introductions
  • Cut Flowers
  • Dark-Colored Flowers
  • Drying Flowers
  • Edible Flowers
  • English Cottage Gardens
  • Florist Tips
  • Flower and Herb Crafts
  • Flowers for Shade Gardens
  • Fuchsias
  • Herbaceous Borders
  • Landscaping Ideas
  • Legends and Lore
  • Old-Fashioned Plants
  • Ornamental Grasses and Grass-Like Plants
  • Patio Gardening
  • Rare and Exotic Plants
  • Roses
  • Shrubs
  • The Greenhouse
  • The Rock Garden
  • The Scented Garden
  • Topiary
  • Trees For Small Gardens
  • Tropical Plants
  • Victorian Bedding Scheme
  • Winter Bloomers

The tips do vary in length from short to several paragraphs.

The Table Of Contents (TOC) is clickable, but I was not able to get it to click from the content back up to the TOC.

It is also printable.

Growing Plants In What You Have eBook

Growing Plants In What You Have is all about container gardening!

Container gardening does not require expensive pots.

Anything from an old shoe, to an empty milk carton or a broken antique pot will work.

The most important aspects are making sure the plant has adequate room to grow in the container and that the plant remains healthy.

This book is full of information that covers all of these aspects plus offers some unique container garden ideas!

The Table Of Contents is hyperlinked.

Here is what you will learn:

  • How To Choose A Container
  • Growing Container Plants Outdoors
  • Unique Ideas For Containers
  • Keeping Your Plant Healthy
  • Providing Optimal Growing Conditions
  • Fertilizing
  • The Best Herbs For Containers
  • Tips And Tricks For Harvesting Herbs
  • Fruit For Containers
  • Vegetables For Containers

From Seed To Harvest eBook

From Seed To Harvest is the short eBook that was written right before I received my contract to write The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Seed Saving & Starting – so it is much more condensed, but still a good read.

Growing plants from seed can be easy.

Finding seeds, especially those that are rare or magical in nature, can be tricky.

Come with Sheri Ann Richerson on a journey to find out where to find seeds, how to properly store seeds, germination tips and techniques, as well as what to do with the seeds once they germinate.

Of course, it doesn’t end there.

Once the seeds have grown you will need to know how to preserve your bounty.

From Seed To Harvest covers this and much more!

From Seed To Harvest is perfect for a gardener of any skill level.

From Seed To Harvest contains the following chapters:

  • Places to find seeds for free, or cheap.
  • Should you use bottom heat?
  • Grow lights, do they really help?
  • Tips and tricks for easy germination
  • Winter sowing – the easy way
  • Should I pot my seedlings up?
  • Hardening off
  • Transplanting to the garden
  • Magical seeds you can grow
  • Preserving summers bounty

The Allure Of Chocolate eBook

The Allure Of Chocolate is one of the first eBooks I wrote, so the table of contents is not clickable, but you can print out the PDF if you wish.

Everyone loves chocolate, even Fido, but did you know you can do more with it than just eat it plain?

Learn the history of chocolate, how to make chocolate from scratch and even how to make chocolate flavored treats that will delight Fido.

Beauty recipes, household recipes, low carb recipes and even recipes that incorporate chocolate into main dishes are included!

Chapters are short!

Here is the table of contents:

  • Introduction to Chocolate
  • A Timeless Appeal
  • Basics – Making Chocolate from Scratch
  • Low Carb Recipes
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Meat Dishes
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Salads
  • Seasoning Mixes
  • Breads
  • Desserts
  • Beverages
  • Chocolate Beauty Products
  • Chocolate Household Products
  • Chocolaty Tasting Pet Treats (these do not contain real chocolate which is toxic to pets)

Spicing Up Your Food With Edible Flowers eBook

Growing your own edible flowers and herbs may seem like a strange idea at first, but the truth is you will never get any fresher produce than from your own garden.

In my eBook Spicing Up Your Food With Edible Flowers you will learn how to spice up your food with edible flowers.

Chapters include:

  • Tips for Growing Edible Flowers and Herbs
  • Easy-to-Grow Edible Flowers
  • Growing Edible Flowers and Herbs in the Same Pot
  • Edible Flowers You Can Grow Indoors
  • Mistakes New Gardeners Make When Growing Edible Flowers and Herbs
  • Different Ways to Use Edible Flowers
  • Drying Edible Flowers and Herbs
  • Cooking with Edible Flowers and Herbs
  • Making Your Own Seasoning Combinations from Edible Flowers and Herbs
  • Safety Precautions When Using Edible Flowers

Gardening Related Journals And Other Printables

These gardening related journals and calendars are available in my Etsy Shop.

They are a great way to track progress, keep track of the plants you have and so much more!

They are downloadable files you can print out, fill them out, place them in a binder and keep track of your gardening success from year to year!

My Organic Gardening Journal

My Organic Gardening Journal is a must have printable if you ready to start an organic garden or already have an organic garden.

This journal has numerous pages for you to fill out and track your garden.

There is a page on “why organic gardening” complete with natural pest control and natural fertilizing already filled out.

There are two pages on garden friendly pollinators that are filled out, with a section for notes on your pollinator garden project.

There are files for garden plants, essential gardening tools, beginner friendly vegetables and information already filled in on container planting.

There is a seedling/transplant page, a page filled in on companion planting, a monthly garden chores list for you to fill out, a journal page for “today in my garden,” an area for notes, an area for pictures and of course garden doodles.

File is a PDF in full color.

There are 16 pages total.

Plant Mom Plant Care Journal

Plant Mom Plant Care Journal is just what you need!

It comes with 4 plant profile layouts already filled out for hard to kill houseplants, easy care houseplants, air purifying houseplants and houseplants that are toxic to pets.

4 journal pages including a repotting tracker and wishlist page.

4 plant profile layouts where you can even add photos of your plants and 4 ready to use plant care templates where you can fill in information about your houseplants and their care, create a shopping list, print out plant tags and even leave your plant sitter care notes.

There are 17 total pages in this journal that you can print out.

File is a PDF in full color.

Houseplant Journal

This super cute Houseplant Journal is just what you need if houseplants are your thing!

It comes with 4 plant profile layouts already filled out for hard to kill houseplants, easy care houseplants, air purifying houseplants and houseplants that are toxic to pets.

4 journal pages including a repotting tracker and wishlist page.

4 plant profile layouts where you can even add photos of your plants and 4 ready to use plant care templates where you can fill in information about your houseplants and their care, create a shopping list, print out plant tags and even leave your plant sitter care notes.

It is similiar to the Plant Mom Plant Care Journal, except the images are different.

There are 17 total pages in this journal that you can print out.

File is a PDF in full color.

Printable Plant Calendar

Download and print out this cute 2022 Printable Plant Calendar.

Each month has a plant illustration similar to what you see in the sample photos.

File is a downloadable PDF that you can print out.

Total pages are 13 with cover page.

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