Easy Seed Starting Online Course

Master the art of seed starting with Nan Sterman

A self-paced, online course

Want to Become a Better Gardener?

Join California gardening expert Nan Sterman in this ONLINE course to start your summer vegetable garden from seed

Enroll now to maximize your summer growing season and enjoy all the resources included in this program

What You'll Learn

  • This online course is all about starting vegetable seeds, the tools you need to be successful, along with Nan's time-tested tips and techniques to teach you to be a successful seed starter.
  • Nan leads you through the process of starting annual vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Go from seed to seedling to planting, and learn every step in between.

How it Works

  • Enroll now to have access to the course on opening day, March 1st, 2023.
  • Then, log in to the online course to follow Nan's step-by step instructions on your own schedule.
  • Twice monthly, join Nan for live coaching sessions where she answers all your questions.
  • The course runs March through mid-July, by that time you'll finish the online course with beautiful vegetables, herbs, and flowers sprouted from seed and transplanted into your garden!

What You'll Get:

  • A specially curated seed starting box that includes
    • Seeds for 19 different kinds of vegetables, herbs, and flowers
    • Nan's special, reusable seed starting kit
    • The harder-to-find tools and items you'll need
  • An online 16-video workshop series with step-by-step instructions.  Work through the videos on your own schedule and at your own pace through mid summer.
  • Twice monthly live coaching sessions with Nan where she answers all your questions and cheers you on
  • A virtual community of experienced seed starters who offer their ongoing support and encouragement

    Online course cost is $159


Meet Nan Sterman

Nan Sterman is a California gardening expert, TV host, and award-winning garden communicator. She is passionate about waterwise gardens that are not only sustainable and functional, but are also beautiful.

Nan has spent the past decade perfecting her Easy Seed Starting course. She's taught hundreds of people to become confident, successful seed starters—and she can teach you, too!


"Nan Sterman's seed starting class made me feel like a "true" gardener... Everything about Nan's class is designed to empower you."

- Kathy

"The class was so much fun, took all the angst out of starting veggies from seed. Had fresh veggies all summer long and my tomatoes are still going strong!"

- Anna

"I've never had much success starting plants from seeds... But when I took Nan’s class it opened my eyes to all the things you should do to better the odds. 100% of my seeds sprouted from her class."

- David

Images for the seed starting workshop online


What are the course dates?

Easy Seed Starting Online Course runs March 1 through July 15, 2023. You can start anytime in that window but it is best to start by June 1st.

  • Easy Seed Starting In-Person, Floral Studio Experience is Saturday March 11 from 10 am to 1 pm.
  • Easy Seed Starting In-Person, Historic Balboa Park, Sunday March 19 from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Easy Seed Starting In-Person participants have access to the online course as well.

How does this program work?

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.

Easy Seed Starting In Person includes the online course PLUS a half day, hands-on experience with Nan Sterman. During the hands-on experience, Nan guides you through planting your entire spring/summer vegetable garden from seed. You take everything home, ready to sprout. 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.

What happens live and what do I do on my own?

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.

In the in-person, hands-on workshops, Nan Sterman leads you through the planting process. You take home your entire garden, seeded and ready to sprout. You also have access to the video series, live coaching sessions, and online community of veteran Seed Starters.

How long do I have access to the course?

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.

Do I need to work through the videos in order?


Can I watch the videos more than once?

You can watch the videos as many times as you like, whenever you like, between the time you enroll and July 15, 2023.

Are you sending me everything I need?

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.

Where is the shopping list?

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 for help.

When are the live Zoom coaching sessions?

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.

What are we planting?

You are planting a wide variety of seeds, including annual vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs - all of which we send you.

Do I have to use the seeds Nan sent me?

Please use the seeds we send you.

Where do buy seeds when I want more?

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.

Does this course make a mess?

Yes! It makes a great big mess and mess is part of gardening, so enjoy!

Can I share my online course link with friends?

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.

Will this online course work for me, regardless of where I live?

Nan's techniques for starting seeds indoors will work for you no matter where you garden.  

Is my success guaranteed?

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.

Do you offer private workshops for groups or organizations?

Yes! If your group or organization is interested in a private workshop, please reach out to us at

Can I buy an online course for someone else as a gift?

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

My questions weren’t answered here, now what?

No problem! You can email us at and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

I love this online course! What else do you offer?

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




Nan Sterman's Garden School

PO Box 231034
Encinitas, CA 92023