A Beginners Guide to Growing a Thriving Vegetable Garden

Grow and Enjoy Your Own Fresh Vegetables

This beginner friendly course provides you with the information you need to grow your own fresh, organic vegetables in your backyard. 

You will learn to:

  • Choose the best location for your garden to thrive
  • Create a healthy soil and maintain it throughout the garden season so your vegetables grow to be big and nutritious
  • Plant the right plant in the right season so you always have fresh produce for your household and for sharing
  • Create a garden plan that includes succession planning and beneficial plants so you are continuously enriching your soil throughout the year
  • Maintain your plants throughout the garden season with the right growing conditions including fertilizing, pest control, and harvesting

In this Course

This course is an on demand, self-paced course.

Each module includes a video or voice video and a downloadable handout.

Each participant receives a FREE 20 minute zoom call with Garden Coach Karen Creel to answer questions.

Karen Creel The Garden Chick Online Course

Learn to Garden from The Garden Chick, Karen Creel

Karen uses her 30 years of experience in her own home garden to teach others how to easily grow a thriving garden. She has been teaching gardening classes locally in the Chattanooga, TN area for years.

Karen is a Certified Garden Coach.

Two years ago, she opened her business Growing with Gardenchick to help others grow fresh, organic vegetables in their own backyard.

She provides gardening tips and projects on her blog, Gardenchick, and through a monthly newsletter.

Get a Bigger Boat is proud to welcome Growing with Gardenchick as part of our fleet of support boats, helping you to connect more deeply to the natural world.

One on One Coaching Call Included!


This course is designed to help you succeed at growing a home vegetable garden.

To make sure that you are successful with your garden, this course includes 1-on-1 coaching to help you troubleshoot any problems you may be having getting your garden setup, selecting plants, or maintaining your garden.

Beginner Gardening Course Create Healthy Soil
Module 1
Create Healthy Soil

Start your garden right. Healthy soil is the foundation of a thriving, healthy garden. Dig in and set your garden up to thrive by applying the best practices for creating and maintaining a healthy soil.

A Beginners Guide to Growing a Thriving Garden
Module 2
Choose the Best Location for Your Garden

Now that your soil is prepared, choose where to place your garden. Learn how to choose the perfect spot for your healthiest vegetables.

A Beginners Guide to Growing a Thriving Garden
Module 3 
Garden With The Seasons

It's time to plant! Once you determine what season you are in, you will plant seeds and seedlings for the vegetables that grow best.

Garden Chick Gardening Course Beginners
Module 4
Plant Profiles

Have success growing the foods you love to eat by understanding growing, maintenance, and harvesting requirements. This resources helps you choose what to plant in your area. It includes information on the most common garden vegetables.

Garden Chick Gardening
Module 5
Create a Garden Planting Plan

Create a plan that ensures a continuous supply of fresh vegetables throughout the gardening season.

Beginners Guide to Gardening Online Course
Module 6

Garden Maintenance

The garden has been planted, what’s next? Learn to “tend” your garden: topics include watering, mulching, pest management, fertilization, and harvesting.

Beginning Gardening Course Karen Creel

Bonus PDF: Composting

We all know the benefits of composting for the garden, but for a variety of reasons we haven’t started our own compost bins. 


In this easy to understand PDF, I’ll provide you with tips to get you started.