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Learn our easy, space-savvy method to seed starting!

Seed Starting Made Easy
ย is a 90-minute On-Demand Course taught by Lisa Mason Ziegler on how to start from seed indoors using the soil blocking method and planting seeds outdoors in the garden.

Course Cost $24.95ย 

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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 20 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
  • 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.


I loved this course – worth every penny! In this course I first learned about soil blocking, a super easy and economical way to start seeds.

Susan S.

I would never have had the courage to start flower farming without this course on seed starting ! What I love is Lisa knows just how much to teach. She knows so so much more than she teaches but like any excellent teacher she organizes and teaches just what you need to be successful.


I highly recommend this seed starting course. I’ve been gardening for decades and didn’t know some of the “secrets” to starting seeds. Lisa breaks everything down in simple and easy to understand steps. She is just a natural educator! I love that she actually shows you in her videos how to do it. Another bonus, this workshop is yours to reference forever! I went through the workshop again just as a refresher before my first attempt at soil blocking. Soil blocking is the most environmentally friendly way to go and she shows you what a space saver it can be too!

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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Jessica H.

This course gave a ton of valuable information! I had NEVER even heard of soil blocking until I found Lisa. Now I’m starting seeds with ease using this method. Thank you Lisa, as always, for sharing your knowledge with the world.

Bonnie U.

Lisa doesn’t just tell you how to seed start, she shows you how. This is great especially for visual learners like myself! I just finished my 1st successful year of flower farming, thanks to Lisa

Peggy C.

I was a traditionalist always starting seed with seed mix and plug trays. Then I took Lisa’s course and it was a game changer. I could start more seed with less room, faster germination and better overall growth. Lisa, with sharing her knowledge, has provided me the tools to be successful.

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