Home Gardening Certificate Course

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Please consider a donation to support these online free courses and the Master Gardener Program. Your gift will help provide Master Gardeners opportunities to fulfill their volunteer commitments, improve their teaching skills, develop projects that benefit their communities and develop teaching materials for all ages.

  • And enter: “State of Louisiana Master Gardener Program Fund” in the gift comments line.

Your donation is tax deductible and will help the LSU AgCenter continue our mission of providing up-to-date, scientifically based horticultural information to all.

Week 1 (June 5-11)

Introduction

Pre-test

This pre-test is required and used by program coordinators to gauge learning outcomes. Your grades will not impact your certification. Use the pre and post-test grades to judge your improvement and learning retention.

Module 1: What is Soil- It’s Not Just Dirt!

Module 2: Soil Testing and Interpreting Results

Additional Resources

Week 2 (June 12-18)

Module 3: Garden Planning- Practical Tips


Module 4: Botany That Every Gardener Should Know

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Week 3 (June 19-25)

Module 5: Plant Propagation- Seeds and Seed Saving


Module 6: Plant Propagation- Cuttings and Other Vegetative Methods

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Week 4 (June 26-July 2)

Module 7: Plant Nutrition- Fertilizers, Soil pH, Fertility and Organics

Module 8: Pesticides- What to Know and Safety

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Week 5 (July 3-9)

Module 9: Insects and Other Garden Pests

Module 10: Beneficial Insects and Pollinator Protection

Insect Collecting

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Week 6 (July 10-16)

Module 11: Plant Disease - The Disease Triangle and Management


Module 12: Plant Disease- Viruses, Bacteria and Fungi- Oh My!

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Week 7 (July 17-23)

Module 13: Weeds- What and Why

Module 14: Native Plants and Their Uses

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Week 8 (July 24-30)

Module 15 - Vegetables- Crucifers

Module 16 - Vegetables- Solanaceous

Home Lab - Vegetable Tour


Planting Cauliflower Seeds


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Week 9 (July 31-August 6)

Module 17: Vegetables - Legumes

Legumes with Kiki

Module 18: Vegetables - Everything Else

Module 19: Vegetables - Cucurbits with Kiki

Determining Watermelon Ripeness

Red-N-Sweet Watermelon

Additional Resources

Week 10 (August 7-13)

Module 19: Herbs in the Home Garden


Herb Talk with Dr. Heather Kirk-Ballard


Module 20: Home Fruit Production



Pruning & Training Fruit Tree Branches

Farewell Address


Post-test and Evaluation

The post-test grades to judge your improvement and learning retention.

Click here to access the post-test and evaluation.


Certificates Awarded!

Print Your Home Gardening Certificate


Additional Resources

Donate

Please consider a donation to support these online free courses and the Master Gardener Program. Your gift will help provide Master Gardeners opportunities to fulfill their volunteer commitments, improve their teaching skills, develop projects that benefit their communities and develop teaching materials for all ages.

  • And enter: “State of Louisiana Master Gardener Program Fund” in the gift comments line.

Your donation is tax deductible and will help the LSU AgCenter continue our mission of providing up-to-date, scientifically based horticultural information to all.

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture

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