Are you new to gardening? Then start here for the basics. This section includes garden guides, in-depth articles on our more popular gardening topics.
Learn to Garden
You can learn to garden from books, videos, and online articles. Other resources to help you start a garden include your local Cooperative Extension office (in the USA only). Local Cooperative Extension resources offer in-person gardening classes, tours and access to master gardeners who can answer gardening questions in your gardening zone and area.
Free Garden Guides
The following free guides are available online at Home Garden Joy. Click the link to get started.
- Seed Starting
- Composting Basics
- Starting a New Vegetable Garden
- Your Guide to Growing Tomatoes
- Identifying Good Bugs from Bad
- What Is an Herbalist?
- Books for Christian Herbalists
Each of our garden guides includes plenty of resources, but if you’d like more information, check out our YouTube channel. We have videos covering many gardening topics including pruning, house plants, and more.
Home Garden Joy’s YouTube Channel
Watch free gardening videos.
These free videos include special presentations and videos as well as the weekly Ask the Gardener recordings from 2021.
Free Gardening Downloads
In addition to the longer articles and resource pages, above, we also have free downloads. These include monthly tip sheets to help you know what to do in the garden as well as new resources, like our When to Prune Trees and Shrubs guide
Downloadable Garden Guides
Monthly Gardening Tip Sheets
Updated December 31, 2021 with new information, images, and resources