The Beginner's Garden Shortcut

Go from zero know-how to productive harvest THIS YEAR -- in as little as 1/2 hour per week!

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By shortening the learning curve and skipping common failures, the Beginner's Garden Shortcut delivers a step-by-step plan to help time-strapped beginners grow your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs in ONE season!

You wish you could grow your own garden.


You don't know where to begin.
You don't have time to learn.
You don't want to start and not finish.
You're afraid you'll fail.
You've tried to grow a garden but it didn't go as planned.
Everything you plant dies.
Your don't have much money to spare.
You have no idea how get started.

That was me, five years ago.

But through countless hours of garden research, and knowledge coming from both failure and success, I now grow a productive garden year after year. And I want to help as many people as possible find the joy in it that I have had!

For beginners, though, the task can seem overwhelming. That's why I want to help beginners shortcut the research and failures and get on a fast-track to harvest!

Skip the failures most beginning gardeners make.

Overcome your past false starts.

Shorten the learning curve.

Avoid the black hole of never-ending research.

Make your time count.

Kickstart your way to a productive harvest.

Prepare for evening pickings with your family or friends.

Accomplish what you've always dreamed of.


The Beginner's Garden Shortcut

  • Provides you with a step-by-step blueprint to plan your garden, no matter where you live, so you know when to do what (and when not to)
  • Assists you with identifying your garden goals so you don't jump into your garden blindly, but rather set yourself up for success
  • Helps you determine the size of garden you need, based on the time you have to spend on it, so you don't overwhelm yourself and quit before harvest
  • Prevents you from making mistakes in planting that would otherwise hinder your success
  • Saves you money by helping you find alternatives to pouring money into supplies you don't need
  • Gives you the information you need to plan and plant the most common crops like tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, blueberries, and more
  • Provides guidance on ongoing care, such as mulching and irrigation

Who is the Beginner's Garden Shortcut For?

  • People who believe Gardening 101 is too advanced for them.
  • Busy people without enormous amounts of time to plan and maintain a garden.
  • Those who can spare at least a half hour per week.
  • People who have at least a 4 foot by 8 foot area to grow a garden.

Who is the Beginner's Garden Shortcut NOT For?

  • Seasoned, veteran gardeners who have planned and grown their own gardens for years.
  • Those who cannot spare at least a half hour per week.
  • People who primarily want guidance specific to container gardening

What is the Beginner's Garden Shortcut?

Get access over 20 teaching videos, each giving you a concise, actionable plan for each stage of your garden planning

Watch each 10-15 minute video at your own pace.

Comment and ask questions within the course.

Access course content all year.

Plus, in addition to the video training, get these

  • Instant access to the downloadable Simple Garden Planner ($9.95 value), which will help you plan and execute your garden
  • Instant access to the printable Garden Task List Notebook, pre-loaded with garden tasks you easily customize to your area based on your last average frost
  • Exclusive membership to the Beginner's Garden Shortcut Facebook group, a community where you can learn more and ask questions of other community members and myself throughout the growing season
  • Weekly Facebook LIVE demonstration and Q&A videos within the exclusive Facebook Group from February to May

The Beginner's Garden Shortcut offers 3 Options for You!

Take a look to determine which suits your needs best.

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Why this course?

Most online gardening resources I've found come from veteran gardeners. Though their knowledge is incredibly beneficial, they have forgotten what it means to be a beginner and it's hard for them to convey the most basic of information to those just starting. I haven't forgotten what it's like to be a beginner, so I can better help those needing to start from scratch.

It took me several years of trial, error, failure, and success to learn what I'm teaching you in one season. That's not even counting the hours and hours of research I've poured myself into -- time you won't have to spend.

Even with a small garden planned strategically, this course could easily pay for itself in one season. If you use one bell pepper in your kitchen per week, this crop alone will pay for your course and then some!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course through December 31, 2018 - across any and all devices you own.
What if, after purchasing, I decide this course is not for me?
My goal is to help you plan and grow your own garden. If you decide this course doesn't meet your expectations, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
What garden zone is your class suited for?
The first set of training videos -- where you will plan your garden -- will work for anyone, although gardeners in Zones 6-8 will gain the most from the other videos of this course. I live in Arkansas Zone 7 in the United States, and my garden season runs from April 1 to November 1. While Zone 7 gardeners with a similar growing season will benefit most from the timing elements of the class, many of the course modules are easily adaptable to other zones and regions.
Is this course just for those who have or want large gardens?
Not at all! In fact, my course content will cater more to those with less than 500 square feet of garden space, though those with larger gardens will certainly benefit as well.
What can I expect from the Facebook Group?
In addition to a weekly Facebook Live demonstration (February - May), I will personally be involved in the group where you can ask questions of me and of the gardening community within the group. This group will stay live throughout the garden season for you to ask questions as they arise in your garden. In addition, I will post resources and helpful tools within the group.
For the VIP and VIP Plus options, what will the coaching calls entail?
For the first call, I will ask you questions about the goals of your garden and what you hope to accomplish. I’ll find out your zone, your average last frost date, and more information on your climate that will impact your gardening decisions. For the VIP, I will coach you on suggestions for your garden and specifics in it. For VIP Plus, I’ll take that information and present you with a personalized garden plan for you to execute. The follow-up calls will be primarily to help you as you begin planting.
For the VIP Plus option, what will I receive in my garden plan?
Think of it as a garden plan in a box! First, I’ll send you a layout of your potential crops in the garden space, based on whether you will plant in raised beds or in the ground, for a space up to 500 square feet. Then, based on our call, I’ll present you with a planting schedule for those crops, whether you purchase seeds or transplants.

Your Instructor

Jill McSheehy
Jill McSheehy

I'm Jill, and I started my first garden in 2013. I started from literally the ground up -- no established garden and no knowledge. I spent countless hours researching and learning, though even that didn't save me from some beginning gardening mistakes. But even through those failures, the gardening bug bit me, and I was hooked. Each season has brought me immeasurable joy and a desire to continue. Now, with five years behind me, I want to help the beginner -- like I was -- grow your own productive garden -- big or small! I want to save you the time it took me in research and failures so you can harvest from your dream garden this season!