Garden JumpStart 5-Day Challenge

where this season's lessons seed next season's successes

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Get a JumpStart on Next Season's Garden
(your best garden yet!)

Reflect & Uncover

Using this 5-day roadmap, reflect on your last garden and uncover details you may have missed -- "hidden" keys that will help your next season's garden be more productive and enjoyable.


Before you begin planning your garden this winter, you'll list what you need to learn, gather, and do and put them on your fall/winter calendar -- making the off-season more enjoyable and full of possibilities!

Save Time & Overwhelm

When you watch 1 short video per day, do the day's assignment, and participate in the LIVE trainings for further inspiration, you'll save time in planning your garden and skip the overwhelm.

Here's how it works:

Once you purchase your seat in the challenge, you'll be emailed instructions for the challenge, as well as your Garden JumpStart Workbook.

Each day during the 5-Day Challenge, you'll view a SHORT video (less than 5 minutes) with the day's challenge. Then complete the assignment in your guided Garden JumpStart Workbook.

By the end of the challenge, you will have a plan in place for what you will research, plan, and do during the fall and winter to prepare to plan your next season's garden!

Your Instructor

Jill McSheehy
Jill McSheehy

I'm Jill and I am a US gardener in Arkansas, Zone 7b. I began my first garden in 2013 as a new stay-at-home mom wanting to save money on our food.

As I poured myself into learning, I found myself frustrated with the lack of gardening information for newbies like me. Still, I fell in love with gardening over the years, and I made it my mission to help other beginners find more understandable, accessible, science-based information.

My goal is to help beginners learn to grow a rewarding, productive garden!

Course Curriculum

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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?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Hi there! If you're new around here, let me introduce myself.

In 2013 I began my first garden. I had no background, no knowledge, and no experience. Even the simplest gardening concepts stumped me.

But with determination, research, and trial and error, I now grow a large and productive garden that feeds my family year-round.

Because finding information specific to beginners wasn't easy for me to find, I decided to teach others at a level they could understand. Now, I host a top-rated garden podcast and published my first book in 2020: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners.

I certainly don't know it all, but I remain curious and teach others what I learn as I continue to learn and experiment.

But what I've always been good at is this: organizing, planning, and seeing things that not everyone notices. That's why the Garden JumpStart Challenge is so important to me. I truly believe it will help YOU get a jumpstart on your best garden yet. Will you join me?

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