Spring Garden Jump-Start

Garden like a pro.
No experience required! 

Imagine if you could...

  • Learn a little every month to make your garden better in a big way.
  • Grow a beautiful and productive garden.
  • Harvest vegetables and herbs all season long.
  • Develop new gardening skills.
  • Carve out space in your life for more creativity and beauty.
  • Connect with the natural world.
  • Wake up every morning feeling like a total rock star because you finally have this gardening thing figured out!

Have you ever struggled to...

  • Have a gorgeous flower garden that's the envy of the neighborhood.
  • Grow a vegetable or herb garden that produces all season.
  • Pick plants that thrive in your garden.
  • Know what to do in your garden every month.
  • Start seeds or plant seedlings at the right time.
  • Have a healthy, sustainable garden that's (mostly) weed- and pest-free.

If any of that sounds familiar you're in the right place!

Hi! I'm Cheryl Spencer.
When I first started gardening over 20 years ago,  I spent a lot of time experimenting in the garden. I made many mistakes! And those mistakes were some of my best teachers.

I decided to take my gardening skills to the next level.
So I became a certified gardener.

Then I took everything I had learned over the past 20 years and combined it with my certified gardener training. And almost like magic I had a gardening system that gave me a (largely) weed and problem-free garden. And most importantly, it gave me more time to enjoy my garden!

I took that system and turned it into a gardening course for you.
This is the course I WISH I had when I first started gardening!

I'd love to help you take your gardening skills to the next level.
I can help you do that when you enroll in Spring Garden Jump-Start.

How does the course work?

  • The course runs from January to March.
  • There are two modules per month that are released on the 1st and 15th of the month.
  • You'll get multiple videos and bonus downloads in each module.
  • Each module covers a seasonal gardening topic that'll get your garden off to a great start this spring.
  • Expect to spend 1-2 hours per week on the course.
  • You can connect with other students in the course's private Facebook group.
  • And I'm available to answer your questions about the course via email, in the online classroom, or in the Facebook group.

How will the course help you? You'll:

  • Stay motivated with a gardening system that works for you & your garden and fits into your lifestyle.
  • Celebrate your gardening wins, big and small, in the student-only Facebook group.
  • Stay on track with a customized garden plan that tells you what you should be doing when.
  • Work with your schedule by taking a course from home. You won't need to find a babysitter or find the time to do a class elsewhere.
  • Save time. I've simplified the gardening process so you can dedicate more time to the parts of gardening (and life) that you love and enjoy.

Here's what students are saying about Module 1: Introduction to Garden Planning

Your method is far superior to my past practice. Basically (in the past) I went from plant to plant filling in space without a plan. Ended up with too many plants and a hodgepodge of colors and plant types. I’m excited to see this bed next summer!
Bill Osgood
I think the most important thing I learned was color balance.  I had to move things around several times to achieve it.  I liked the plant layout suggestions you had too.  It certainly helps to keep a more natural flow in the plan. Thank you!
 
Claudette Taylor

Choose the level of support you need:

SPRING GARDEN JUMP-START ($97)
  • Lifetime access to the course materials.
  • 3 months of online training
  • Exclusive online group for students.
  • Q&A sessions about the course material.
  • BONUSES: 9 downloads and printables. This includes multiple guides, workbooks, checklists and spreadsheets for planning your garden.
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  • Spring Garden Jump-Start ($97 value)
  • Lifetime access to the course materials.
  • 3 months of online training
  • Exclusive online group for students.
  • Q&A sessions about the course material.
  • BONUSES: 9 downloads and printables. This includes multiple guides, workbooks, checklists and spreadsheets for planning your garden.
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Here's what you'll learn:

JANUARY
Module 1 Video: Garden Planning for Beginners
This is the same training I offered as a free garden planning challenge. If you couldn't finish the challenge, or didn't sign up, this is your chance to learn these important skills.
  • Learn how to create a wish list of plants.
  • Create a garden plan, complete with seed starting and transplant dates calculated for your garden's climate.
  • Draw a simple garden map.
  • There are two separate tracks, one for flower gardeners and one for vegetable gardeners.
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Garden planning spreadsheet.
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Garden planning workbook
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Top 10 seed catalogs.
  • BONUS DOWNLOADS: Learn square foot-gardening techniques for your vegetable garden.
  • *NEW* BONUS VIDEOS: Additional training for beginning spreadsheet users.
Module 2 Video: Intermediate Garden Planning
This training picks up where the garden planning challenge left off.
  • Learn how to plan for all-season bloom in your flower garden.
  • Harvest vegetables all season long in your vegetable garden with my succession planting techniques.
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Garden planning spreadsheet with tabs for all-season bloom and succession planting for vegetables.
FEBRUARY
Module 3 Video: Seed Starting
  • What you'll need, and how to get started.
  • Seed starting equipment. The best pots, soil, and lights to use.
  • Seed starting how-to. We go over my entire seed starting process.
  • How to germinate seeds.
  • How to care for your seedlings.
  • How to thin and pot up your seedlings.
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: A shopping list with links to my favorite seed starting equipment.
Module 4 Video: Soil Testing and How to Amend Your Soil
  • Why doing a soil test is SO important.
  • How to take a soil test.
  • How to interpret the results of your test.
  • How to calculate amendments and fertilizers.
  • How to keep track of your soil test results and your amendments.
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Soil tracking chart.
MARCH
Module 5 Video: Season Extension
  • What is season extension?
  • How you can extend your growing season in the spring so you can start gardening sooner.
  • How to keep your plants alive and thriving in your early spring garden.
  • Season extension equipment and techniques. Things I've tried and recommend.
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: A shopping list with links to my favorite season extension products.
Module 6 Video: Sowing Seeds and Setting out Transplants
  • How to sow seeds in your square-foot vegetable garden.
  • Easy techniques for quickly sowing seeds.
  • How to harden off and set out transplants.
ENROLL NOW!

Who is this course for?

Spring Garden Jump-Start is perfect for you if
  • The "hit or miss" approach isn’t working for you anymore. 
  • You want this year to be different. You want real results & satisfaction from your garden.
  • You’re ready to master the basics of gardening and up your gardening game by taking a deep-dive into the details.
  • You want down-to-earth, actionable advice you can use in your garden right now.
  • You want to tap into the excitement that gardening can bring to your daily life.
  • You're a total newbie, and feel a bit lost when it comes to gardening. Spring Garden Jump-Start will set you up to be a gardening rock star from day one!

I WANT TO BE A GARDENING ROCK STAR!

Spring Garden Jump-Start isn't great for you if

  1. You can't devote 1-2 hours a  week to the course.
  2. You always know what you should be doing in the garden each month.
  3. Your garden is very productive, looks fantastic all year long, and is the envy of your neighborhood.

What you don't need:

  • Experience. If this is your very first garden, you won't feel lost or overwhelmed by the course. I break it down so that it's manageable for everyone. And I'll answer all of your questions as you go through the course. 
  • Lots of gardening tools. You'll need a few basic tools to get started, and I'll give you a list of what I recommend, but you don't need to blow your budget with a bunch of specialized tools and gadgets. 
  • A huge garden. This course will help you get the most out of your garden, no matter how small or large it is.
  • Loads of time! You should expect to spend only 1-2 hours per week on the course.

100% Money Back Guarantee

Spring Garden Jump-Start is backed by my full money-back guarantee. If within 30 days you're not pleased with your purchase, let me know, and you'll get a full refund.

All I ask is that you provide some feedback to let me know how I can improve the course. 30 days is calculated either from the date you enroll, or from January 1st (when the first module is released), whichever is later.
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FAQ

How can this course help me garden where I live?

You'll be able to apply what you learn in the course to your own garden, no matter where you live.

Much of what we’ll be learning and talking about in the course is applicable to all gardens, like garden planning, seed starting, soil prep, and season extension. And I teach you how to apply this information to your garden.

That being said, I live and teach from a zone 6a garden in Colorado, USA. To get the most from the course, it’s best if you have even a short winter-season where you live.

Anyone who lives in an area that's comparable to U.S. zones 3-7 will definitely get value from the course. Not sure what zone you live in? Go to this website to find out.

I'm not a beginning gardener. Will this course work for me?

If you’ve been gardening for a while, you’ve discovered that the more you delve into gardening the more there is to learn. Much of your true gardening success comes when you immerse yourself in the details, and can learn from someone who's been where you are right now.

How's the course presented?

I do most of the teaching with videos. A few of the videos are more of a lecture-format, but most have hands-on demonstrations of what you're learning in the course, so you can see exactly how I do things.

I also give you multiple checklists, workbooks, spreadsheets, and other downloads to help you implement what you've learned and complete the course super quick.  

All of the videos, downloads, and printables are located in the online classroom. 

I’m not a Facebook user and don’t want to be. Can I still be a student in the course?

Being part of the private Facebook group isn’t required. In fact, there are a number of students who don't participate in that aspect of the course. 

All of the videos, downloads, and printables are accessible in the online classroom, which is completely separate from Facebook. And you can ask questions in the online classroom, or contact me via email.

Will someone be available to answer my questions? What kind of support will I get?

I'll be available to answer all your questions about what we cover in the course. You can contact me via email, through the online classroom, and we have a private Facebook group, just for students in the course, where you can post your questions and connect with other gardeners who are taking the course with you. 

The Facebook group is a supportive place where we celebrate your wins, big and small, and help you troubleshoot any issues you run into during the course.

What if I'm not happy with the course after I sign up?

Spring Garden Jump-Start is backed by my full money-back guarantee. If within 30 days you're not pleased with your purchase, let me know, and you'll get a full refund.

All I ask is that you provide some feedback to let me know how I can improve the course. 30 days is calculated either from the date you enroll, or from January 1st (when the first module is released), whichever is later.

I'm a beginner. Will this course work for me?

Yes! The course will help you start gardening in a smart way from day one. You can skip over many beginner-gardening mistakes! 

Beginning gardeners often make many costly and frustrating mistakes and the course is designed to help you avoid them right from the start.

I AM SO BUSY. How much time do I need for this?

It should take you about 1-2 hours per week to complete the course material. And taking a course from home means that you won't need to find a babysitter or fit in the time to do a class elsewhere.

What if I can't finish the course right away, or want to come back to it later?

You'll get lifetime access to the course materials. Which means if you want to review what we covered a year from now, or two years from now, you can!