Small Space, Big Harvest

The online course for busy gardeners who want to grow more food, work less and stay motivated all season.

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You want to grow a productive garden but you can’t seem to pull it all together.

Every season starts the same way…

You have visions of cheerfully planting, weeding, and harvesting all the fruit and vegetables you can squeeze into your garden…

And as you step back to admire your freshly planted plot, you know this year will be different…

This is the year when you’ll finally feel successful – and proud of your garden.

But as the weeks fly by, you begin to feel unorganized and overwhelmed.

You get frustrated and lose momentum.

By mid-season…

Your dream garden has morphed into a jungle of plant anarchy where only the strongest will survive.

  • Maybe you have plants with lots of leaves, but few vegetables.
  • Or your zucchinis are the size of softball bats and taste about as good.
  • And approximately 8,497 weeds have sprouted from every available spot!

And at the end of the season, you secretly pray for an early frost to kill off those last few plants.

But you also hope next year will be better. I mean, it has to be, right?

Deep down, it feels like a never-ending cycle.

The good news is you can break the cycle…

Picture this…

🍅You’re harvesting armloads of fresh, beautiful vegetables all season long – just enough to eat and enjoy (and in less space than you ever thought possible).

🍅You’re planning, planting, and tending your garden this year without getting overwhelmed, burned out, or feeling like a slave to the weeding gods.

🍅You save time by making a quick trip to your vegetable patch rather than popping over to the store for that last bit of basil you need for tonight’s dinner.

🍅You’re finally able to relax and enjoy your garden because you’re getting more done in less time, and no longer struggling to keep your garden alive.

That’s what happens when you have smart gardening systems…

Introducing Small Space, Big Harvest!

Your proven roadmap to a productive vegetable garden without all the weeding, watering, or worrying.

With step-by-step instructions, video lessons, and done-for-you resources, planning, planting, and growing a successful garden has never been so easy!

Small Space, Big Harvest vegetable gardening course

The best part? You get all of this for only $147.

You’ll get all the know-how, tools, and inspiration you need to start planning your vegetable garden right now.

Even if you’ve killed hundreds of plants or never grown a single vegetable.

The simple, proven techniques inside this course work for any gardener in any growing zone, but especially if you’re tired of weeding, watering, and worrying.

Small Space, Big Harvest teaches you step-by-step how to plan a beautiful, productive, low-maintenance vegetable garden, even if your lot is the size of a postage stamp.

It takes the guesswork AND busywork out of gardening.

And gives you more time to sit back and enjoy your garden!

Discover what others aren’t teaching you…

🍅The 7 critical decisions to make before you start planning so you can set the groundwork for creating a productive garden.

🍅How to make the best gardening choices by balancing your garden’s needs with YOUR needs as a gardener.

🍅Simple ways to avoid gardening burnout and set yourself up for success all season long.

Let’s do this!

  1. Learn step-by-step how to plan a successful vegetable garden in a few hours and maximize your yields, even if you don’t have a lot of time, space, or experience.
  2. Get my done-for-you tools and systems so you can skip the mistakes most gardeners make and hit the ground running this season.
  3. Stay organized with a customized garden plan and schedule that takes the worry out of what to do when.
  4. Stay motivated with a gardening system that works for your garden AND you.

If you want to grow more and work less, you need the strategies and systems of someone who’s been there and made all the heart-breaking, frustrating, and time-wasting mistakes you want to avoid.

Small Space, Big Harvest is everything I’ve learned over the past 20+ years that’ll help you maximize your yields, minimize your effort, and stay motivated all season.

woman holding a basket of homegrown vegetables

Can I learn how to plan a productive garden without this course?

Sure, you can. I did.
Almost every gardener who has an effective system for planning their garden each year learned how on their own.

But it takes years of trial and error to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
Do you have years to figure this out? Or would you rather skip to the end and start growing a more productive garden right now?

I’ve done all the trial and error for you.
I’ll show you how to avoid common mistakes, and how to plan your garden step-by-step. And I give you all the tools you need to get it done fast!

Here’s what students are saying…

🍅Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • My signature Balanced Abundance Method so you can make the best gardening choices by balancing your garden’s needs with YOUR needs as a gardener. Get ready to kiss garden overwhelm goodbye!
  • Where to put your garden so it won’t get neglected. And how wide to make your garden beds and pathways, so it’s comfortable and enjoyable to work in your garden.
  • How to plan and grow a productive “square foot” garden in the ground or raised beds, and the best way to lay out each of your beds so your plants get the sun they need.
  • Whether or not you should grow in raised beds (they’re not right for everyone!) And if you’re going to use raised beds, discover how deep they should be and what’s the best soil to use to ensure gardening success.
  • How to choose vegetables and varieties that will thrive in your garden and give you the best chance of success this year.
  • Smart ways to maximize your space.
  • How to quickly create a planning calendar and succession planting plan for the whole season. You’ll plant your crops at just the right time so you can avoid killing plants by planting too early or too late.
  • You’ll also discover how many vegetables to plant so you grow enough to eat and enjoy while minimizing waste.
  • How to create a permanent record of what you planted where and when – so you never again wonder, “where did I plant the beans last year?”
  • The best ways to water so you reduce diseases, use less water, and spend less time watering.
  • Smart planning techniques that’ll help you grow a weed-free vegetable garden, so you spend WAY less time weeding in the hot sun and have more time to enjoy your garden!

Get ready to fall in love with the course after the first module!

(just like these students did)😍

Testimonial from Carmen G
Testimonial from Veronique B

Here’s everything you get:

Easy-to-follow lessons and all the tools you need to plan your garden.

🍅Module 1: The Simple Path to Gardening Success
Learn my signature Balanced Abundance Method for making the best gardening choices by balancing your garden’s needs with YOUR needs as a gardener.

Includes 10 quick lessons full of time-saving tips you won’t find anywhere else.

🍅Module 2: Garden Planning Essentials
Discover the 7 critical decisions to make before you start planning so you can set the groundwork for creating a productive garden.

You’ll learn the basics of “square foot” garden spacing and decide whether or not raised beds make sense for your garden. Spoiler alert – you don’t have to grow in raised beds for this system to work! I also reveal what gardening “rules” you can break and the three crucial steps you need to follow to set up your garden for maximum yield without wasting space.

When you finish this module, you’re ready to get started on your garden plan!

🍅Module 3: Quick-Start Garden Planning Challenge
Come with me on a 4-day journey and hit the ground running with your garden plan. Implement my strategies to choose the best vegetables for your garden and complete your first garden layout – in just four days!

Includes: Workbook, Master Planning Spreadsheet, the Square Foot Garden Planner Sheets, and Vegetable Decoder Ring.

🍅Module 4: Maximize Your Plan and Your Yields
It’s time to bring everything together. You’ll learn step-by-step how to use the master spreadsheet to create an annual planting calendar and customized layouts for all your garden beds. Then learn how to use succession planting to guarantee a continuous and abundant harvest throughout the season.

Includes: Advanced features of the master planning spreadsheet and printable charts, including the Succession Planting Guide.

🍅BONUS MODULE: From Plan to Planted
Watch me as I show you how to sow seeds and set out transplants so you can avoid common mistakes and get your plants off to a good start!

Includes the Seed Sowing & Planting Chart. When you finish this module, you’re ready to put your plan into action! ($29 Value for FREE)

🍅Lifetime Access!
You can refer back to the Small Space, Big Harvest framework any time you need to. ($87 Value for FREE)

The total value of this course (including the bonuses) is over $375.

The investment for Small Space, Big Harvest + all the bonuses today is only $147 (USD)

Every time I update the course, there’s a chance you’ll pay more later … which means the investment you make TODAY is the lowest price you can get on Small Space, Big Harvest.

The great thing about this course is that it pays for itself many times over. You’ll continue to benefit from the lessons each year when you sit down to plan your garden.

If you’re ready to grow more and work less, then you’re ready to join Small Space, Big Harvest today!

Did I mention there are bonuses?!?

Enroll now and get these exclusive bonuses (worth $179)

🍅Instructor support during the course.

I’m here to answer any questions you have during the course! No matter when you start. ($49 Value for FREE)

🍅Square Foot Garden Planner Sheets

There’s a planner sheet made for you in this download! It includes 33 blank square foot garden layouts in pretty much any size you can imagine. And no, you don’t need raised beds to grow a square foot garden. We talk all about that in module 2. ($15 Value for FREE)

🍅Master Planning Spreadsheet

Keep track of your most important planning information in one spot! Create a wish list, calculate the number of plants you need, and always know the best time to start seeds or set out plants. ($27 Value for FREE)

🍅Square Foot Spacing Guide

An indispensable chart includes spacing for more than 60 vegetables and herbs and a handy visual-spacing reference chart. Most students keep this in their shed or garden journal for quick reference out in the garden. ($11 Value for FREE)

🍅The Shady Garden Advisor & Sun Exposure Cheat Sheet

The Shady Garden Advisor is handy list of vegetables and herbs that tolerate shade. And never wonder again what “part shade” or “part sun” means with the Sun Exposure Cheat Sheet! ($9 Value for FREE)

🍅The Continuous Harvest Plan (Succession Planting Guide)

Not all vegetables are good choices for succession planting. Discover all the ways this technique can help you get the most out of your garden, and choose the best vegetables to succession plant. ($9 Value for FREE)

🍅Seed Sowing Guide

This comprehensive seed sowing & planting chart covers over 60 types of vegetables and herbs. Get all the information you need to get your seeds and transplants off to a good start! ($11 Value for FREE)

🍅Vegetable Decoder Ring

Discover the eight critical criteria to check before choosing what vegetables to grow in your garden. More than 60 herbs and vegetables are covered, so you can always be sure you’re selecting the best crops for your garden! ($19 Value for FREE)

🍅Bonus Module: From Plan to Planted

Watch me as I show you how to sow seeds and set out transplants so you can avoid common mistakes and get your plants off to a good start! ($29 value for FREE)


“With all the bonuses that come with this course, it’s well worth the money. You could pay a lot more for some other course and still not get this much information.”

– Sue H.

These methods work whether:

You have a small yard where space is at a premium.

You have a large, established garden that feels overwhelming because it demands way more of your time than you have to give.

You’re a new and enthusiastic gardener who wants to follow a step-by-step process, avoid beginner mistakes, and stay excited about gardening all season long.

You’re an experienced gardener who knows there has to be a better way to get more organized, get more efficient, and maximize your yields.

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Hi! I’m Cheryl.

Cheryl Spencer, certified gardener

I’ve been growing an easy-to-care-for and productive vegetable garden for over 20 years.

But it’s not because I was born with a green thumb…

When I started my first garden, I pictured myself cheerfully walking into my kitchen every day with armloads of leafy home-grown vegetables.

Instead, I overplanted, battled weeds, and threw out a lot of diseased and bug-eaten crops.

By the end, I felt burned out and secretly relieved that the season was over.

I searched everywhere for a garden planning tool that would set me up for success in the spring and keep me on track throughout the growing season. But I couldn’t find a thing!

So … I read, and read. All. The. Books. And I became a Certified Gardener.

And I finally figured out how to create a simple system that helped me grow a manageable and productive vegetable garden and break the yearly cycle of gardening burnout.

I’ve taken all the best strategies I learned over the past 20+ years and put them into Small Space, Big Harvest to help you grow more and work less, no matter where you’re at in your gardening journey.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

I’m so confident this way of gardening will help you grow more and work less I back Small Space, Big Harvest with my Love it or Leave it 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not satisfied within 30 days of your purchase, let me know, and you’ll get a full refund.

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Small Space, Big Harvest can help you grow an easy-to-care-for and productive garden even if:

  • You’re not sure where to start.
  • You’re sure you’ll have problems by the end of the season.
  • Your garden is a mess.
  • You don’t have enough time to grow a garden.
  • You’re afraid of getting frustrated and giving up.
  • You don’t have a lot of space.
  • You doubt your excitement will continue through the whole season.

Got a last-minute question before joining? Here’s what others have asked:

I AM SO BUSY. How much time do I need for this? How long does it take to go through the course?

This course is designed for busy gardeners who can’t afford to put everything else on
hold for an e-course.

It takes about an hour a week to complete the lessons. Most students complete the course in 4 weeks or less.

That means you’ll have your garden fully designed, planned, and ready to plant in one month! (Maybe sooner, if you’re raring to go.) So yes, it’s a time investment. But it’s also a heck of a shortcut.

And if life gets in the way? No worries. You get lifetime access to all the course materials…plus any future course updates. So you can breathe free, knowing that when life settles down again, you’ll have what you need to get back on track.

Is this course right for me?

This course is perfect for beginning to intermediate gardeners.

If you enroll in Small Space, Big Harvest, it’s because you want to plan your garden in the most efficient way.

Or you have an existing garden and want to improve your planning strategies and systems.

And you’re a busy gardener who wants to minimize work and maximize yields.

I’m an experienced gardener. Will I get anything out of it?

As an experienced gardener, you’ll get there faster because you don’t have a learning curve to overcome.

And if you’ve read this far, you know deep down that you want to get more out of your garden but are missing some crucial pieces of the gardening puzzle.

So if you learn just one significant thing that frees up your time and resources, or you reach a goal you wouldn’t have achieved without the course, I’m positive you’ll feel good about it.

Here’s what one experienced gardener said, “Once upon a time I took Master Gardener’s classes – after just going through lesson one, I have to say this is the most in-depth gardening class I’ve ever seen.” – Deborah G.

I see that I’ll learn how to use “square foot” garden spacing … do I need to have raised beds to do this course?

Nope. What I teach in this course works whether you have raised beds or not.😊

If you’re considering building raised beds, there’s an entire lesson that’ll help you make an informed decision before you ever pick up a saw or buy a single 2×4.

I’ve grown in raised beds and in the ground. So I know first-hand that these techniques work for either scenario.

How can this course help me plan a garden where I live?

What you’ll learn applies to all vegetable gardens, regardless of your location or growing zone. So, you’ll be able to apply what you learn, no matter where you live.

Right now is a busy time for me, I’m worried I won’t have time! Will I fall behind if I don’t follow week by week?

Here’s the truth: research shows we usually imagine we’ll have more time in the future. But we’re wrong.

“Later” is a mirage. When you get there, your to-do list is even longer than it is right now. So, stop thinking you’ll have more time later. You probably won’t.

Plus, when you enroll, you’ll get a special productivity bonus: The Simple Guide to Succeeding in Online Courses, which will set you up for success in this course and any online course.

What if I have questions? What kind of support will I get?

I’m here to support you as you work through the course! Post any questions you have in the online classroom, and I’ll respond as soon as I can.

I’ve spent money on other e-courses before and been disappointed. Do you offer any sort of guarantee?

I’m so confident this way of gardening will help you grow more and work less I stand behind the course with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

If you’re not satisfied within 30 days of your purchase, let me know, and you’ll get a full refund.

Do I need any special materials or tools?

Absolutely not! You probably already have a tape measure, ruler, and something to write with.

Everything else you need to complete the course – printable workbooks, checklists, blank planning layouts, and a master planning spreadsheet is included in the course materials.

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you buy, you can come back as many times as you wish. You also get free lifetime updates, as well as any new bonuses.

Every time I update the course, there’s a chance you’ll pay more later … which means the investment you make TODAY is the lowest price you can get on Small Space, Big Harvest.

The great thing about this course is that it pays for itself many times over. You’ll continue to benefit from the lessons when you sit down to plan your garden each year.

What format is the course in?

The course is a mix of demonstration videos, slideshows, written lessons, downloadable PDF worksheets and resources, and a master planning spreadsheet.

You can access it from your computer, tablet, or phone.

How is Small Space, Big Harvest different from other gardening courses?

There are lots of experts out there promising to teach you everything about growing food.

With a million modules, stacks of worksheets, long-winded (and boring) lessons, and confusing jargon, these courses only add to your overwhelm because they’re trying to be too many things to too many people.

I teach you what to do and how to do it in a way that makes the most sense for you, rather than just throwing a bunch of tips at you that you’ve probably heard already.

What you need is a simple, step-by-step garden-planning system that’ll help YOU grow more food—with less work. And that’s what you’ll get inside Small Space, Big Harvest.

What if I’m still not sure?

I don’t want you jumping into anything without being 100% sure. If you have any questions, please contact me, and I’ll be happy to answer all your questions!

Cheryl Spencer, certified gardener

What happens next?

When you click the button right up there👆 you’ll be taken to a checkout page. After you enroll, you’ll get instant access to a welcome email (it’s waiting for you right now!) along with instructions on how to get started.

This is it. Time to decide.

If you’re ready to grow more and work less, then now is your time. I’ll see you on the inside!

This isn’t a cookie-cutter approach to garden planning

Because every garden and every gardener is different.
I show you step-by-step how to plan YOUR garden from scratch, help you make the best choices for you and your garden, and give you all the tools you need to do it.

In short, you’re getting:

  • Four core Small Space, Big Harvest modules.
  • More than ten downloadable charts, checklists, and cheat sheets, including the master planning spreadsheet.
  • One bonus module.
  • My support during the course.
  • Lifetime access to the course.

And in four weeks or less you’ll:

  1. Create a garden layout that makes the most of the space you have.
  2. Choose the best vegetables for your garden and create a customized plan that meets your family’s needs.
  3. Lay out your beds for maximum production and minimum work.

Are you ready to grow more and work less?

Successful gardeners aren’t born. They’re made.

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