Gearing up to plan this year’s garden starts with seed catalogs and doesn’t stop until the last bitter freeze. Our FREE 11 Page Garden Planner/Binder pulls together everything you need to plan and execute the most impressive garden you’ve ever grown.
We love this planner! Too often our eyes are bigger than our available space and we buy way more seeds/plantings and plants that we can fit. I bet you can relate and that is partly why you are here with us.
🏡 Why This Planner Works
Covers it All | We’ve got you covered with everything you need to get started for a little patio garden, a few raised beds or a massive harvest.
Use it Over and Over Again | Printing off and using a planner like this allows you to reuse the pages again next year and the year after! All the while referencing back to what worked last year and what didn’t.
Easy Enough For Everyone | Print the pages you need this year or simply print off the entire planner. Everyone (even kiddos) can use this planner with ease.
🌿 What’s Included
This is a great one to simply slide into the see-through cover on the binders.
Seed Starting Tracker
This is a great starting point for the season to track all the seeds that you have growing in the little trays. You can buy the trays on Amazon, at Walmart or even be eco-friendly and use the cardboard egg cartons which can be planted directly into the ground. Make sure to look on the back of each seed packet to see when is the best time to start them.
For all organizational gurus and those that strive to be that way, this is a necessity. Knowing when to plant everything so you can back up the days and weeks gets you and your upcoming harvest off on the right track. Again, this is the time to look at the back of all of your seed packets and start marking everything down so you don’t lose track and forget to plant something.
This is a great way to lay out what you want to plant this year. Divide it up based on a square foot or even use it as a way to organize your pots on the deck. Everyone can use and benefit from laying out what they want to plant this year. We have used this using our raised beds along with our large pots on the deck. This resulted in less confusion and a more organized method of gardening.
So many enjoyable tasks need to be done while gardening and time pass quickly. If you don’t mark down what you need to do, the time may slip away and you will miss out on targeted tasks like fertilizing, testing your soil PH, dividing perennials, deadheading spring bulbs, setting up drip irrigation, and repotting. Think about breaking up the seasonal tasks into Spring, Summer, and Fall. Add in Winter if you aren’t in the dead cold zone of the midwest and northeast.
Now it’s time to look at all your gardening jobs and break them into monthly jobs that aren’t the seasonal variety. Think about your upcoming garden and what things will need to be tackled each month. This might be simple things like adding in compost or fertilizers for your tomatoes.
Plant Care Notes
Take the time to write down everything you can about taking special care of all your plants. Some of your plants may need special treatment for slugs, bugs, and other pesky critters that joined your garden without an invitation!
These are wonderfully adorable and perfect for not only the leftover seeds from this year but any seeds that you collect from friends. Take them all as that means a free garden for you. Label the printable seed packets and then write down everything you can about the seeds to prep for your next planting.
Weekly Gardening Journal
Don’t skip printing out this one as it can be the most important one in the whole binder set. So much happens so quickly in our gardens that it’s best to write down the good, bad and ugly of what is going on. You can start documenting when things come up when critters came, when or how that white spot showed up. Anything at all.
This also helps you track how long issues or concerns are happening on your plants. We also like to use this as a Start/Stop/Continue resource going forward. We know what we want to Start doing in our garden, what we want to stop doing, and what we would like to Continue doing. That helps us not repeat past mistakes and the documentation allows us to reference. It is so easy to forget.
Track all of your watering habits. This can be done if you are doing it all manually or if you are using drip irrigation. We tracked ours last year and found out that our drip was on way too long but it wasn’t reaching a certain part of the garden, all at the same time. It’s great to dial in what works given the time of year, plantings, and how hot it is.
Track all of the seeds that you own, where they are best planted, and what their needs are all at the time. This snapshot is perfect for when you are ready to shop and before you start planting. I often have leftover seeds from the previous year so I don’t need to buy wildflowers again, as I usually have some extras from last year. I now mark those down on my sheet.
- Grab the Free 11 Page Planner.
- Use a binder that has a see through cover and slide the cover in.
- Create a magical garden of your dreams all while tracking your progress along the way.