Bring on gardening season! I just redid my garden planner, and I think it’s the best set up that I’ve ever had.
But, before I show you how I decided to organize things, let’s get a garden planner started for you. Here’s a link to the printable cover.
And now that we have that taken care of, let’s talk about what goes inside … I stuck a copy of my garden design at the front of my binder for easy reference. Since my planner may go out to the garden with me sometimes, I put this page (and all other pages) inside page protectors. An ounce of prevention and all that …
I’ve always been pretty good about saving the tags and info sheets that come with plants, but I haven’t been very good about organizing them. Translation: they were all shoved in a file folder. To fix this mess, I purchased a set of alphabet index dividers …
and filed each sheet/tag by letter. A for apples, B for blueberries … you get the idea.
Then, I jumped online and printed sheets for any plants that I didn’t have information on. Now, I have a handy guide to everything I grow, and a set up that will be easy to add to over time.
As we get closer to gardening season, I’ll add additional pages to track my seed starts, bed plans and other projects. If you’re ready to get moving on these things now, you’ll find my full collection of gardening printables over on About.com
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