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. It includes a front, back and spine.
And here are some pages that you can use in your planner …
Use these seasonal garden to-do lists to keep up with your progress on important garden chores.
If you’re a square foot gardener, this square foot planting guide is a must. Just look up the vegetable, fruit or herb that you want to plant, and it’ll tell you how many to plant per square.
If you made a set of my dibbles to speed up your square foot planting, this dibble planting guide would be a handy addition to your garden planner. It shows you which dibble you need to use for each plant, and how deep you need to plant them.
Okay, now that you have a few pages for your garden planner, let me show you what I keep in mine.
The first page of my planner is a copy of my garden design. Since I sometimes take my planner out to the garden with me, I decided to put all my planner pages inside page protectors. This should protect my records from getting dirty or wet.
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 thebalance.com.
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