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Printable Garden Planner

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Printable Garden Planner

Here’s everything you need to set up a garden planner, and it’s free! These are the printables that I used to set up my own garden planner years ago, and it’s still working great for me.

Want to see how I have my garden planner organized? Then, be sure to read to the end of the post. I’ve included lots of pictures of my current planner set up.

Spine of Printable Garden Planner

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. Just slip it into a binder, and you’re all set.

Printable Garden Plan Worksheet

Use this gridded page to plan your garden beds. The plant key at the bottom will help to keep your designs need and organized.

Print Garden Plan Worksheet

Printable Square Foot Garden Planner

Make the most of your gardening space by planting a square foot garden. This planner makes it easy to plan what you’ll plant in each square. If you want to do succession planting, just print a separate copy for each season.

Print Square Foot Garden Planner

Printable Square Foot Planting Guide

If you’re a square foot gardener, this square foot planting guide is a must. Look up the vegetable, fruit or herb that you want to plant, and it’ll tell you how many to plant per square. So handy!

Print Square Foot Planting Guide

Dibble Planting Guide

If you made a set of my dibbles to speed up your square foot planting, this dibble planting guide is nice to have. It shows you which dibble you need to use for each plant, and how deep you need to plant them.

Dibble Planting Guide

Monthly Garden Planner

Use this monthly planting planner to map out what needs to be planted each month, so you don’t overlook anything. Have things that you need to plant more than once? This worksheet can handle that, too.

Print Monthly Planting Planner

Printable Seasonal Garden Planner

Prefer to plan your garden out seasonally? Use this worksheet to plan what you’ll plant each season. You can even indicate whether things need to be planted early, mid or late season.

Print Seasonal Planting Planner

Seasonal Garden To-Do Lists

Use these seasonal garden to-do lists to keep up with your progress on important garden chores. There’s one for each season, and room to add additional to-dos.

Print Seasonal Garden To-Do Lists

Prefer to create your own list of seasonal garden chores? Use this seasonal garden chore list to do it.

Print Seasonal Garden Chore List

Printable Monthly Garden Chore List

Make a list of the chores that you need to tackle each month, so you don’t forget to do anything important. This monthly garden chore list makes it easy to set up a to-do list for each month. Fill it out once, and you’ll have a list you can refer to year after year.

Print Monthly Garden Chore List

Printable Garden Project Tracker

Have big plans for your garden that are going to take some time to accomplish? Use this garden project tracker to keep up with your progress over time.

Print Garden Project Tracker

Printable Garden Expenses Worksheet

Use this worksheet to record your garden expenses, and at the end of the season you’ll be able to see just how much you spent on seeds, plants, mulch, etc. This worksheet will also help you to track the price of the things that you buy each year, so you’ll know whether or not you’re getting a good deal.

Print Garden Expenses Worksheet

Plant Profile Printable

Create a profile for each plant you grow, so it’ll be easy to keep up with their needs, growing habits, harvest instructions and other particulars.

Print Plant Profile

Printable Seed Starting Tracker

Use this worksheet to track the success of your indoor seed starts, so you can repeat the things that worked and avoid the things that didn’t. It includes spots to record where you got your seeds, when you planted them, when they germinated and when you transplanted them. It also includes plenty of room to record success rates and information about the growing conditions for each plant.

Print Seed Starting Tracker

Plant Tracker

Use this plant tracker worksheet to track the success of new plantings. This will help you to determine which plants do best in your yard, which nurseries have the healthiest plants and even when you’re likely to see your first harvest.

Print Plant Tracker

Garden Pests & Problems Printable

Keep detailed records of the pests and problems you encounter in your garden, so you’ll be able to go back and see what worked and what didn’t the next time the same problem pops up.

Print Garden Pests & Problems Worksheet

Printable Fertilizer/Soil Amendment Record

Each time you fertilize or amend your garden soil to address an issue, record the details on this worksheet, so you can track the success of your efforts.

Print Fertilizer/Soil Amendment Record

Garden Harvest Tracker Printable

Print Garden Harvest Tracker

Use this garden harvest tracker to keep up with how much food your plants and trees are producing. This information can be used to determine which varieties are most productive, how much you should plant next year and even the cost per pound for the foods you grow.

“>Printable Seed Harvesting Record

Collect the seeds from your garden at the end of the season, so you’ll have fewer to buy next year. This Seed Harvesting Tracker is the perfect place to jot down harvest instructions and the results of your seed viability tests.

Print Seed Harvesting Tracker

Daily Garden Journal

Start a garden journal, so you’ll have a place to note all the things that are going on in your garden. Just taking a minute to jot down what’s in bloom and what’s going on with the weather will allow you to compare growing seasons and predict when things are likely to happen next year.

Print Daily Garden Journal

Printable Weekly Garden Journal

Too busy to keep a full-blown journal? No problem. This weekly garden journal is the perfect place to scribble a few quick notes about what’s going on in your garden.

Print Weekly Garden Journal

My Garden Planner

Okay, now that you have a bunch of pages for your garden planner, let me show you some of the things I keep in mine.

My Garden Design

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 keeps my records from getting dirty or wet.

Alphabet Index Tabs

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

Bluejay Blueberry Plant Tag

and filed each sheet/tag by letter. A for apples, B for blueberries … you get the idea.

Goldrush Apple Info Sheet

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.

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  1. I love your site and all the printables. I love your garden layout. I’m starting a new garden. Can you tell me what you used to draw out your layout? It’s so beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Senica. It was done in Adobe InDesign. As programs go, it’s a little pricey. I just typed “free garden designer” into Google, and it brought back several promising results. Might be something to check out.

  2. I would love to print your garden planner, but when I follow the link, it redirects me to thebalance dot com, and there is no place to download the printable. There are lots of ads with downloadable programs, but no planner. Your pages are so inpiring, I would really love to be able to download them. Can you please send me a workable link?

    1. Hi, Sonya. You just stumbled on a problem that’s currently driving me nuts. About.com moved all of my content over to their new site, thebalance.com, and none of the links to my printables are currently working (in fact the links aren’t even there at all). I’m hoping they’ll resolve this soon, but it’s already been like this for two weeks. Not really sure what to do in the meantime. If it were just one or two files, I’d offer to e-mail them, but there are so many pages to that garden journal, it’s really too big to send. I have a free printable cover for a garden planner here on MFH, but I know it’s not the same as getting all of those pages. I may just have to design something for this site.

      1. Hello!
        I really liked the pintables that you can view but not print on thebalance link as well. Is there any way to get a link to those that work?
        Thank you,

          1. Oh my goodness! I’ve been following and checking back off and on because you’re pages are perfect and it seems that it now works! There is a little “print” button next to each image on the balance. I don’t know if that is your doing or not, but I wanted to say thank you so much!

  3. Thank you so much for having just what I was looking for to help with my garden planning. I have herb, vegetable and perennial gardens. I am so excited for this growing season!

  4. Hi! I love this blog and thank you for making your printables available for free – a massive help and very inspiring!

    Just wondering, though, how might I go about resizing the printouts to fit into my Midori travelers notebook?

    Thanks in advance!

    A x

    1. Hi Anna,

      Your best bet would be to change the scale in your printer settings. There should be a tab where you can do this. On my computer it refers to this as “zoom,” even if you’re scaling down. But you can simply enter the percentage that you want to increase or decrease the document size. It may take a couple prints to dial in on the right size for your particular project, but it’s easy enough to do.

  5. I found your site while looking for a way to organize a garden and track plants/pests/soil ammendment etc. I. AM. IN. LOVE! I have printed the garden printables and am excited to start using them. I teach Horticulture to 4-H kids, so I will be forwarding your site to them. I will try your method for keeping critters out of my grapes this year! Maybe next year, a square foot garden! I also see you have many ways of organizing many things. I will definitely be back to check it all out!

  6. Thank you so much. Exactly what I wanted but didn’t know where to start. Always cautious about web downloads but your site is great.

  7. Thank you so much for these. I think you gave every angle covered! I look forward to getting organised with this beautifully designed garden planner.

  8. Thank you so much for making all of this available at no cost! I’ve been looking for an affordable and easy to work with a garden planner. Of the ones I looked at yours seemed the most simple to use for me. I have had garden plants and small raised beds on and off for years and was raised in my grandparents’ gardens as well as my parents’ garden but it’s different doing the gardening instead of doing what you are directed to do. I am also a very visual learner, so your journal is perfect for me. I’ve never used an actual journal like this except a notebook. This will be much better. Thank you again, so much! God bless you and yours.

  9. What a great site…a dream come true. Your guides and printable sheets are wonderful. Many gracious thanks…you are doing a great job!

  10. I just printed off all your garden journal pages and am looking forward to keeping my garden journal at my new home. I journaled in regular hardbound journals in the past, but this will probably be more flexible and easier to keep track of from year to year. Thank you!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this journal with the free templates! I have printed them out and will be putting together my own. Thank you for all the work you put into it so that fellow gardeners can be more organized. Happy Gardening! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ

  12. I’ve been using your plant tracker for years, and just ran out of copies… looked at a few others online, but finally had to hunt up your website because your plant tracker is just my favorite for simplicity and useful information. Thank you again for sharing it!

  13. I am getting ready to have 2 vegetable gardens in the spring. I am not much for keeping track of things by paper, but thought I better do this so as not to waste my seeds and plants. I am also trying to keep my gardening at minimal spending. Thank you so much for this planner.

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