Are you trying to plan your garden layout but you don’t have any graph paper? If you don’t want to buy graph paper to plan your garden once a year, this Garden Layout Planner page comes in handy! Just download the pdf to your computer and print out as many copies as you need.
This free Garden Layout Planner page has space to jot down the year, the location of the garden (in case you have more than one space or you have several raised beds, etc), and the amount of space each square represents in your actual garden (1 square = 1 square foot, for example). I’ve also included a reminder to label which direction north is on your plan to help you plan shorter, sun-loving crops to the south of tall crops to prevent shading them.
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How to Use this Garden Layout Planner Page
Once you determine what crops you wish to grow, you’ll want to plan their layout to allow the proper space and conditions for each plant. Check the seed packet for the ideal growing conditions and amount of space that each plant needs to help plan your garden layout. Use this information to fill in the beds of a square-foot garden or to plan rows in a traditional garden layout.
Once you have your final plans ready, you can draw on your layout page and add the crops, varieties, and notes about their needs. If you make a mistake, just print out another page and start over.
Great for Planning a Square Foot Garden
Some large plants, like pumpkins and squash, may take up 10 to 20 square feet. Other plants are small and may only need a few inches of space. You may grow nine or more carrots in one square foot, so be sure to plan according to the mature size of each plant. If you wish to plant intensively, I highly recommend
Works Great for a Traditional Row Garden Plan, Too
For folks who wish to plant their garden in rows, you can also use this planner page to work on your layout. You might find it easier to use small cutouts to represent plants or rows of plants. These can be moved around easily to help you envision your new garden. You might use sticky notes like
Grab Your Free Download…
Feel free to download and keep this planner page in your files to print whenever needed. You can also come back to my website to print the pages again. There’s no fee and you don’t have to sign up for my newsletter just to get this freebie.
I made this worksheet fairly plain so that the graph area is clean and neat… no background decoration to get in the way of planning your garden beds. However, if you like a decorative image in the background, check out the second pdf, below!
Don’t Throw Away Your Garden Layout Planner Page After You’ve Planted!
Keep your completed Garden Layout Planner Page in your garden journal. This helps you plan crop rotation, track the varieties planted, and keep notes about how plants grew in different parts of your garden. Just use a three ring binder – unbreakable” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener sponsored nofollow”>three-ring binder (ad#) for easy access.
Try organizing your garden journal with tabs to separate each year to make it easier to find things each year. Add some of my other Free Garden Journal and Planner Pages that are helpful for keeping notes, starting seeds in the spring, and organizing your garden chores each season.
If there is a journal page that you’d love to have, drop me a line or leave a comment. I love to hear from my readers and I’m always on the lookout for new freebies to create!
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Hey Gardeners! Check out my helpful ebook,Recipes for Your Garden on Etsy! This handy ebook can be downloaded and printed for easy use. Just cut out the recipes and use them as labels on spray bottles or put them in a recipe holder, or store the pages of your ebook in a three-ring binder to use over and over. Print the recipes as many times as you like!
Lisa Lombardo is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Backyard Homesteading and Organic Gardening for Beginners, and she writes about gardening and homesteading for this website and The New Homesteader's Almanac.
Lisa grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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