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Garden Layout Planner Page Freebie

Free Garden Layout Planner Page

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 save or just print out as many copies as you need from this post.

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 All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition as a great resource.

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 Page Marker Post-its helpful for working on your layout.

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!

Garden Layout Planner Page with grid for planning garden, has a light, decorative background image of a lady gardener
This second version of my planner page has a light background image of a lady gardener.

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 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 help keep notes, start seeds in the spring, and organize 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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105 Comments on “Garden Layout Planner Page Freebie

  1. Thank you so much for this! Us all buying a whole package of graph paper each just to use a few sheets is so wasteful. You’re helping us AND thr environment! 🙂

  2. Definite need to plan garden anymore as my mind is not what it used to be. Will help me plan a garden, cmpanion plants, and locations

  3. Thanks very much for this. I’ll be send a link to this page to a friend who is new to gardening and needs all the help he can get

  4. I had never considered using a graph type planner until now. This will be handy for the whole garden and each planting bed.

  5. This is nice and simple, thanks! Now the only issue is seeing if I can stick to plans and not just start sticking seeds and plants everywhere when I get out there… oh and letting all the volunteers join in too

  6. This will be handy to keep track of where things have been planted each growing season, so I can manage crop rotation better.

  7. Though I am container gardening, This will help me map out what will go into which. And I’ll be able to save this layout planner for future gardening layouts. Thank you!

  8. I’m moving to the Salt Lake City area in June of 2023, but haven’t bought a home yet. I’ll probably use Square foot gardening or similar raised garden beds. I always forget what I planted where, si this will help me dream and also organize one I get my house.

  9. This is great, this will help me plan my garden with actually seeing it all layed out, I’m such a visual learner.

  10. These will be so useful for laying out the new gardens! Starting garden planning now, again, thanks for sharing these!

  11. I have to say the idea of being more organized in the garden …something that will make things much easier for us when we begin our first garden in Alaska. I need all the tools and info that I can to make that happen.

  12. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful information and resources that you share! I’m excited about my veggie garden 2023.

  13. Thanks for this planner! It is the season now to plan it all out. In my area I can’t plant most things out until after Memorial Day. It seems like forever.

  14. This planning sheet is super helpful! People think one just throws seeds in the ground and watch them grow, but to be efficient and effective, you really have to plan. I like to plan my garden lay-out to incorporate rotational planting, companion planting, etc. It’s nice to be able to work that out on paper first. 🙂

  15. The Planner will help with Location of Plants you can’t identify by look. I use in Ground label post but sometimes Step on them or be covered in Clay.

  16. My biggest problem is lack of organization. This printable planner will definitely help with that. Thank you!

  17. Planting my first-ever spring garden at almost 60 years of age. I realize that the placement and spacing of seed are extremely important to a successful garden. This graph will be very helpful! Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much, this well help my thirteen year old daughter and I as we plan out what we want to do with our planting this year!

  18. Thank you for the printable! I have to do nearly all of my gardening on our deck, so this will definitely help with the sun mapping and planning.

  19. This garden layout page will make it so much easier to plan square foot gardening. Back when I was growing up we had the availability to grow HUGE, LOOONG rows with so many of the basic necessity foods that we used for canning or freezing. Much of our property is swamp so we don’t have the space for long row gardening, so this is perfect to help keep track of what, where and when and how much!! Thank you so very much Lisa!!

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