The most common complaint I hear from those wanting to start a garden is their inability to stay organized enough to grow a successful garden.
They usually think their biggest obstacle is time, but frankly, the real problem is organization.
When you’re organized, you’d be surprised what you can accomplish.
Different Methods of Organization
When I started planning my first garden, I used free printables online but none of them gave me exactly what I needed. I also used a fancy Moleskin planner, which I really liked, but it ran out of layout grid space and had useless pages. (Why do I need an entire section for pots and tools?)
I also wanted a planner I could take out in the garden with me. I took my pretty Moleskin planner out in the garden, but I always worried about ruining it.
This year, I had an impulsive thought: I’d create my own!
The Garden Organizer I’ve Always Wanted
So I set to work and 6 hours later, my very first planner was born.
It gives me space to dream, ample room for planning my garden layout, and a place to plan what I need to buy and when I need to plant what. In addition, I like to keep track of my harvest and how much I’m able to can and freeze. This is very helpful in deciding what and how much to plant next year. I also included a fall recap chart where I’ll be able to note how each crop did and what I need to do different next year. This will make next season’s planning that much easier!
I’m Not the Only One
And here’s what I thought as I was creating this planner:
Surely I’m not the only one.
So I went to Amazon and looked at reviews of current garden planners on the market.
I was right. The same issues I had with my garden organizing methods were the same issues others had had.
That’s why I decided that instead of creating a garden planner for myself, I’d offer it to you as well.
It’s called the Simple Garden Planner.
In its printed form, it’s spiral-bound, which makes writing in it easier, and it’s inexpensive enough to not worry about taking it out to the garden with you. Plus, how many times have you gone out in the garden, ready to plant a crop, and forgot how far apart the seeds (or plants) needed to be? My planner has a quick reference sheet for plant spacing and even companion planting. That way you won’t have to lug your gardening books outside (yes I’ve done that).
Does this sound like the planner you’ve always wanted, too? Yes?
Click here to get more information on (and more snapshots of) the Simple Garden Planner, and you can place your order there, too (with free shipping).
If you purchase the Simple Garden Planner, I’ll immediately send you a downloadable .pdf of the planner so you can get started planning right away until your planner arrives. I will ship it within 1-2 days.
But if you just want a printable version, I’ve made that available, too, here.
I want you to succeed in your garden venture because I know how rewarding a successful garden is. And I’ve seen the frustration of others when their garden didn’t go as planned.
And in my opinion it all starts with organization.
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