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.
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 Moleskine garden journal, which I really liked, but it ran out of layout grid space and had pages I didn’t use.
I also wanted a planner I could take out in the garden with me. I took my pretty Moleskine planner out in the garden, but I always worried about ruining it.
I’m Not the Only One
I wondered if I was the only one who couldn’t find a suitable method of garden organization. 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.
Then one year, I had an impulsive thought: I’d create my own! So I set to work and my very first planner was born.
The Garden Organizer I’ve Always Wanted
The Simple Garden Planner gives me space to dream, room for planning my garden layout, a place to plan what I need to buy and when I need to plant what, and more. 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 at the end of the season I note how each crop did and what I need to do different next year. That makes next season’s planning that much easier!
In its printed form, the spiral-bound spine 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 did that a LOT my first couple of seasons!).
Does this sound like the planner you’ve always wanted, too?
With your purchase of the spiral-bound version, you’ll immediately receive a downloadable .pdf of the planner so you can get started planning right away until your planner arrives.
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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