Garden Planner — Design Your Best Garden Ever

Growing a great vegetable garden involves juggling the needs of dozens of different crops. Some like it hot while others prefer cool spring or fall growing conditions, but figuring out when to plant what — and where — just got easier. With the help of our friends at MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we've created an interactive Garden Planner where you can quickly get the data you need to design your best garden ever — and it’s all free for 7 days.

Here are some of the things the Garden Planner can do:

Find Frost Dates

Find the average first and last frost dates for your area, based on records from over 4,300 weather stations. All you have to do is punch in your ZIP code, and the Garden Planner software does the rest. If your experience in your microclimate points you toward different dates, you have the option of setting the frost dates yourself. The Planner will use these dates to tell you the best planting times for more than 80 garden crops. This function is a great one to use during the free 7-day trial. If you want, the Planner will even send you twice-monthly reminders about what crops to sow and plant from your plans.

Garden Bed Design

Experiment with bed designs and plant placement. If your garden beds are already in place, simply set up your garden’s template in the Garden Planner and start plugging in plants. The vegetables have already been coded with space requirements, so you can quickly see how many will fit in a given bed or row. Or, use the Garden Planner to design new beds for any garden.

Plan to Plot 

Planting Guidance

Get a personalized planting chart. Once your plan is complete the software compiles a chart showing how many of each plant you need to buy or raise from seed, the correct spacing and recommended planting dates for your area. You can print both the plan and plant list as a handy reference to take into your garden.



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