Friday, February 3, 2012

Planning your garden

One of the most important steps in planting a garden is to plan. If you do not plan your garden, you might forget to plant things at the correct time or in the wrong place. The first step is deciding what you want to plant, then map it out. We like to use an online tool called The Gardener's Spot Vegetable Garden Planner. All you need to know is what you want to plant, and the size of garden you have. Then it is easy to draw out the plan in the garden planner, and then simply add the vegetables. What I love so much about it is the reminders that are sent by email telling you when it is time to start the plant from seed or outdoors. Then the next year when you are planning it out again, it will help you know how to rotate successfully. It is all based on the frost dates from your area, and is thus personalized for your own garden. You can try it free for 30 days with no obligation to pay for the yearly subscription which is only $25. It is such a great tool, and I highly recommend it. So now the only question is, what are you going to plant this year?

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