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Garden Update Week 3: Designing The Garden Floor Plan

a photo of the planned out garden

Last week I talked about planning action steps for your garden, and the week before  about setting your goals for the upcoming gardening season. Now that you are done that, where do we go from there? Today we are going to look at some tools that we will use to design the layout of our garden, where the veggies will go, and that way we will be able to plant some seeds!.

a photo of the planned out garden

Why a Garden “Floor” Plan is Important

As I have spoken about before, it’s best to know what you are going to be planting, so you can have a plan, then execute it. The best way to do this is to draw it out. Once you get a visual of where the plants are going to go, it is easier to make changes on paper than if the plants are in the ground.

The Garden Design:

Annie over at Annie’s Kitchen Garden has been planning her garden over the last couple days with some graph paper and cute little icons she found online. She told me it was all pieced together by her paint program. Wow, that is total dedication.

I originally thought that she was using the Grow Planner from Mother Earth News. Lucky for me there is that awesome app, so I decided to give it a try. You can see the plan as it is for this week here:

Here is a photo I cropped. Notice the spaces aren’t full yet – I am waiting for the results of the poll. Get your votes in today!

A picture as to how it is coming so far...

Help me fill up the empty spaces, VOTE today!

Some resources to get you planning:

Your Turn

We are into the second week of the garden poll. You tell me what to grow – there have been some entries so far, and I’ll let you know the winners next week.

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  • vanillasugarblog February 9, 2012, 12:29 pm

    nice chart Jason!
    I have no green thumb whatsoever.
    Sad I know.
    But I love to learn from others–maybe someday.
    If I did have a garden I would love to grow all things herbs.

  • Jenn@The Leftover Queen February 9, 2012, 4:24 pm

    This is great! I am so excited for gardening season!

  • Jason Sandeman February 10, 2012, 10:14 am

    @Vanillasugarblog – Hey Dawn. You know what? I don’t really have a green thumb either. LOL. It comes from a little bit of experience, is all. In fact, if you have even a small set of containers, you could even grow your own herbs in a pot. Perhaps that would something cool to do for the WDC garden? Would you like to see something like that?

  • Jason Sandeman February 10, 2012, 10:15 am

    @Jenn – Right on! Did you vote in the poll? What are you gonna grow?

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