Develop a Seed Plan for Your Vegetable Garden, Part 2: Design Your Plot on Paper


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beets planted with peas 

Beets planted with peas.
Photo by Sheryl Campbell

You’ve taken the first steps in developing a seed plan and know what seeds you want to plant. It’s important to get it on paper since it’s difficult to remember everything when you’re in the midst of planting, harvesting, and battling weeds.

Plot Out Your Garden Using Graph Paper 

I created graph paper templates of all my vegetable gardening plots. One square on the graph equals one square foot in my garden. Each winter, I get out all my seeds, determine what I want to harvest in what months, and plot out when and where to plant each type of vegetable.

I’ve opted for a small enough template to fit into my gardening notebook. To make the small squares work I’ve developed abbreviations and codes to designate different plants. Each graph is in a plastic sheet protector so I can remove it from the notebook and carry it into the garden with me.



garden template





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