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An online vegetable garden planner for anyone who wants homegrown, healthy and tasty food to be part of their lifestyle...while having a busy life.
Personalized Vegetable Garden Planner
There are a lot of variables that go into planning a garden. Smart Gardener does all the hard work for you. We collect, calculate and create a smart personal profile of your garden just for you. Learn more about your profile.
The Right Plants for You
We make it easy to find the right plants, so you can’t go wrong. With over 3000 organic, GMO free, edible varieties to choose from (and buy from our partners), Smart Gardener offers you recommendations along with super simple ways to find plants suited to your growing conditions. Learn more about plants.
An Optimized Vegetable Garden Plan
Get your garden plan so you can get out in the garden. Smart Gardener combines your selected plants, vegetable garden layout, and household size with complex planting variables, to help create a Smart Garden Plan just for you. Learn more about Garden Plan.
To Dos Just for Your Garden
We track all of your gardens’ tasks so you don’t have to. Our smart vegetable garden planner schedules all your gardens’ “To Dos,” from prepping to picking. View To Dos at a glance and get weekly email reminders when it’s time to get in your garden. Learn more about To Dos.
A Garden Journal That Keeps Track of You
It’s a smart garden planner Journal that tracks, collects and shares. Our vegetable garden planner keeps your Journal up to date, so you don’t have to. But go ahead, enter notes, and photos too. It’s also finds and shares all other’s gardeners notes and photos about the same varieties you are growing. Learn more about your Journal.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Keep your garden thriving during these long, hot days with our advice on how to properly water your garden, and tips on the best types of mulch to use to keep your garden’s soil cool and moist. We’ve also have some guidance on saving your own seeds. Learn more about Tips and Tricks.
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Many of us will have drawn out our gardens, if only a rough sketch, to work out what space we have and to help us to select the plants we’ll grow. There are a few essential questions to ask to make sure that your time spent garden planning is as productive as possible.
How many plants can I grow in the space I have?
One of the most common mistakes gardeners make is trying to cram too many crops into their gardens, which results in overcrowding and poor harvests as the plants get bigger and compete for the best nutrients.
What is the best layout for my plants?
It’s usually necessary to rearrange the plants on a plan until you achieve the perfect layout. Make sure that you consider both the size of plants when they are fully grown, and their growing needs; for instance, sprawling squash should be at the edge of vegetable beds so they don’t smother other crops, leafy crops like summer lettuce can benefit from the shade cast by taller plants, and sweet corn should always be grown in blocks rather than a single row so that they can wind-pollinate properly.
What do I need to buy or order?
Carefully planning seed and garden supply orders is essential, so you can get growing as soon as the weather is right.
When should I plant?
It’s important to draw up a schedule of the best times for planting each crop in your local area. For best results some crops such as tomatoes and peppers should be started off under cover or indoors several weeks before your last frost. Other crops such as beans and squash can’t be sown until outside temperatures are reliably warm.
What might go wrong?
Consider what might cause problems. For example, big blocks of single crops can easily be attacked by pests such as aphids so don’t forget to include flowering plants to attract beneficial insects in your plan, or a sudden hot spell might cripple young tender plants unless you have planned adequate irrigation or shade.
All this planning can be done using pen and paper, but this can be time-consuming. It becomes increasingly complicated the more plants you grow, particularly if you’re keeping track of several years of plans for crop rotation purposes.
Using the Garden Planner
The Garden Planner has been designed to solve many of the headaches of growing a successful garden by helping you to produce the perfect plan of what you’ll grow where and when.
The first step is to add all of the key items that you have or plan to include in your garden. The Garden Planner has lots of ready-designed garden objects such as sheds, fences and compost bins, which can be dropped straight into your plan. Many of them, such as raised beds and glasshouses can be adjusted to fit your space. For odd-shaped gardens you can mark boundaries with lines or fences, which can be curved if necessary.
Plan My Vegetable Garden For Me
To add plants, just click on the plant to pick it up, click on your plan where you want to place it, and then hold down your mouse button and drag to draw a whole row or block. As you add vegetables the space they require is clearly shown by the colored area around each plant, and the tooltip displays how many plants will fit into the area.
Click on the ‘i’ button next to the plant in the selection bar for growing information. You can also use the Filter button to the left of the selection bar to only crops that suit your requirements.
You can plan traditional rows or blocks, or if you’re using the intensive Square Foot Gardening method, the Garden Planner has a dedicated SFG mode.
More Useful Garden Planner Features
The Garden Planner has many other powerful features that make it easy to get more from your garden.
- Personalized sowing, planting and harvesting times. The Garden Planner adapts to your location by looking up the average frost dates for your area in our database of over 5000 weather stations and using this to produce a personalized Plant List, showing how many of each plant you require and when to sow, plant and harvest them in your location. Twice a month the Garden Planner sends email reminders of what can be sown or planted now from your garden plans to help you keep on track and not miss key planting dates.
- Succession planting. Organize which crops will follow on from others using the succession planting feature, setting in-ground dates for your plants and viewing them month by month to show where gaps will appear.
- Crop rotation. Each plant has a crop family color so you can easily identify it. The Garden Planner warns you about where you should avoid placing each vegetable based on what was in that area in previous years, helping to reduce the likelihood of soil-borne pests and diseases surviving from one year to the next.
- Irrigation. Use the Filter drop-down box to select Irrigation, and then use the various components to create your system. The Parts List will create an easy to use shopping list of the items you will need, based on your design. Other garden objects from your plan will also be listed here.
- Season extenders. Glasshouses, cold frames and row covers can all be used to extend the season. The Garden Planner automatically updates the sow, plant and harvest times for your vegetables when you add these protective structures to your plan.
Plan My Flower Garden
Planning your garden will ensure you’ve got all the information you need to start your plants at the best time and give them the best chance of survival through the growing season. With good planning, some hard work, and a little help from Mother Nature, you can look forward to harvesting a bumper crop.