Are you ready to finally plan your garden ahead of time for a successful harvest and enjoyable gardening experience?
This free printable garden planner can help!
This garden planner printable is packed full of pages to help you plan, track, and organize your seasonal, monthly, and weekly garden tasks so you can make this year the year you finally get your seeds planted on time and keep up with your garden chores.
This planner is as functional as it is pretty. I’ve noted that, all too often, planting planners are either functional (but unattractive and unappealing to use) or frilly without much substance. I hope this planner fills the gap so you can have a garden binder that’s a joy to look at and a helpful planning tool and record.
I started gardening when I was four years old with container tomatoes on the back patio. Since then I’ve almost aways had at least something growing, even when it was only a small tomato growing in a water bottle. This planner brings together the garden planner and journal I’ve found most useful over the years. I hope you enjoy.
How to print and use garden planner printables
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These pages are a joy to print and use. They have carefully designed margins to ensure they are printer friendly. You won’t have anything important missing after you print and hole punch for your garden binder!
For best results, I recommend printing on 32 lb paper. This paper is brighter and thicker than “normal” printer paper. This means your pages look inviting and beautiful, plus they hold up better to repeated use. For a side-by-side comparison of several popular papers and cardstocks, be sure to check out this post on the best paper for planner printables.
- Made in USA: HP Papers is sourced from renewable forest resources and has achieved production with 0% deforestation in North America.
- Heavyweight premium printing: HP Premium32 is a heavyweight (32 pounds), brighter (100 bright) and whiter (163 whiteness) paper with a super-smooth...
- Certified sustainable: HP Premium32 presentation paper is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and contributes toward satisfying credit MR1...
I recommend printing these letter sized pages at 100% and placing them in a 3 ring binder. Keeping your garden planner each year can help you look back, reflect, and grow an even better garden next year. A clear view binder works perfectly because this set of printables comes with a lovely front cover page. Two cover pages, actually, with different skin tones:
You may also want tab dividers to separate your months and seasons.
Make sure to add a few heavy duty page protectors, too, so you can keep your empty seed packets!
Use and enjoy! This is really the most important step – you need to actually print and use your garden planner if you want your gardening results to get better and better.
Resources for keeping a successful garden
There are so many gardening books and resources available that it can be hard to know where to start. These are a few of my personal favorites because they have lots of useful information for new and experienced gardeners and clear images. I am happy to answer questions about any of the books listed below – they are all in my personal gardening library.
The author, Niki Jabbour, focuses on growing a family-sized garden in raised beds. The Year Round Vegetable Gardener is filled with practical suggestions that look nice and don’t cost a fortune to implement. I particularly love the book’s modern look and plentiful, bright images.
- The Year Round Vegetable Gardener How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year No Matter Where You Live
- Jabbour, Niki (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
Square Foot Gardening is a classic! An earlier edition was the first gardening book I ever owned. Square Foot Gardening is an intensive method that shows you how to plant a sizable amount of food in a small area by sectioning it off into one foot squares.
- Bartholomew, Mel (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 272 Pages - 11/27/2018 (Publication Date) - Cool Springs Press (Publisher)
This blog post details which herbs you can plant together and explains the difference between full sun, partial sun, and partial shade. In my experience, inadequate sunlight, improper watering, and planting herbs that don’t have similar requirements in the same container are major causes for unsuccessful herb gardens. This is a shame because most herbs are easy and rewarding to grow. They’re also very cost effective since buying fresh herbs costs so much!
Gloves are an iconic piece of gardening gear, but there are so many disappointing pairs of gloves available that leave your hands blistered and soggy. This guide details the best cut resistant garden gloves to keep your hands safe and cut-free while you garden.
Free printable garden planner
Let’s take a look inside your free printable garden planner!
This planner is packed full of pages to help you make the most of your garden. There are an incredible 41 pages in the PDF. Print just a few or print them all – whichever serves your needs best.
- Two cover pages
- Two “from the garden of” pages
- Nurseries & suppliers log
- Garden wish list
- Seed, root, and bulb inventory
- Garden shopping list
- Planting overview
- Seasonal garden expense and task tracker
- Seasonal garden notes
- Seasonal garden layout
- Seasonal planting tracker
- Monthly garden planner
- Monthly garden layout
- Square foot garden layout
- Garden layout notes
- Monthly planting tracker
- Monthly chore tracker
- Monthly harvest calendar
- Monthly expense record
- Monthly progress and notes
- Pest and disease log
- Weekly to-do list
- Weekly garden chore tracker
- Weekly progress and notes
- Watering tracker
- Weekly harvest record
- Blank plant profile page
- 11 popular herb profile pages with growing & harvest tips
- Blank recipe card
I created a flip through video so you can see everything before you download:
I think you’ll agree I should be charging for this planner. It’s more detailed (and beautiful) than many planners that are selling on Etsy. I believe strongly in the benefits of gardening and keeping garden records, so I want to make this garden planner accessible to you, regardless of your budget.
If you’d also like to keep track of important gardening dates in your regular planner, make sure to grab these free printable garden planners stickers.
Like all printable planners and journals on The Artisan Life, these are available for personal and single classroom use. You are welcome to print and use them as many times as you’d like for yourself and for your students (children or adults) in a class you are personally facilitating.
You are not licensed to redistribute the files or printouts to others for use in classes they are teaching. Instead, please refer your family and friends to this page so they can download their own copies.
If you like staying organized, make sure to download these additional free panner and journal printables on The Artisan Life: