When planning your garden, you will want to learn all you can about the vegetables and herbs you will be planting . You can use this printable sheet to keep track of the information to help you grow successfully. Just click here to download and print as many copies as you need.
How to Use This Sheet:
- Choose which vegetable, herb, or flower you want to grow.
- Under the “hardiness zone” write your last average frost date” for your city, when planning your spring garden.
- When should they be planted? 6-8 weeks before your last frost or after all danger of frost is over?
- Should you plant seeds directly in the ground, or purchase transplants?
- If you are using square foot planting, how many plants per square feet?
- When can you expect this plant to mature? This is helpful for planting in the fall. You will need to know your first frost date, and count backwards to be sure it will mature before a frost.
- What type of pests should you expect with this particular vegetable? How do you minimize them? Companion plants that will deter pest, attract beneficial insects, or do you need an insect netting barrier?
Knowing as much as you can about the plant you are growing will prevent a lot of the problems gardeners often see.
Download and print multiple pages to keep in your garden journal.
Here are additional resources that may help. My planting in the Chattanooga Area Growing Guide can easily be modified for other growing areas. Just find you first and last frost date and follow the guide.
Are you ready to kick start your garden with expert guidance? If you live in the Chattanooga and surrounding area, schedule a garden consultation and let’s collaborate to set your garden on the road to success? Not in my area? You can still schedule a “phone a gardener” and I’ll be happy to answer all your questions. You can book these at www.GrowingwithGardenchick.com