One of my very favorite things about winter is thinking about the garden plan. Yesterday I spent some time poking around the internet looking at planning websites and found this great service at Motherearthnews.com. For a thirty day free trial ($25/year after the thirty days), you can design your space using lots of cool features. The site uploads a plant list for your climate, then you can determine your square footage and add all of the beds, structures and plants that you’d like. Whenever your ready you can share it, publish it, view it on your phone and/or print it. The tutorials that are available helped me to get started and before I knew it I had created this complete map of my kitchen garden.
Here is the link to the vegetable garden planner which I happened upon by simply googling “garden plan.” Somehow it’s a little tricky to get there from the main Mother Earth News website. Just a side note about the Mother Earth News web site; that’s a wonderful resource too! There’s lots of great information about gardening, sustainable living and health. I could spend days just reading and gathering ideas there. Here’s the link to the plan above that Mother Earth News publishes on-line. You’ll see the plant list that comes with it just below the plan. I believe that Mother Earth even sends you e-mails telling when to plant things.
As I finish typing I can hear the ducks down in the pond for the first time this year. Spring really is right around the corner!
If you create a garden plan, let me know, and I’ll share here on The Salem Garden!
***Just so you know, this is not a paid endorsement, I have no connection to Mother Earth News, I just liked it 😉 ***