While I like to dream about becoming a skilled gardener someday, the reality is I have a terrible brown thumb and I kill most plants I touch. I think a lot of my garden woes have to do with inattentiveness though – I forget to water my leafy friends, fertilise them, or do anything that might come close to caring for them. Terrible right?
So I decided to make up a planner to track my plant care, watch seedling growth, monitor pests and plan out my garden beds. Hopefully this will help me get organised in my backyard and straighten out by brown thumb!
- White letter-sized paper
- Garden planner printable
The instructions for this one are as simple as they come – grab some letter-sized copy paper and print out the garden planner. If you’re printing this at home it may print out with white edges; just trim these off with a pair of scissors.
The file comes with 5 pages – a pest tracker, seedling log, 2 square foot planners (one in 4 x 4 format and one in 3 x 6 format) and a spiffy cover sheet to tie it all together.
For the seedling log and pest tracker, simply fill the fields in as you plant your seedlings or spot pests.
In the square foot planner, make a note of how you’d like to set out your garden beds by allocating each type of plant to a square foot. Draw in a sketch of the plant (if you feel up to drawing), then write in the name and quantity that will be housed in each square.
See below for a preview of all the pages in the planner and happy gardening!