Your gardening plan will give you a good start on your path to a great organic garden!A good gardening plan is your next step in growing your
Organic Victory Garden, it will help guide you in preparing your garden area and buying your seeds.
Visualize your creation!
Then you can create a very simple plan that you write out, draw a garden map or create a virtual garden using an online garden planner.
Here is an example of a fun garden planner
which can be used for regular or square foot gardening.
Try out your free garden planner here.
Picture a beautiful “Victory” garden. Imagine the garden you have energy to start today and the garden you would like to see in five years.
Although gardens tend to be living organisms that grow and change in unexpected ways , a good long term vision will help you choose a good place for your garden beds, fruit trees and berry bushes and other perennials that you may not be ready to plant your first year. If you have some space, visualize a beautiful garden with some sitting areas, maybe a gazebo, possibly a swing set or play area for kids , a patio or BBQ.
Every good plan will consist of:
- List of garden vegetables, and flowers- your favorites!
- Garden bed layout: Type, shape and placement of your garden beds and perennial plants:
- First and last frost dates
- Compost Area: Type and placement
- Water system: Overhead or drip
- Fencing: Size, height and area
- Possibly a green house or cold frame
Develop a good garden calendar that reflects your own garden, and your first and last frost days.
If you would like to learn more about what goes into a gardening plan and how to draw your own check out my Victory Garden ebook chapter 5.
You can also use some very innovative computer garden programs.
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Some of these programs will help you map out your garden, choose the right crops for your area and learn when to plant them.
The late fall and winter are great times for garden plans, ordering seeds, and garden supplies for the new garden season is just ahead.