Why do I need a Planting Plan?
A planting plan is a tool gardeners and farmers use to calculate the quantity and variety of vegetables they will grow through the spring, summer and fall.
Taking the time to create a Planting Plan will help you:
How to create a Planting Plan
If you gardened last year, take time to review your successes and difficulties. Consider recording in a garden journal: Did you have vegetables that did well? Did your family enjoy eating more of one vegetable than the other? Were there vegetables that required too much maintenance?
Make a list of vegetables that you want to grow and divide them into cool season (spring, fall) and warm season (summer) categories using the Cool & Warm Season Guide and the Planting Calendar in your packet. Prioritize your lists according to the vegetables you are most interested in growing; keep in mind how much space you want to devote to each vegetable.
Click on the Planting Planning Calculator button below and enter your membership information. Plot out the vegetables you want to plant in spring, summer and fall using KCCG’s Plotting Tool. After finishing your maps, input each vegetable into the the appropriate season and click submit to receive your completed planting plan via email!
KCCG members have access to an online Planting Plan Calculator which will determine:
- Planting and harvest dates
- Number of plants and seed packs
- Amount of chicken manure fertilizer
- Number of straw bales for mulching
- How much to budget for your garden