Garden Plans

Get inspired with these garden plans for vegetables, herbs, and fruit!

Nothing beats having great examples of garden plans from which to learn and to get inspired.

For this issue, we’ve handpicked some great garden plans created by—guess who?—our own Almanac gardeners!

Whether your garden is small or large, shady or sunny, dry or normal, using beds or containers, we have the perfect garden plan for any size yard.

Garden Plans

Garden Plans: Backyard and Family Gardens

There's nothing like growing fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruit right outside your home!
See plans for backyard and family gardens.

Garden Plans: Small Gardens

Maximize your harvest and minimize waste with a great garden plan.
See plans for small gardens.


Garden Plans: Partial-Shade

Most vegetables love sun, so know which will tolerate some shade.
See garden plans for partial shade.


Garden Plans: Dry Garden

Irrigation and aquaponics are great for drought and desert areas—and simply water-wise.
See garden plans for dry gardens.


Square-Foot Garden Plans

Follow the SFG practice with raised “boxes” that can be densely planted for multiple harvests.
See square-foot garden plans.


Kitchen Garden Plans (Potagers)

Imagine growing fruits and vegetables right outside your kitchen door.

See our kitchen garden plans.


Find More Garden Plans

We have highlighted sample plans here, however, you can find hundreds of garden plans using our Almanac Garden Planner tool—which will customize your planting and harvesting dates! Try a 30-day free trial of the Almanac Garden Planner here.


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I have raised beds in my

I have raised beds in my backyard and plan to install plastic covers in order to extend the planting season. I did a quick plan for my zip code (80210), but am wondering how it would change when I install plastic covering. Thank you!

Plastic covers will raise the

Plastic covers will raise the temperature in the raised beds. You can start your seeds and plants several weeks earlier. You may also be able to reseed or replant certain vegetables and harvest more produce during the growing season.

Also, the Garden Planner

Also, the Garden Planner includes icons for row covers (as well as cold frames, greenhouses, hoop houses etc) which automatically adjusts the season for plants grown beneath them. You can find these icons by clicking on the selection bar drop-down filter (just above the plant selection bar), and choosing Garden Objects from the list - the garden objects will then replace the plants in the selection bar. Add the row cover icon to your plan over your plants, and the Garden Planner will automatically extend the dates for those plants.

I live in zone 7. When

I live in zone 7. When should I plant potatoes?

Please see our Planting Guide

Please see our Planting Guide which is customized to zip code here:

I love this program. It was a

I love this program. It was a move into the 21st century for me. After 37 years of growing my own food with paper records I took a chance with total satisfaction. My garden is complicated and this makes it simple.