Online Garden Planner from The Old Farmer's Almanac

Plan for a More Productive Garden in 2018!

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Plan for a more productive garden in 2018 with The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner. A well-planned garden helps you avoid common issues that affect the health and productivity of your plants.

Online Vegetable Garden Planner

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The Best Vegetable Garden Planner on Earth!

We’ve done all the research for you—from planting spacing to planting dates. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, taking a little time now makes a BIG difference when it comes to harvesting!

Plan Where Each Plant Will Grow

With over 250 plants and 100 structures, you can easily identify the best positions for each plant and move them around until you get the perfect layout.

Make the Most of Your Available Space

We calculate how many plants will fit in the space available. See how many plants will fit and which crops can occupy the same space in your garden at different times of the year.

Make Sure You Plant
at The Right Time

​​Get best planting and harvesting dates based on YOUR zip code or postal code.

Receive reminders by email when it’s time to start planting, specifically for your garden and your climate.

For a full summary of the key features the Garden Planner offers, click here.
Hear from gardeners like you!  See 4 customer testimonials, plans, and photos here.

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Can’t download garden planner on iPhone

I tried twice. Afraid I will be charged for three downloads if I try again. The app does not appear

garden planner on iphone

We’re not sure what to recommend here since it’s most likely an issue with the App Store or iPhone. It’s Apple who handles all the downloads from the App Store.  Perhaps try restarting your phone, then going to the app store and searching for the Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner and trying again.  Apple won’t charge more that once for the same app.

More than five garden plans?


I manage a network of community gardens and would love to use this product. However, we have more than five and I'm wondering if there is a way to make more than five plans without a second annual subscription. Please advise. Thanks in advance. B.

Almanac Garden Planner Software

Hi, Brian, A standard Garden Planner account allows for up to 5 plans per year, but also we offer alternative solutions such as Master Accounts for organizations working with customers or gardens in different locations. Please contact with details of your requirements and we’ll be able to work out the right solution for you.
Many thanks, your OFA editors

Tulips and other plants

What can we plant next to tulips in Zone 5. We are wanting to create a bulb bed with pupils but they last such a short time we want to have something in place to look good the rest of the year

Tulip companions

For your zone 5, some readers have suggested johnny-jump ups (violas) and old fashioned Wallflowers (plant in late summer). Blue irises are also so pretty, however, they overlap with tulips.


I have been told that if you dead an Iris it may grow again?


Do you mean deadhead?  It might be best if you go to the Iris page to read information there:

Growing squash from saved acron squash

I dried the seeds & planted them. They made beautiful plants & produced blossoms but no fruit. Am I doing something wrong or can't you get fruit from boughten fruit?

squash not fruiting

If you have squash blossoms without fruit, this  is usually a pollination issue. The bees need to pollinate between the male and female blossoms and sometimes lack of bees or poor weather can be an issue. You can alway pollinate by hand in the morning with q-tip. See our squash page for more information:

Printing manual

I found the manual for the app but I would like to print it out so I can follow along. Does anyone know how to print it out? I'm using an iPad.

Logging in to garden planner

It is really hard to find the login to the garden planner. I have tried all kinds of routes. Sooner or later I will find it because I do every time,but gee, why can't you make it easier? Thanks.

Sorry for the confusion!  We

Sorry for the confusion!  We’ll certainly look into making this easier.

For now, you can use the Start Garden Planner button at the top of the left-hand menu on this page:

It might be worth marking this page as a Favorite in your browser.


You can also click on the Start Garden Planner button on any email the Garden Planner sends you.

I am wanting to learn and

I am wanting to learn and grow anything and everything that I can in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Thanks

Free Garden Planner Trial

Great! This online gardening planner will offer best planting dates tailored to your location. Try it for free for 7 days and see what you can learn and do!  Click here:

Old design from last year.

I subscribed to the garden planner last year. I had a garden all designed and was wondering if it is possible to access it now? I was slow in getting my subscription in on time for this year.

Thank you,
Tim Delaney

Garden Planner Subscription

Hi, Tim, Absolutely! All Garden Plans are saved indefinitely, so you as the customer just need to log in to your old account and add a subscription and all your work will be there. You can then create a ‘Follow-on’ plan which will automatically copy your garden layout for this year and set up the crop rotation guidance.

We hope this is helpful!  See the Contact Us button on the Garden Planner page if you need any assistance from our team:

Best, the OFA editors

Tour visit tomatoes plantation

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am working with rural tomatoes farmers in Africa,I am here in Washington DC for the conference and I would like you allow me to visit your tomatoes plantation to gain experience

tomato flowers falling

Initially tomato plan grows well and started flowers .. But after few days they are drying andfalling down . there are many flowers on branches but i am afraid if they fall how tomatos will grow? What is to be done ... Giving water regulary to plant.
I am from india. First time doing garden tomato.

Tomatoes are sensitive about

Tomatoes are sensitive about the air temperatures. If the night temps fall below 55 or rise above 75 or if the day temps are above 90F the pollen becomes sticky and pollination can not occur. If the flowers are not pollinated, the bloom dies and falls off.

Go to our tomato page to read more about planting and caring for tomato plants.


I planted some potatoes in my tomatoes pots for the winter and the leafy vines are going crazy. What do I do with them now?

Wait for the potato plants to

Wait for the potato plants to flower. When they do you can carefully start digging in the soil to see if you have potatoes growing. Go to our potato page to read more about planting and care of potato plants.


I was just wondering if the

I was just wondering if the seven day trial is seven consecutive days?

7-Day Trial

Hi, yes, it’s 7 days from the day you activate your account.

When to clear last years dead garden plants in February?

I was gone most of fall and winter. My garden is full of dead pea vines and other dead plants . I don't want to clear it out on wrong day, as We will be planting different veggies and in different spots of our 3 garden plots.

The pea vines you can dig

The pea vines you can dig into the soil (they will add nutrients to the soil when decomposting) but do remove the other dead plants. There is no wrong day to do this.

garden planer software start. cannot remove text from plant symb

the help menu or training pdf does no cover how to remove the text from plant icon

one is sufficient per row

do you have a live helper for assistance?

Garden Planner help

Hi Peter. If you drag a plant into a row or block using the plant's corner 'handles' you should only see one plant label for that row/block. If you wish to turn off plant labels just double-click on the plant in your plan, then deselect the Plant Label checkbox.

To turn off all plant labels for new plants please click on the Settings button in your plan's toolbar (the cog icon), then deselect the 'Show plant labels for new plants' box, and click OK.

If you have any further questions please email the Garden Planner team directly using the Contact Us button on the Garden Planner start page. Thanks!

I just bought a house a few

I just bought a house a few years ago and as much as I like the idea behind a beautiful yard like my neighbor's, I like the idea of edible, function-able, and sustainable space more. I tried doing an indoor garden using old tanks I had to do some terrarium gardening and it didn't go so well but finding this little gem (the garden planner) might make gardening outside more of a reality!