Let The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner help you to plan your entire garden! Get a free week’s trial of the world’s #1 garden planning software.
In minutes, design your first garden right on your computer! We’ve done all the research for you—from planting dates for your location to determining how many plants fit in your space. Plus, get free plot plans designed by hundreds of readers to inspire you!
Try it free for 7 days!
Our Garden Planner makes it easy to draw out your vegetable beds, add plants, and move plants around to get the perfect layout. Whether you use traditional row planting, raised beds, or Square Foot Gardening, the Garden Planner adapts to suit your gardening style.
Produce the Perfect Garden Plan
The Garden Planner has 250 vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers with detailed growing information just a click away. As you add vegetables, the space they require is clearly shown by the colored area around each plant, and it calculates how many plants will fit in the area!
Crop rotation is easy as the Garden Planner warns you where you should avoid placing each vegetable, based on what was planned for a prior year.
There’s also a new Companion Planting tool! The Garden Planner will show you which plants grow best together.
Adapts Your Location
The Garden Planner adapts to your own area, using our database of over 5,000 weather stations. Print your own personlized planting chart showing how many of each plant you require and when to sow, plant, and harvest them.
Twice a month, the Garden Planner sends email reminders of what needs planting from your garden plans.
Simple Yet Powerful Garden Planning
The Garden Planner is both easy to use and flexible. Organize which crops will follow others in the same site, using the “succession planting” feature, and see how your garden will look for each month of the year. Customized varieties can be added with their own spacing and planting dates.
Like a garden journal, you can add notes to your plants and track how they grow.
Easy to Use Tools
With the Garden Planner, you do not need to install anything special on your PC or Mac. (Most computers have the required Adobe Flash Player plug-in.)
You’ll use normal every-day functions such as “undo,” “copy,” and “paste.”
We also have video tutorials to show you just what you need to know to get the most out of the Garden Planner.
Free Trial and Low-Cost Subscription
The Garden Planner is completely free for 7 days—ample time to try planning a garden.
Setting up your Garden Planner account is easy. No credit card details are required—and a subscription does not automatically start when your free trial ends. If you find it useful (as many do!), the annual subscription is $29.00.