Winter is garden-planning season! We’re very excited to announce brand-new features for the 2023 Garden Planner—including pre-planned garden plans to make it easier for beginners and LIVE chat support with gardening experts (that access alone is worthwhile!). Learn more.
The winter cold is here, making it a great time to stay warm inside and start planning your next garden. Why not pour a cup of tea, and start planning now with The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner, newly updated for the 2023 gardening season!
For those not familiar, the Garden Planner is online software with no installation required. It makes designing your garden easy and emails you updates with detailed advice and planting reminders to keep you on track! It’s been so successful that it’s now the #1 garden planner in the world!
See how the Garden Planner works!
For those unfamiliar, the online Garden Planner lets you have fun planning your dream garden right on your computer, making it easy to create the perfect garden plan as well as calculating the best planting and harvesting dates. Having a well-planned garden and planting at the best time helps increase your success rate when gardening.
Plan Your Garden: Draw out your vegetable beds, add plants and move them around to get the perfect layout.
Companion Planting Guide: Learn which plants pair best together. Select a plant and hit the “Show Companions” button!
Location Aware: The Garden Planner adapts to your own area using our database of over 5000 weather stations. Print your own personalized planting chart showing how many of each plant you require and when to sow, plant and harvest them.
Get Email Reminders: Twice a month the Garden Planner sends email reminders of what needs planting from your garden plans. The email updates keeping you on track will help lead you to a great harvest.
Garden Journal: Bring your plan and plant list to the garden or nursery. Track your progress with photos taken right from your smartphone!
Free Trial: Here at the Almanac, we want gardeners to ENJOY gardening and get beyond their first year. The free trial leaves enough time for you to plan your first garden and get comfortable using the Garden Planner. (No credit card details required!)
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What’s Brand-New in the 2023 Garden Planner
This year, we’ve added some truly amazing new features, mainly geared to helping the beginner gardener but also helpful for any gardening enthusiast.
Easier to Get Started With Pre-Planned Gardens!
Many new gardeners told us that they weren’t sure how to start from scratch. While we have plenty of gardeners’ plans online to view and share, this year we decided to develop sample plans with pre-planned gardens to get any beginner started! On the Garden Planner, the planting dates will adjust to YOUR local climate. Below are the starting plans, though we’ll add more as time goes on!
- Beginner Garden,
- Feed-Your-Family Garden,
- Salad Garden,
- Herb Garden,
- Balcony Garden,
- American Heirloom Garden,
- Low-Maintenance Garden,
- Drought-Resistant Garden,*
- Shade-Tolerant Garden *
- Pollinator Paradise *
* In progress and coming soon!
Take a peek at how the Garden Planner works …
Live Chat Support—with Gardening Experts!
And the BIG new feature: For the first time, the Garden Planner has live chat support! We’re excited to bring you a new level of customer support in 2023. Get answers to gardening questions from gardening experts right from the app. Our team is available from 5am to 7pm EST all year and through to 9pm EST from January to April.
For many beginners, the ability to speak directly to longtime gardening experts about any of your garden questions for no extra costs is worth getting the app on its own!
More Comprehensive With New Plants!
We’re adding over 100 plants from the list of those most requested by customers! This will bring the total to over 350 plants (plus thousands of varieties), making it the most comprehensive gardening planner available. With every plant, we automatically calculate spacing, the count needed, planting times, and harvest times
A Garden Journal Which is Now Searchable
Learn from your gardening successes and mistakes with the Garden Journal which is now fully searchable. Use the Garden Journal to record when you plant, how much you harvest, and any notes and photos you want to keep, right from your smartphone! For example, keep track of what worked best and which varieties gave the best harvests. Need to find notes or pics from previous years? You can find just what you need with ease because the journal now has a comprehensive search tool!
Ready to get the most out of your vegetable garden this year? Before winter turns to spring, it’s time to start planning your 2023 garden!