Garden Planting Planner Must Have!

Our friend, Janise, tipped me off to the most awesome website ever the other day, and I am so in love.

It’s called Sprout Robot, and if you haven’t already created an account there… DO IT. Like, right now.

It works like this. You type in your zip code, check off which plants you’d like to put in your garden, let them know if you are using containers or planting in the ground, and they will give you a month-by-month weekly schedule of what you need to plant when!

There are also detailed instructions for how to plant each seed variety, and they’ll even send you a reminder email when it’s time to get something going! It tells you when your seedlings should start sprouting, when you should be ready to harvest… it practically does all the work for you!

It’s free to join, but you can upgrade if you’d like the additional service of having your seeds sent to you when it’s time to plant. Genius.

This website is the ABSOLUTE BEST gardening helper I have come across, hands down!! Love, love, love it!

Check it out. Thanks, Janise!!

13 thoughts on “Garden Planting Planner Must Have!”

  1. Kendra (and all),

    I have pinned to my Pinterest Board online garden planner – you drag and drop the veggies you want to plant then it allows you to save it and print it. AND the same site offers several worksheets you can download and print and map out your own garden AND they have worksheets iwth planned out gardens already done up. I do have SEVERAL more resources on the Board if anyone is interested 🙂


  2. Brilliant! Thanks for introducing me to such an awesome site. I really had no idea what I was doing when I planned my garden this year and sure enough, Sprout Robot has shown me the error of my ways.

  3. Yay! Glad to have been able to get others hooked on this great resource. I’ve checked SproutRobot’s planting recommendations with my local ag extension and they’ve been pretty spot on. In regards to the tomatoes, there are several plants that you should start indoors long before it’s time to put them in the ground outside. So for us, we started our tomato sprouts indoor mid-January but won’t be planting them outside until lat March. This could possibly explain the discrepancy Daedre is seeing. But no tool is perfect so always consult other sources if you are skeptical.

  4. Hmmm…I checked it out and it’s telling me to start my tomatoes indoors on February 20th…which is completely absurd! In my area, you don’t start tomatoes until mid-April. In fact, it says to start tomatoes and peppers before onions and leeks! I think there might be a few (or quite a few) kinks to work out on this site.

    I would hate for a new gardener to sign up for this and follow it word-for-word…because they’ll be getting some really bad advice!

    • Daedre,

      Oh, yikes! Everything seemed on course for me. Hmmm, thanks for the update! I wonder if it has anything to do with planting in raised beds vs. in the ground? ‘Cause if you’re container planting, you can start a couple of weeks earlier… but that’s still a big difference from Feb 20th to mid April.


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