Grow Your Own vegetable garden

Published on December 14th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

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Grow Your Own: Vegetable Planting Planner





greens harvested from a vegetable garden

The other day, I ran across an amazing tool that looks like it’s going to take a lot of the guesswork out of planting and harvesting my garden: a vegetable diary planner!

With food prices on the rise, planting a vegetable garden is a great way to not only ensure that your food is safe and local but to offset those increased grocery bills with veggies you harvest in your own back yard. This handy vegetable diary planner makes it just a bit easier by laying out the best times to sow, plant, and reap your crops.

Users in the US, UK, and Australia can click through to choose a town nearby and the diary automatically finds your weather conditions. When you head back to the diary, it displays the ideal time to sow, prepare, water, and harvest all sorts of crops from beets and broccoli to peas and tomatoes. How awesome is that?

The only tricky part with the site is that I couldn’t figure out how to navigate back to the diary after setting up my location. Using a direct link worked well, though. Now that I’ve plugged in my city, it recognizes it and adjusted its settings accordingly.

Now, I just need to figure out what I’m going to plant in my spring garden and set some calendar reminders!

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Arlington County

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



  • http://citymousephilly.blogspot.com Valerie

    Very helpful! If you click on the “GardenAction” banner at the top it will let you go to the schedule link on the next page. :)

    • http://community.importantmedia.org/beckyanne/ Becky Striepe

      Aha! Thank you! I can’t tell you how long I tried to figure that out to no avail.

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