How to plan a garden
Ferry-Morse Home Gardening Blog | December 2021
Closeup of a person using colored pencils and paper to draw a garden plan
Why do you want to grow a garden?
A gardener using blue-handled scissors to harvest a pepper from a pepper plant
How much time do you have to work in the garden?
What is your level of expertise?
Vegetable gardens of Villandry Castle in France
Who will benefit from the garden's produce?
Do you have enough space?
Bench in an overgrown garden of tall flowering plants
What do you have to work with?
A gardener taking an inventory of her plants at home
What varieties perform best in your growing zone?
What are each crops' nutrient requirements (heavy, medium, or light feeders)?
A gardener preparing a plant nutrient mix in a watering can
What's your budget?
Free and inexpensive gardening supplies and resources
A gardener arranging potted plants in a budget-friendly patio garden
Don't forget to enjoy the planning process
A well-planned patio garden with a water feature