$29.00

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner

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SKU: GARDEN-PLANNER

Great for Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers

1 Year Subscription ($29) for Your Desktop or Laptop Computer

Whether you want to create a square-foot garden for vegetables, a kitchen garden for herbs, or a beautiful flower garden, our Garden Planner will help you find the best layout for your space—plus provide all your planting and harvesting dates!

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What's Included?

A subscription to the online Garden Planner for PC or Mac gives you the following benefits:

  • Garden Plans: Get access to your garden plans all year round so that you can make changes, print them and produce up-to-date planting lists.
  • Email Reminders: Receive email reminders of when to sow and plant the vegetables in your plans.
  • Save Time and Money: Having a well-planned garden and planting at the best time helps increase your success rate when gardening.
  • Easy Crop Rotation: Use the color-coded system to rotate your crops each year, avoiding the build up of pests or depletion of nutrients in the soil.
  • Next Year's Planning: The Garden Planning tool will simply copy your garden layout without the vegetables, making it simple to start on next year's plans.
  • Upgrades: New features are immediately available to you as they are released, making the Garden Planner even more useful.
  • Priority Support: Technical support by email from trained support staff, should you require it.

Flexible Design

Create a Garden as Unique as You Are

Draw out your vegetable beds, add plants and move them around to get the perfect layout. Whether you use traditional row planting, containers, raised beds or Square Foot Gardening the Garden Planner adapts to suit your gardening style.

Any Garden. Any Style
When planning a vegetable garden, being able to quickly try out different planting styles can save a huge amount of time and ultimately help you grow healthier plants which produce more food. Whether you use traditional rows, containers, raised beds or square foot gardening, the Garden Planner gives you the flexibility to create the best design for your garden.

Perfect Positioning
Add a wide range of structures and common garden objects to your plan (almost 200). See how plants fit within your overall garden design to ensure they are easy to access, receive enough sunlight and make the most of the water available. 

When to Plant

Intelligently Tailored to Your Climate

The Garden Planner adapts to your own area using a 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.

Location Aware
All gardens are different - especially when it comes to the weather. That's why the Garden Planner adapts to tailor your experience with relevant options and advice for your area.

Best Planting Dates
Specify your location, choose which plants you want to grow and then view a personal planting calendar which uses data from your local weather station to provide recommended planting dates. Receive email updates with detailed advice and planting reminders to keep you on track.

Your Garden Has a History
Rotating crops to different locations in your garden each season helps keep plants healthy and productive but with so many different factors to consider, producing a multi-year crop rotation plan can be complicated. The Garden Planner keeps a complete history of your garden's plants and provides easy-to-follow warnings as you plan, making the process simple.

Garden Tutor

Expert Advice Whenever You Need It

The Garden Planner has over 250 vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers plus videos and written guides covering everything you need to know to plan and produce your most successful garden yet.

Helpful Gardening Advice
Whether you need advice on what to grow or details of how to harvest a particular crop, having a reliable source of expert information is essential. With 8 years of articles and videos produced by world-leading garden experts, everything you need is at your fingertips. We've built our reputation on excellent customer service and helpful gardening advice.

Pick the Best Plants to Grow
The Garden Planner contains full guides to over 250 plants and descriptions of thousands of specific varieties. Use our unique filter to find the perfect plants for your conditions; which plants can be sown in May in your area? What grows well in shade? Quickly find the perfect plants for your garden.

Varieties from Popular Seed Suppliers
Choose from thousands of varieties from many of the most popular seed suppliers around the world or add your own.

Diagnosing Problems
Even the best planned gardens can succumb to unexpected weather conditions or pests. Diagnose problems quickly with our in-depth guides full of advice and prevention techniques to keep your plants healthy and productive throughout the year.

A Journal that Understands Your Garden

The Garden Journal helps you plan essential tasks and record your gardening progress throughout the year. With our unique local weather and pest information, you can stay one step ahead of problems and keep your plants healthy and productive.

Understand Your Garden
The best education in gardening is to learn through experience. Keeping a record avoids repeating mistakes and frustration over wasted time and space. With the Journal you'll learn more about your garden with every observation and photo you add.

Pocket-Sized Garden
The Journal makes keeping track of your progress quick and easy. Take photos outside, then upload along with written notes right from your mobile or tablet device. Record when you planted or last watered, diagnose problems and see how much you've harvested.

Expert Advice
The Journal includes essential weather forecasts, growing advice for almost 200 vegetables, herbs and fruit, plus videos and written guides on the best gardening techniques.

Helping You Improve
Understanding what to do next makes a huge difference to the success of your garden so the Journal pulls all your information together with reports on your progress and reminders for the coming weeks.

Gardening Tips 

Whether you need advice on the best layout for your garden, what to grow next or how to protect your plants from diseases, with hundreds of in-depth articles and videos there's no better place to receive the support you need.

Helpful Gardening Advice
Whether you need advice on what to grow or details of how to harvest a particular crop, having a reliable source of expert information is essential. With 8 years of articles and videos produced by world-leading garden experts, everything you need is at your fingertips. We've built our reputation on excellent customer service and helpful gardening advice.

Pick the Best Plants to Grow
The Garden Planner contains full guides to over 250 plants and descriptions of thousands of specific varieties. Use our unique filter to find the perfect plants for your conditions; which plants can be sown in May in your area? What grows well in shade? Quickly find the perfect plants for your garden.

Diagnosing Problems
Even the best planned gardens can succumb to unexpected weather conditions or pests. Diagnose problems quickly with our in-depth guides full of advice and prevention techniques to keep your plants healthy and productive throughout the year.

Gardening Community
Over 500,000 active members across the most popular social media channels. Browse plans from gardeners in your area and exchange advice


Garden Planner Help Center

Click here for FAQs and help

Will the Garden Planner work on my computer?

To be able to run the Garden Planner you will need:

  • PC running Windows XP or above, Mac OS X 10.4 or above or Linux (e.g. Ubuntu 7.10 or later)
  • One of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 6 or above, Firefox 2 or above, Safari 3 or above, Opera 7.11 or above, Microsoft Edge
  • Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.124 or above
  • At least 512 MB of RAM (more will be required for larger plans)

Will the Garden Planner work on my tablet/phone?

At present, the Garden Planner runs on Adobe Flash Player and therefore must be used on a desktop or laptop computer, as Flash Player is not supported on mobile devices. An iPhone, iPad and Android version is in development.

For now, you can use the online Garden Planner on a PC and then use the Publish Plan to Web feature which creates a copy of your plan and Plant List on our servers. This can be viewed from any internet-connected mobile device, although it can't be changed from there. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Written by Diane R Allred on Aug 16th 2020

I haven't tried everything, but so far it isn't bad. A little difficult to figure out.

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Written by Charmaine Deadman on May 31st 2020

I love the Farmers Almanac garden planner. It helps me decide how and where to plant things. I am a novice gardener so it has helped more than any search i could do online! I am a visual person so it helps visualize how I will plant and where to put things. I love that it also includes a way to know where to plant the following year so you have the most success with your garden.

Not intuitive
Written by Holly Gearhart on May 4th 2020

Pretty much a waste for me. I have ten years in IT but now have AMD so using the computer programs I use to is more difficult. I thought the interface was easier to understand but it is not. I plan on trying to get this to work but I am not holding out hope that I can use it.

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Written by Dorothy Oconnor on Apr 30th 2020

Help! I purchased this yesterday, received a receipt and then when I have tried numerous times to open it, I keep getting a message saying that "your trial period has ended" and I am unable to open it anywhere on my computer. I really need to be able to use this soon due to my planting schedule. Please help! I sent a similar email yesterday but haven't received a reply.

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Written by Eric Hamilton on Apr 28th 2020

I am not a computer guru....I am a gardner and retired Law Enf. Officer.... Upon first look at the planner, it is very complicated and overwhelming. Everything is put on one screen and seems confusing. It take like a half a day just to click on on the different tabs at the top to figure out what they do. Also, on the first page you come to with the different available items on it (content page) unless you are already familiar with what they are, you have to go to each one to find out.....a better or a description on each of the items you can click would be better. Again, I am thinking gardening, not computer crap....that is the reason I garden is to get away from the computer. MAYBE another product that you could log onto with all of the reference material would be good, like when to plant, how to plant, individual veggies, flowers, trees etc..... how to care for, when to fertilize etc.....

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