The Best garden planning apps you can use for free. From a garden map template or to help inspire your garden layout. These accessible sources are an intelligent gardener’s dream.
I’ve been doing a vegetable garden for over ten years and just stumbled upon these free garden planners. They greatly help those who hate drawing like me and need help visualizing their garden.
Since gardening can be so different every year, a free planner is a sanity saver.
You need a plan if you live in an area with a short growing season.
The beautiful thing about our online world today is all the free things we can do.
Before you start designing your garden, answer the following questions.
- HOW BIG WILL YOUR GARDEN BE?
- RAISED BEDS OR NOT?
- HOW MUCH SOIL IS IN THE BUDGET
- WHAT DOES YOUR FAMILY LOVE TO EAT
Grab a FREE Checklist Criteria for a Good Garden Site here.
HERE IS HOW TO DESIGN YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN USING SOFTWARE
After you have planned your garden, many of the sites below let you print out a copy! Or you could always screenshot it too. The planners below do not require any special software.
This is a free trial version, but the free trial version should be enough for your vegetable garden design ideas.
Better Homes & Garden
One of my favorite magazines has free software to download. With this one, you also get to design inside projects and your outdoor landscapes.
This is my personal favorite one and the one I use the most. It’s free, and I love starting with their sample gardens when my mind isn’t feeling very creative. Also, you don’t have to download anything with this one.
This is a simple-to-use program that doesn’t require any downloads. You can also print out your design when you are finished. Have to love a good old drag and drop designer.
Let me know if you use any of these and what tips you have for planning your garden. I love going to the library and looking at all the gardening books in the dead of winter to get inspired.
If you experience garden burnout, check out my post here. We all go through it but let’s get you back in the game.