Printable Planting Calendar + 3 Ways to Use It
Here’s a little spring present for you- a set of lovely and free printable planting calendar !
The easiest DIY ever!! Just print as many as you want, and have fun using it!
I designed this planting calendar to use in several ways –
1. as a reminder of when to plant ( you know those “Oh we could be eating tomatoes right now if we planted earlier..”)
2. as a record of harvesting time vs planting time (wow we are eating tomatoes in June from those seeds planted in… )
3. as a journal to help us fine tune the best planting time each year ( those Broccoli plants took off in October, but they did not in November…)
* Some resources in article are affiliate links. Full disclosure here .
( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
I like to print our planting calendar on this nice card stock.
The planting calendar prints out on letter size paper. Two of the sheets list vegetables from A to Z.
The third sheet is all blank, since I might have missed some of your favorite veggie, or you can use it for herbs, flowers, etc!
You can invent different color symbols for starting seed, transplanting, and harvesting. Every region has local planting guides, use them as a start. Observe and fine tune your own planting calendar each year to your unique micro-climate!
If you live in California or similar climate, there’s a great book called Golden Gate Gardening: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area & Coastal California which has a wonderful planting calendar and lots of great tips.
Please feel free to share your favorite local gardening guide and planting calendar resources by leaving a comment here! =)
Before I say goodbye for the weekend, here are a couple of related posts you may like:
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Here are the printable planting calendars for you to download: 2 pages with list of veggies, and a blank one for you to add your favorite plants.
After talking so much about seeds, I have to end this post with my favorite lines from A Bug’s Life:
Flik: Here, pretend – pretend that that’s a seed.
Dot: It’s a rock.
Flik: Oh, I know it’s a rock, I know. But let’s just pretend for a minute that it’s a seed, alright? We’ll just use our imaginations. Now, now do you see our tree? Everything that made that giant tree is already contained inside this tiny little seed. All it needs is some time, a little bit of sunshine and rain, and voilá!
Dot: This rock will be a tree?
Happy planting! See you next week!
I am trying to download your plant organiser but it will not download. I got set 2 ok but set 1 doesn’t want to come to my house. :o( Please can you fix it and send me the link again? Thank you so much. I have many plans for planting and it will help so much.
hi Tina! we just modified the Set 1 zip file into a pdf. now if you go to the download page, it will download just like set 2. enjoy! 🙂
Hi, I cant seem to download the planting calendar? Thanks
hi Emma! if you click the red button in a weekly newsletter, you will get to all the downloads, and the calendar is towards the bottom of that page!
I’m having trouble downloading the calendar pages. I’m stuck in a loop
hi Janet? did you get our welcome email or weekly newsletter (please check junk folder too)? a red button in there takes you to all downloads! 🙂
I appreciate you for this wonderful idea. I like it. Thank u so much.
I cannot get the planting calendar to download – just spent 30 minutes looping thru sing ups and still no calendar download . very disappointed- wanted to print as a spring gift for my neighbor who lives in her garden!
hi Anne, we resent you the download links! 🙂
I signed up for the newsletter, but have not yet received it, nor any email from A Piece of the Rainbow. I would really like to download the Garden Planning Calendar. How can I expedite this?
hi Suzie! if you don’t get our newsletter (with link to downloads) by tomorrow, please let us know here! 🙂
This is a great idea! Gardening is one of those things that I’ve wanted to take up forever, I just need the yard to do it in! thanks for sharing this amazing article.
Hello, I was just wondering what font is used here? So that I can keep my whole journal looking the same.
hi! when our previous computer had a bug we lost a lot of original files, including the file for this. if i could find the font again i will update you here! 🙂
Hi there!! I subscribed, got the newsletter, I’m excited i accidentally stumbled upon this website! How doi download the garden planting calendar? I tap the link but it just takes me back to signing up for the newsletter which i already did. Just a bit confused as to how to get the pdf, zip or jpg to my phone to print. Any guidance i would be forever grateful!
hi Yaz! there’s a red button in the newsletter that takes you to ALL the downloads. just find the calendar on that page! 🙂
Thanks, but. the Garden Calendar isn’t on the “All Downloads” page!
I’m talking about. https://www.apieceofrainbow.com/printable-planting-calendar/. if that helps
Hi! It’s there, near the bottom of page right before the paper houses 🙂
Seriously, how am I supposed to download this? The link always takes me to the ‘Subscribe’ page, even though I’ve come straight from the email.
hi mike, each email always has a red button that takes you to all downloads! 🙂
i am unable to access the free calendar. I am having the same diificulty as Alania is having. I am new to gardening so need all the help that I can get.
Hi! 🙂 Did you get to the Subscriber Library page (link is always in our weekly newsletter, a red button) ?
For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to actually download this template! I’ve registered my email but every time I click the print link at the bottom of this article, I am just taken to the Subscribe page, no downloads pop up at all. What am I missing?!
Hi! 🙂 Did you get to the Subscriber Library page (link is always in our weekly newsletter, a red button) ?
I am SO thankful to you that you recycled this article! I needed this for my organization and ALSO to get me started planting on time. Wet and windy year this past and still wet and windy so I will have the time to get myself started. I also LOVE the shoebox seed organizer as my seeds are in a shoebox but just tossed in and it’s a pain to find what I want. I love this! You should do this one every January for those of us new to you! I’ve begun having vision issues (early macular degeneration) and this is VERY timely so I can get more deep colored veggies growing.
hi Marilyn! so glad you find it useful! i will definitely re-feature favorite seasonal ideas each year! happy planning! 🙂
This is a very nice app. I was looking for something that was cheerful and I could find in all my stuff right away. Will help to figure out problems in the garden.
Wish I could be with you right now as I am in Michigan and it is miserable!!!!
could not print the calendar, its really nice, would like to get it if possible.
hi jean, could you describe what happened when you tried to download? it seems fine.
Thanks so much for the free-printables. I love these. The only problem I had was the blank one printed out too small.
hi! it is a large size jpeg. maybe look at your printer settings? =)
Hello! I would love to download this, but I can’t find a link to it at the end of the post. Help!
it’s at the end blow the very last photo =)
Nevermind! Found it under the link for the planting seeds in 1 day.
Very excited. I’m missing the link though… Like I’m looking for Waldo! ? Can someone help me out?
hi john, the links are just below the very last photo in the article! =)
Thank you so much! I appreciate you!
thank you for the lovely printables. I will note that on the second page of the .zip file tomato is misspelled- it appears tomatoe
thank you tracy!! =)
….i do that to potatoe too! =P
Love the calendar, just wish it was in a word type document for easier editing so my Type A personality can keep it neater than my handwriting.
good idea! i will look into this =)
I’d love the same! Or an editable pdf where we can fill in the names of the plants using that same font?
I love the planting calendar! This year I was having my first garden and I didn’t use any calendar or an organizer as I was not really sure what I was doing. It was all chaotic but the garden is beautiful and I had the luck that everything grew big and healthy! I am so into gardening right now that I want to learn more and more about different plants. Thanks for sharing the planting calendar! I will definitely use it next year! Greets!
Thank You SO MUCH!!! I’ve just gathered all my seeds and favorite flowers, so now I’m gonna get ready and organized this years gardening!!
Might get addicted to Your blog <3 Lots of sunny thougths from me!
thank you julie! wish you a gorgeous garden! =)
Why didn’t I think of right clicking???
All pages print beautifully…thank you so very much.
These will make a wonderful present given w/ some seeds for planting SOON!
Thank you very much!
love your idea kay! or with our diy seedbox! xx
This is way, way too cute.
Please help me print the planting calendar. I really love it but have tried and tired and can not get it.
hey gloria! email the post link to some friends, they can download & email to you! =)
This is so cute! I will definitely be using this! Pinned 😀
I can not print the page. When I click on the “Printable Planting Calendar + 3 Ways to Use It” ,it goes back to the same page each time. Help please.
look for links at the end of the post! the printed/2 page link is a zip file, and the blank one is one page, after it opens, just right-click save as! hope that helps! =)
I LOVE THIS! I love gardening. Thanks for making something so cute!
enjoy them lana! =)
I cannot print the calender! Always a shadow over the picture everytime I move the cursor over it.
Did I miss anything print this?
there are links at the end of the post! the printed/2 page link is a zip file, and the blank one is one page, after it opens, just right-click save as! hope that helps! =)
This is a great idea! Gardening is one of those things that I’ve wanted to take up forever, I just need the yard to do it in!
You are so very creative & we so appreciate that you share your wonderful ideas with us.
With all the snow on the ground it’s especially gratifying to be thinking of planting seeds in the near future
Your Planting Calendar is very fresh & I would love to use it; however the blank calendar does not download whereas the printed calendars do…..can you please help with this?!
Thank you so very much!
thank you kay! =) the printed/2 page link is a zip file, and the blank one is one page, after it opens, just right-click save as! hope that helps! =)
thank you for the PRINTABLE PLANTING CALENDAR !
My wife like it!
Have a great weekend
wonderful! thank you uwe!! =)
my boyfriend and I just decided to start planting some veggies, we already have them started on seed starter kit and I’m excited for the warmer weather so we can put them in their own pots.
I really hope to have my own garden one day. It would be so nice to grow fresh fruits and veggies!
I love all the things you have here. I can hardly wait to try doing some of them.