You need to edit the following templates to correspond with your own frost dates & growing zones OR you can get my awesome Seed Sowing Calculator where all the leg works is done for you. Punch in your frost dates and let the calculator do all the work for you!
So now that we’ve got our seeds all organized,
Wait. You did organize your seeds, right?
Of course you did.
So now that the seeds are organized, and I can see just how very many I have to sow this year, I sure had better be organized with my planting efforts as well!
Otherwise, I know me and I am bound to make mistakes, plant at the wrong time, miss seeds I should have planted sooner not leaving enough time for them to mature, or plant them too early and weaken the seed as well as the future plant which will lead to a whole host of problems in the months to come.
In an effort to be proactive, I’ve made a schedule that I’ll be using for the next 4 months.
And since I know I won’t want to go through the hassle of calculating all those planting dates again next year I further streamlined the whole process and made the preparations for sowing next year go more smoothly by making a seed sowing schedule.
I always choose to do my seed sowing on Saturdays and through the use of a template I made this year, will only need to match up dates next year to make this work. (And remove types I choose not to use again or add in new ones.) Piece of cake!
My last frost date is around the last Saturday in March and I stick to that religiously no matter how nice a spring we’re having. In fact, this year, I’m bumping several things like cucumbers and corn back a week or two in the hopes that it will make for a hardier plant (i.e. less susceptible to pest damage).
And as I did with my other homemaking & homesteading binder templates, I’m sharing the free template with you!
Now I don’t know what is going on with Google Drive and the new Pages (the word processor I use), but they aren’t playing well together and the file isn’t showing a preview. But you can still download and edit it for your own use, adjusting the seed types and sowing dates to better fit your area and needs.
It looks just like the previews of March, April, and June above.
I tried searching for other ways to share, but Google Docs are the only way I know of where you can download and make your own changes so I’m sticking with it.
To download it to your computer, visit this LINK and either click on the black downward pointing arrow in the upper right corner or click File, Download. Either should work. And then you can have a basic template all ready to go (regardless of what word processor you use).
UPDATE: I’ve added the document to Dropbox- you don’t need an account to download the file.
.pages file is HERE
.docx file is HERE
.pdf file is HERE
You should be able to edit both once you download them. Please let me know if you run into any troubles and I’d be glad to try and help out!