The Vegetable Garden Planner
A Crop-by-Crop Guide for Planning and Tracking Your Garden Bounty Each Year, from Seed Starting to Harvest
by Lynn Byczynski
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Pub Date 17 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 17 Oct 2023
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC
This planner and journal is designed especially for vegetable gardeners, with a quick-reference guide for each crop, expert gardening advice, and room to track growth and harvest of each vegetable from year to year.The Vegetable Garden Planner is a handy guide that offers gardeners an easy way to track the growth and harvest of their vegetables from year to year. The book is organized alphabetically by vegetable, with several pages of note space for each crop so that readers can easily compare one year’s plant growth, variety performance and flavor, harvest amounts, weather trends, and pest pressure to those from previous years. Author and expert grower Lynn Byczynski offers sage advice throughout, for when and how to start seeds, when to harvest, and a wealth of insightful tips gleaned from her more than 40 years of farming and gardening. With high-quality paper and lay-flat binding, this is the perfect gift for any vegetable gardener.
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This is a wonderful resource for planning a garden. I have tried many times over the years to have a garden and I’m just never that successful! After looking through this planner, I started to understand more about why my garden was failing. This planner is full of great information about many different crops! I am really excited to buy one and start planning for my garden in the future!
Loved the layout of this garden planner! Lots of different spots to add your content and grid paper to plan out exactly your garden.
This handy planner was fantastic. Not only does it have so much information about each vegetable, but how to plant it, when, temps in needs to be, suggestions...I was able to review the ebook of it and am seriously considering purchasing a hard copy as well so I can have easy access to it and its wealth of knowledge!
What an awesome resource for someone planting a vegetable garden! This planner would be great for seasoned gardeners to newbies.
A bright, colorful book with a lot of resources - full of reference charts, companion planting guides, lots of places to sketch out your garden, keep track of when & where you bought seeds, & much more!
Do a little (writing/planning), or do a lot. It's great for a variety of personalities & easy to tailor to what you need.
(Thanks to Netgalley & the Publisher. I was able to preview this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)
As a first time gardener this year I truly enjoyed the ease with which this got me started. The basic information for each crop, planting schedules, note sections, and suggestions for what notes to take has made this process so much more approachable.
This is a really useful book. When I read this book, I realise very quickly that it is so much more than I had originally expected. It contains so much detail not so much that you would feel overwhelmed by it, but enough that even a real novice like myself might actually be able to successfully grow some vegetables or some herbs from seed in my garden.
I would recommend this book to anybody who was looking at either starting or improving the vegetable or herb garden.
My thanks to the author, the publisher and to NetGalley four, allowing me to read this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily.
A great, comprehensive garden planner along with beutiful illustrations. The author has thought of everything, frost dates, seed storage, when to sow, and a mini guide to each vegetable. If you are new to gardening or a pro this will definitely come in handy.
As a teacher, wife, and a mother of two, I am always on the hunt for fun and educational books. Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was interesting and not what I expected. This year I am moving to a different grade level and part of their standards is learning about plants. This book has inspired me to have a garden with my group of students next year. This is the perfect book for someone who is a beginner in gardening and wants to learn more as well as plan out their garden when they don’t know where to start.
The Vegetable Garden Planner was a nice beginner garden planner. It was full of easy to use planning and note taking pages that were sprinkled with good information to have on hand for the vegetables that they chose to include in the planner. They had a spot for putting research links, which I thought was convenient… especially if you use it as a digital planner. A little less convenient for a printed planner, but still a nice touch. The list of vegetables included was pretty extensive, but they also included blank pages for you to add any crops that weren’t included in the pre-made sheets! They also included a few pages for you to plot out your garden, which I found extremely helpful for plant placement and spacing! All in all a great beginner garden planner!
I really enjoyed reading through The Vegetable Garden Planner by Lynn Byczynski! Thank you to Storey Publishing and NetGalley for access to this ARC for my honest review.
I loved Byczynski's new take on the garden planner. I think it is a great idea to break down the journal by plant instead of by year. This format will make it so much easier for gardeners to track specific plants and find their tracking pages easily.
I also really liked the beautiful drawings of each plant as well as the helpful tips and tricks to be successful.
I am brand new to gardening. Literally haven’t even put a vegetable in the ground yet. But recently my kids have expressed interest in gardening. So we got a handful of started vegetables, and I wanted a book to give me some easy step by step instructions. This was exactly that. The colors and illustrations are beautifully done, and everything was written down in a way a total newbie can understand. I love the pages to write down your own garden plans, and so many extra pages at the back! Will definitely be using this!
A great book, full of useful information and a way to track what’s what in your garden! Definitely one for those starting out with their vegetables or even what somewhere to log what’s to do when
An excellent diary/journal to record all your sowing and growing notes. The first part of the book gives details on when/how to sow veg such as beetroot, leeks and peppers. There is also space to include your own notes for each veg. The second part of the book provides additional space for your own crop records such as dates of seed sowing and harvesting as well as information on yield.
I really like this! I always struggle with planning my garden so not only having a huge amount of information at my fingertips, I also had a planner to work with. This would be a wonderful aid in any gardeners life. The information was very good, with seed storage, times to seed and transplant, information on how to work around frost and general information on garden plants. I’m really looking forward to using this book more as I expand my garden. Would definitely recommend for any gardener.
I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a copy.
This is a well written and easy to understand guide, useful for both the novice and more experienced gardener for either their home or allotment. As usual need to base the actual start of the year on your own location, Here in Scotland 4-6 weeks behind south of England, No book of this type can easily accommodate that, Most folk can work it out. A good help to increase the range of veg to grow
Useful combination of a growing guide and notebook
This is a handy little book. The first part provides info on how to grow the most popular veggies. The second part is for you to record your own plans and details about what you’re growing and how they grow in your garden. This knowledge can the. be applied in future years to help you decide what’s worth growing, which varieties to grow and how many of each to plant and when to give you the yield you need when you need it.
The book is written for an American audience but can be applied to Europe and some of the info may become more relevant as our climate warms up.
There are many gardening books covering a wider range of veggies and many gardening journals to make notes in but this is the first book that covers both aspects which makes it handy and useful to have in your pocket.
I was given this book from the author via netgalley only for the pleasure of reading and leaving an honest review should I choose to.
I loved this planner. It feels like exactly what I have been looking for. I got a digital copy to review, which means I could not use it. So I am going to go ahead and put this on my wish list for Christmas (I want a physical copy of about 1 in 10 books that I read, this is a great compliments to the workmanship).
It is easy to use, it is clearly organized, it is helpful for me as someone who is a beginning gardener (I am at the end of my first chaotic year to just start a darn garden and plant something! Next year is hopefully more organized),
I think this will help any gardener, new or old, and I look forward to seeing it on shelves and to getting one myself!
The Vegetable Garden Planner: A Crop-by-Crop Guide for Planning and Tracking Your Garden Bounty Each Year, from Seed Starting to Harvest
The Vegetable Garden Planner will make a great gift for the gardener in your life. Author Lynn Byczynski realizes that the art to successful gardening begins before you start planting. She takes each type of crop and discusses how to successfully grow it, next to that is a page for you to record your experience raising it. “As experienced gardeners know, keeping track of your garden is essential to improving it. If you are diligent about writing down everything you do, you can easily duplicate successes and avoid failures.”
There is a page to record the average frost date and the actual frost date. Byczynski discusses which crops tolerate frost and which plant can be succession planted. There is a schedule for planting various crops both indoors and outdoors. I found the section on layout and rotation very interesting as well as which plants make great companions. There are a number of pages for laying out your garden.
Each vegetable has dozens of varieties. I always like to try at least one new variety of each vegetable as well as plant my old proven standbys. I have purchased a new variety and found that I like it better than the old one but when I go to order it the next year, I can’t remember which one it was. By making note of the vegetable, the variety, where I purchased it and the end results, I am making my next growing season easier.
I decided to try my hand at container gardening this year. I had mixed results. By recording the experience in my journal, I will know how long it took the seed to pop its head through the ground, how long it took the plant to bloom, how long it took the bloom to set fruit. I love to raise herbs for cooking there is a guide for planting each herb.
I’m really impressed with the layout of this planner/journal. It provides in depth details about seed starting, transplanting, and harvesting the crop. It is also equipped with information about seed depth, days to germination, germination temperature, growing temperature, spacing and much more. The author did a fantastic job providing specific information about each plant that a beginner gardener needs to know. She also supplied ample space for note taking and journaling.
This is a beautiful tool to help with garden planning! I would recommend this for anyone getting into gardening or wishing to become more organized as a gardener. This a very informative tool with lots of space for planning.
This is an excellent garden planner and journal. It gives you frost date information as well as in depth information on a variety of vegetables with a section for each vegetable for you to note when it was planted and any notes on its success/failure.
As someone who has tried using a plain notebook to keep track of garden information (and failed), I know this pre-formatted guide will be very handy.
Although dozens of different vegetables are listed, there are over 100 extra blank crop pages for you to use should you want to journal about a crop not listed or if you need more space than what is already there.
Thank you, NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the ARC.
"The Vegetable Garden Planner" is an outstanding resource for anyone interested in cultivating a vegetable garden or having a dedicated vegetable section. It offers ample space for note taking and meticulous tracking of your vegetable progress. It provides a wealth of information about each vegetable and herb, from planting guidelines to temperature requirements, as well as suggestions. This planner actually makes me excited to start garden planning and hopefully getting some positive results! I'm going to add a physical copy of this planner to my wish list – it's an essential tool for garden enthusiasts. 5 stars from me!