Vegetable garden layout ideas are needed before you plant your garden.
The garden planning and designing stages are the fun and creative part of gardening.
If this is your first garden, then you’ll need to establish your garden beds. If you have a garden where you live, or you’ve been enjoying gardening for many years, then every spring you can create a new garden layout for the year.
The new garden layout can have raised beds, unique rock garden beds, herb spirals, or typical ground level garden beds. You’ll need to focus your designs and plans on sun exposure as that’s very important. Your garden designs and maps will change depending on your backyard or acreage size too.
Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas and Planning
My favorite book for garden plans is Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Niki Jabbour
In her book she has wonderful garden designs for so many garden sizes. Whether you’re looking for urban vegetable garden design or large garden sizes.
Another great place for vegetable garden plans and ideas is the Mother Earth News garden planner
A great aspect of this garden planning resource is that it already has the spacing requirements for your crops. It offers an extensive list of flowers, vegetables and fruit, including bushes and trees. If you prefer a digital garden planning app, this one is great if you have the time to learn how to use it.
Garden Layout Planner
Once you have your garden designs you’ll need to create a planting schedule. I created a 23 page printable garden planner to help you grow more food and stay organized.
If you’d like to learn more about garden planning I have a 145 page ebook, with has a BONUS 30 page food planting guide to help you figure out what to grow.