The Organic Vegetable Gardening Checklist is available as a PDF file. Simply click on the picture above to open and then print it out.
This gardening checklist was developed to help plan and keep track of an optimum planting schedule for the maritime Pacific Northwest, plus seeding and fertilizing information.
While it is tailored to the Pacific Northwest (west of the Cascades), I think it could serve as an organizing tool for many areas by changing the dates to suit your planting schedule. Use this as a springboard and change it up based on your local newspaper and Extension Office’s “gardening to-do” lists that are published frequently.
- when to start seeds indoors, harden off, and plant
- when to plant transplants (TP)
- when to fertilize organically
- a general fruit pruning schedule
It is set up as a year-long schedule in order to be able to plan an early spring and fall garden, as well as the typical summer garden.
I compiled this list after many years of cutting out different monthly “to-do” lists and putting them in a file that in the end I didn’t use because there were too many. They were from newspapers, the county extension office, and from some gardening books, especially “Growing Vegetables West of The Cascades” by Steve Solomon.
I have found that the planning makes my vegetable gardening easier, and I hope this checklist will help you, too!