Gardening is overwhelming for a newbie. I’m determined to plant a full crop of veggies, but it’s my first shot. So I did the only thing I knew to do to get myself organized: I made a spreadsheet. So there it is.
Actually, the first thing I did was make a whole planting plan at gardeners.com. Then I consulted my friend John, who has a few years of square foot gardening under his belt. Then, I futzed with my plan for a few more days, and ultimately, settled on seeds. I picked some seeds up at Gethsemane, a local garden shop, and ordered the rest from Baker Creek, whose catalog is stunning, for the record.
So: with a garden plan, and packets of seeds, and my two handy garden reference books: I boiled it all down to a planting schedule spreadsheet. If you’re in Chicago, this may actually come in handy. In hopes that someone else can take advantage of my obsession, here it is. The following link offers a pdf of the spreadsheet above.