If you’re new to growing food, how to plant a garden might seem a little bit bewildering. You may even think that you don’t have enough room to grow your own food. This graphic shows you what to plant, where to plant it, and when.
Obviously, there’s more to planning a garden than you can fit into a single infographic, so think of the cheat sheet below as your jumping-off point for experimentation and learning. Whether you have a shared plot, big backyard, or just space for a few small plots, this graphic shows you how to plant a garden to grow at least some of your own food.
This graphic shows you which fruits, veggies, and herbs thrive best in small or large spaces. It also tells you when certain veggies will thrive. The months on the graphic below are for the northern hemisphere, so if you live south of the equator, you’ll need to flip these around.
My favorite part of this graphic, though, is the section on companion planting. Certain food plants can benefit each other when you plant them in a group. Those benefits range from enriching the soil to fighting pests. By showing you how to plant a garden using companion planting methods, it’s showing you how to raise your food plants with fewer pesticides.
Check out the graphic below, and tell us about your food-growing experiences in the comments!