Garden Planning

Whatever your dream garden looks like this year…

  • a kitchen garden with veggies & herbs to feed your family & neighbors
  • a cutting garden full of your favorite flowers
  • or a butterfly & pollinator support garden

…we have some good resources to help you! First you can check out our last newsletter for some great books on getting started with a garden. We also have some really useful (& fun!) web-based resources to suggest. These sites have planning tools, plant ‘dictionaries’ with lots of growing info, and a full listing of advice articles and how-tos.

  1. First, it’s free (yay!) and has a bunch of excellent out-of-the-box kitchen garden plans all ready to go. Choose from 26 designs, including a few we think look awesome:

    Cocktail Garden (large)

  2. is another tool we really like, with all of the same features mentioned above. This one also has souped-up features like a garden journal to record everything, and to-buy and to-do lists that are automagically generated from the garden plan you create. You can even get your garden to-do list to sync to your personal calendar so everything schedules itself. This one’s a pay-for though, with 2 options: $6 for 3 months or $20 for a year.

Once you have your plan in place, then comes the fun part—garden shopping! We are growing TONS of seedlings to fill your garden:

UTS pansies


  • veggies like tomatoes, lettuce, sugar snap peas, broccoli, kale, zucchini & summer squash, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers and more
  • flowers for your garden like pansies, petunias, impatiens, marigolds, begonias, sweet alyssum & geraniums
  • culinary herbs like basil, rosemary, chives, thyme, sage, lavender, lemon verbena, oregano, dill, cilantro & parsley
  • plus a full selection of seeds so you can plant your own peas, carrots, beets, beans & sunflowers


Bring your plant list or come to browse and see what catches your eye. We’ll have lots of choices!

Need some gardening advice? Have a plant question? Give us a shout on facebook or Instagram anytime and we’ll give you our 2¢!