Garden Planning On Google Sheets

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Anyone who has ever tried to garden knows that it can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to choose the plants you want to grow, but you also have to figure out where to put them and how much space they will need. A garden planner can help make this process a lot easier. There are a number of different ways to make a garden planner. You can use pen and paper, or you can use a computer program or online tool. This article will show you how to make a garden planner using Google Sheets.

Garden planners are charts with each column representing a different plant. Each row represents a space in your garden where you can put the plant. The information for each cell includes the name of the plant, what time of year it blooms, how much sunlight the plant needs. A planner will also include information like the average height and width of the plant if it is native to your area, common pests that affect it, and what the plant is typically used for.

To make a garden planner in Google Sheets, you will first need to open Google Sheets. Go to your Gmail account and click on the blue button that says “Google Drive” in the top left corner of your screen below your name. This should open up a list of all of your files saved in Google Drive. You can then use the search bar to type in “Google Sheets.” You should see an option that says “Create new spreadsheet” which you can click. This opens up Google Sheets with a blank document ready to be filled with your plans.

Now that you have opened up Google Sheet, you can begin putting your plant information into it. To start, you will need to decide what plants you want in your garden planner. This list of plants should include the names of the plants that you want to grow, when they bloom, how much sunlight they need. As well as if there are any specific things that need to be done for them while they are growing.

An easy way to gather this information is by using Google Search. If you type in “Plant Name Sunlight Requirements” into the search bar of Google. It will bring up a bunch of different websites that list plants with their sunlight needs and other similar information that can be used in your garden planner. Once you have gathered your plant information, it can easily be copied and pasted into your Google Sheet.

After you have gathered all of your plant information, it is time to decide how the plants should be laid out in your garden planner. Once you know how big each space needs to be, you can begin filling in each cell with this information. You can also input the information for flowers that come after your initial plants if you plan on having a second crop of blooming plants.

You can design how you want the spreadsheet to look by clicking the “Insert” tab at the top of your screen and then selecting “Chart.” You can choose from a range of different charts, or you can simply type in the information into Google Sheets without using charts. However, it’s recommended that you use charts instead of typing because it is faster and easier for others to read.

In addition to each plant requires a certain amount of sunlight, they will also require different things to be done in order to keep them healthy and thriving. All of this information about what you need to do for each plant can be copied and pasted into a small description next to the name of the plant. You can add this information simply by typing in “How To Care For Plant Name (short description)” into any free space on your spreadsheet that is not taken up by an individual plant’s cell. This will create a small box for you to add your information.

Since your spreadsheet may have a lot of different parts to it, you can also add extra information that will help other people use your garden planner. For example, you could include a legend that shows what the colors represent or a list of the plants and their corresponding cells. You can also make a layout of your garden and where each plant is going to go in order to make your garden planner even more helpful. You can do this by scrolling over to the right side of your screen and clicking on the “Drawing” tab at the top.

There, you can select a shape that represents each plant in your garden. Also making a care schedule on a separate sheet is something beneficial you can do. To do this, go into the “Insert” tab and then select “Sheet.” You can then create a separate sheet that will include an entire schedule for each of your plants.

The last step in making a garden planner is adding some finishing touches such as titles and other small details. To add the title, go to the “Insert” tab at the top of your screen and select “Shapes” under the “Drawing Tools.” You can then click on the rectangle, triangle, or arrow to add a title that says “Garden Planner.” You can also use this section of Google Sheets to add finishing touches such as arrows and other shapes. If you wish to print out your garden planner, go to the “File” tab at the top of your screen and select “Print” to preview the information on your spreadsheet and check for any mistakes.

Making a garden planner on Google Sheets is a great way to keep track of different plants in your garden and the information you need to care for them. In addition, keeping all of this information organized in one space makes it much easier if you would like to share your gardening strategy with your friends and family.

By adding all of the relevant information into one spreadsheet, you are making your work much more efficient and beneficial for yourself. If this process is too long or difficult, there are also different websites that you can use to create a garden planner for free. All of these sites have their own set of pros and cons so it’s up to you which option you would prefer.