A Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet [infographic]

By on 23rd March in Garden

We are right in the middle of vegetable-planting season, the sun is shining, and we’ve wanted to grow our own veg for a while now, but the thought of knowing where to plant them, how far apart the different vegetables should be, and how long they need to grow can become daunting if you plan on doing more that one at a time.

Infographic and embed code below. Click here to download the vegetable growing cheat sheet for print and mobile.

Lucky for us all, we’ve been working on a solution to this problem. Good to be Home’s downloadable Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet is a complete chart of all the vegetables you may want to grow this summer.

Since this guide was first produced we’ve been beavering away and have come up with an interactive version of the infographic that lets you choose your climate, what you want to plant and where you want to plant it. You can then create a personalised version of the cheat sheet to use at home!

Click the START button below to have a go!

Start your vegetable growing journey with this interactive cheat sheet

10 Things this Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet will show you

  1. When to plant
  2. How far apart to plant seeds
  3. What needs propagating
  4. What needs to be in a greenhouse
  5. What size pot to plant in
  6. Distance to thin seedlings out to
  7. Germination & maturation times
  8. Which pests to look out for
  9. What veg works best together
  10. When to harvest!


Click here to download the vegetable growing cheat sheet for print and mobile.

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  • borntobuild

    Very cool & useful tool. I am assuming this was created for a particular zone, so I am wondering if it will be useful for me (Zone 9a) as well?

  • mattmccarnan

    Is there a parallel infographic for growing common varieties of berries?

  • This was created for the UK specifically, so the veg names and seasons may be a little out, however the companion planting guide will still be relevant to you. Thanks for letting us know you liked it, and if we get a chance to do similar for the US, I’ll let you know!

  • There isn’t yet, but it would be great to see one like that in the future!

  • I really like this infographic, very useful for gardening beginners! I think I’m going to post it on my blog, http://mysurvivalgarden.com. Thanks for making it.

  • Thanks for sharing the love Mark!

  • sfg4u

    This is brilliant. Thank you. I especially like the companion planting graphic. I am sharing on my FB page (Square Foot Gardening 4 U) with credit to you of course. Since most of my followers are in the US I have warned them that the “when to plant” may be skewed, that spacing is in centimeters and that it’s formatted for A4 paper, but this info is so useful no matter where you live. 🙂

  • eloise

    What growing zone is this? Certainly not Colorado. Can the dates be extrapolated?

  • Pat Ross

    Love this chart design so much, I want it in poster form. Is this a possibility now or in the future?

  • Hi Pat, there is a link under the infographic above that will take you to the printable poster versions. Enjoy.

  • nicole

    Check out the USDA Hardiness Zone Map for equivalents in the US. UK is mainly zone 8 (-7 to -12 C). 9a is warmer so expect growing season to move up 1-3 weeks. USDA map is available here: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/#

  • Thanks for sharing the love sfg4u!

  • Thanks Nicole, I’m sure our friends across the pond will find this very useful!

  • Luana Hiebert

    This is a great chart! I would like to print it out in its entirety, but when I used download and print button , the resulting PDF did not include the information about growing veggies in pots. That is what I need to do, would love to be able to print that out, as well. What to do?

  • berteh

    beautiful infographic, thanks. I’d like to translate it to french (not changing the attribution, of course), would that be OK with you? Would you mind sending me the source file (or svg export) for ease of editing? berteh – at – hotmail dot com

  • A plant grown healthy and picked young will prevent any of the problems listed above. I’ve found true again and again learning from the best farmers is that pests/plant problems come from weakness/dying. So eat it when it’s healthy and don’t let it go to poop! – Virginia Vegetable Company

  • SMc in Little Siagon, CA

    This chart is great. The PDF is only 2 pages (the middle part), and the JPG image prints the 2nd page. Can we get a PDF of all 4 pages?

  • Cynthia L

    Love this graphic and will be using it even though we are in the United States. WIll share it on my blog with a link to you and this great graphic! Thanks!

  • Nicole Brooks

    This is such a detailed infographic! I am really happy to find it because I’d love to help my father in the garden and I really want to impress him with some knowledge. I have already found one very quite and basic infographic on Behance (https://www.behance.net/gallery/32813791/The-Best-Time-to-Plant-Vegetables) that I saved. I will save this one, too. It is really interesting! 🙂

  • Louie Watts

    Glad you like it Nicole! 🙂

  • Really awesome infographic Love this chart design so much. we will gonna make it for north India and south India in our blog soon. thanks for sharing this nice brilliant Infographic. http://plantsguru.com

  • Simon Cutts

    Just stopped by to say thank you for this useful guide..I have just got my first allotment and will find this very useful, I have also shared your link on a fb group I am in called allotment growers UK for other’s to use as well. I have read some of the comment’s here and I also creditedyou for the info…many thanks

  • Louie Watts

    Hi Simon, really pleased to hear it was useful. Appreciate you sharing it too! Happy growing – find us on Facebook and share pictures of what you grow, we’d love to see how successful you are with the guide. Thanks Louie

  • Fatimah Hafer

    Practical analysis . For my two cents ,
    you need to fill out a DD 2653 , my business partner discovered a blank
    version here https://goo.gl/OUsRhi.

  • Daniel O’Leary

    Where is Canada?

  • Bob Mann

    Great idea.
    Would be nice to see Canada included or at least have the climates expanded to include our “Continental Climate”. (Cold winter/hot summer – mid continent)