This is the best free garden planner out there for new gardeners! It will take you through each step of starting your garden, including choosing the right crops, drawing a garden layout map, and scheduling out when your plants should go into the garden. Best of all, it's free!
These beautiful flowers can actually help repel insect and soil pests, with an added bonus of creating a colorful focal point to your vegetable garden! Petunias, nasturtiums, chrysanthemums, geraniums, marigolds, and dahlias can all contribute to your vegetable garden health!