Calendar Additions and Improvements

Before 2023, the calendar went through many changes under Caren’s guidance. In 1998, she sold only one print edition of the calendar (Long Season PST). Over the years, she added a Short and Medium Season version, downloadable .PDFs, Eastern Time options, and even had a garden planning software (programmed by her brother) available through the website for a several years.

The software was retired in 2021 and hasn’t been replaced as of this writing, although we are interested in developing a new app or calendar tool in the future.

New for the 2023 Calendar
  • added average frost dates by USDA Hardiness Zone (Short: 3, 4, 5, 6; Medium: 5, 6, 7, 8; Long 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • added solar and lunar eclipses
  • enlarged drill hole to 1/4”
  • changed to 100% recyclable paper in the calendar
  • removed all plastic and single-use materials from the retail packaging + shipping process
  • added seedsaving information to monthly and daily activities
  • added medicinal and culinary herb growing/harvesting/storing information to monthly and daily activities
  • added a Central Time option to digital calendars
  • added a mobile-friendly format to digital calendars
New for the 2024 Calendar