A monthly gardening companion that includes the Orthodox Christian calendar!
The Sower is a unique gardening planner and journal that helps to plan, plant, and preserve from your garden throughout the liturgical year. Everything you need to maintain a garden through all the seasons of the year (no matter where you are) is included, along with some helpful tips, gardening saints and prayers, inspirational quotes, and plenty of room to plan a bountiful harvest.
THE SOWER FEATURES:
New Calendar (NS) and Old Calendar (OS) dates
Simple, color page style to maximize planning and record-keeping space
8.5" x 11" size for lots of room
Full-color matte cover discourages fingerprints and scuffs
Softcover spiral binding that lays flat for easy writing
Five different designs to choose from: Antique Floral, Wood Block Veg, Farmhouse Kitchen, Scandinavian Kitchen, or Mushrooms
Gardening tools include: Orthodox saints and prayers for gardening, ideas for getting started, goal setting, notes for next year, planning charts and guidance on when to plant (based on your hardiness zone), grid planners for arranging your garden, seed inventory, calendar of firsts, seasonal task list, garden project list, plant wish list, harvest and preserving record, seed saving record, preservation method chart
Twelve monthly calendars, January–December, with fixed feasts, major saints, and fixed fasting periodsmarked, plus garden-specific reminders that pertain to the liturgical year
Monthly grids are undated, so you can apply dates from the Old or New Calendar—plus, if you don't wind up using the planner this year, it won't expire!
Twelve monthly dashboards to keep track of to do lists, routines, watering, fertilizing, pests and diseases, and succession planting
Monthly journaling space for each day of the year to record notes, observations, ideas, problems, solutions, rainfall, weather, and more
Quotations from saints, hymns, and scripture to edify and encourage each month
Reference calendars for 2024–2027, plus Lenten and Paschal dates for populating the monthly calendars
This planner is not specific to the Northern Hemisphere—we organized gardening information by the seasons rather than the months for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere
Extra blank pages for keeping notes
Designed and manufactured in the USA
Expect 5-7 business days for order production and shipping
OUR PLANNERS ARE UNIQUE
Every product we make has a single origin: the daily liturgical life of Orthodox Christianity. But we manage the design of our products from top to bottom, as well. Everything we make is bespoke—designed by us and produced to order just for Parousia Press.
Unsure which calendar you need? This planner includes dates for both, so you don't have to choose! NS is the New Calendar (Revised Julian), which means you observe the feast of Nativity (Christmas) on December 25. OS is the Old Calendar (Julian), which means you observe Nativity on January 7.