First, I developed a grid on the computer where each 1×1 inch square represented a 1×1 foot space in the garden, then labeled each square with a plant name/type and how many to plant in that square (based on the recommendations of those who developed the SFG method), and finally color-coded the labels to give me an idea how the actual colors in the garden would balance out. I printed off the paper, and cut the squares apart.