I have a garden about 50’ x 30’. It’s pretty mature, (probably 15 years
old) and I’d like to make some changes. I’ve also got lots of plants
that I’d like to catalogue.
Although I’ve been a computer user for a long time, I’ve never tried any
gardening software that would not only enable me to catalogue my garden
through text, but also photos, and also help me in trying to imagine
what any changes would look like.
Has anyone got any advice on what’s the most appropriate gardening
software package out there for me bearing in mind that my garden is
obviously pretty small?
Spreadsheets only for as I know.
For the Mac: FileMaker, Bento or iWorks'09 Numbers.
If you find any specialized software for "Garden Planning" let us know.
I do believe there is a web only, monthly cost, vegetable garden planner
out there. That one is not for me.
I always liked Apple Works or Claris Works databases because they were
relatively easy to use. I learned Access, once upon a time, but I would
be hard pressed to use it now.
Excel is pretty straight forward and you can set-up columns as to what,
when & where you bought your seeds, and how much, germination & potting
times, and make notes about potting soils, and make notations about any
special practices that you may be using.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
DataBases and SpreadSheets are one big blur. I am hard pressed to tell
what the differences are now between them. Both can create charts,
store, sort, search for numbers, photos, documents, side notes and much
more. The speed of these systems doesn't seem to matter if it's file
system is relative or sequential. iWorks is not your daddies Apple Works.
Once upon a time JMP would give a chance to compare numerical and
Nominal in graphs. I just can't do $800 when kids are getting married.
I may buy an old mac with 9.0 just for the software I have.
Was wonderful to make xyz movies.
A diary is about the most important "accounting" to be done with
gardening. I prefer a small calendar planner, where I can note
planting, fertilizing, harvest dates, insect control, seed ordering,
etc. I've tried some "gardening software," found most not very good
at all. Also, I'm a long-time woodworker and found most woodworking
software more interesting than useful, unless perhaps you are
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