I have found software that I like at a site www.plangarden.com, but
want to know what others use.
I used paper, pencil and crayons for a long time, but I wante
something more sophisticated. plangarden does the trick, it is easy t
use, inexpensive and does most of what I want.
I am sure that others may have found better software that I haven't
Please let me know what you use. I have asked this question on a fe
other forums, but I haven't found anyone that has found anythin
As far as what I am looking for, here are a few things that I can thin
1 Easy to use. Most important. I want to garden and not learn compute
programs. This plangarden does well.
2. Know when to plant new vegetables that I haven't tried before. Thi
is a planting guide that works for any region.
3. Print out garden. I want to take the print out with me to th
garden. Plangarden does Ok here, but I had to read the forum hel
because the first print out I did looked aweful.
4. Plangarden doesn't have a big database of vegetables yet. They sa
that is comming so I will have to wait and see.
Plangarden does have some features for Square-foot-gardening, bu
probably not as many as Garden pro, since it was made for SFG. I d
some square-foot gardening and some wide-row gardening and containe
plants that Garden pro doesn't handle at all, so I like the flexibilit
of Plangarden better
Software shmoftware. Next, people will be putting laptops on the nightstand
with software telling them when to lick their partner, and where.
I put two tent stakes in the ground to mark a row, tie a rope between them,
and there's my line. I install the plants along the line. To determine the
distance between the plants, I use another high tech method, patent pending:
I read the seed packets, or a book (like SFG or Crockett) whose
recommendations I prefer. I use a yardstick, which also works for
determining distance between rows. Since weather and other factors can (and
will) trash all good plans, and cause plants to grow much larger or smaller
than expected, I take notes, and adjust next year.
Among other things, gardening teaches powers of observation. Why introduce a
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