Gardening Articles: Landscaping :: Yard & Garden Planning

New Veggie Garden Planner

by Charlie Nardozzi


Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out what goes where. Also, there’s usually a fair amount of head-scratching trying to remember how certain vegetables performed and whether you should try a different variety.

In the digital age, you can do all your planning on the computer. A new vegetable garden design software called Plangarden makes vegetable gardening a snap. This Web-based program is simple and easy to use. It has a Zoom and Planning feature that can help you create a garden as large as 5 acres or as small as a dooryard garden. You can create odd-shaped beds, container plantings, raised beds, and even square-foot garden beds. There are drag-and-drop graphics, text labels, and a journal area where you can write notes about each crop. The harvest estimator can help you stagger your harvest. You can also invite comments from other Plangarden users about your garden design.

For more information on this vegetable garden planner, go to: Plangarden.

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