08 Dec '11, 3pm

Vegetable Garden Design Made Simple

Vegetable Garden Design Made Simple

One of the best tools I’ve come across since I became a serious gardener isn’t a shovel or a hoe—it’s an online tool called the Vegetable Garden Planner . Some people love playing games like Farmville on Facebook wherein you layout a cool-looking “farm” digitally, but the Garden Planner is WAY better because it’s real, practical and still super fun. It allows you to enter the dimensions of your garden beds, and then you choose a crop (there are dozens in the system, including vegetables, fruits, herbs and cover crops) and add it to your plan. Click on the corner of the plant you just placed, and you can drag it to create a row or even cover the whole bed. When you do so, the Planner automatically calculates plant spacing. I think the best thing about the Garden Planner is the way it helps you with planting dates. I’ve never really enjoyed the process of looking up my frost...

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