If you would like to grow your own fresh vegetables, but don’t know where to start, these 7 planning sites will help you from plowing to harvesting. The free garden planning advice given for home vegetable gardens on these software sites is invaluable to both novice and seasoned gardener alike.
Smart Gardener helps you plan a vegetable garden layout and select the right plants for your layout, growing zones and household size. This garden planning software will also help you keep track of work that needs to be done in your garden by creating a customized ‘To-Do’ list for you. The free software also keeps garden journal for you so you’ll have past gardening information at your fingertips for future reference. You can enter photos and notes into the garden journal, but all pertinent information will be journaled for you, a big plus for busy home gardeners!
Kitchen Garden Planner will help you virtually build raised bed gardens so you can create a vegetable garden design that will produce an abundant crop in minimal space. Use this garden planner software to create your own garden design or choose a pre-planned design. Expert advice and several gardening resources, including pest and disease control advice, are also available through this software.
Vegetable planner provides a grid for planning a vegetable garden online that is customized for your household’s needs and growing zones. Plant your garden online before ever breaking ground so you can tinker with plants and planting and design your own garden plans with a click of a mouse. This garden software will also provides zone chart, worksheets, planting guide and more. A garden gift shop is also available so you can purchase needed and wanted items for yourself or a gardening friend.
GrowVeg.com provides an inactive garden that allows you to plant and replant until you get your vegetable garden plans just right. The interactive garden planner on this software site has vegetable garden designs that range from raised beds, in-ground rows and square footage garden plots. You choose the design then choose from 130 different vegetable and herb plants to set out in your online interactive garden, then in the soil of your home vegetable garden.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner has been helping people with everything from starting a vegetable garden to preserving their vegetable harvest for years. The Old Farmer’s Almanac in paper back version was often referred to as the ‘gardener’s bible’ and nothing was plowed, planted, harvested or preserved unless the almanac was first consulted. Now the updated online software allows the modern day gardener to have a wealth of digital information at their fingertips so they can grow vegetables in a home garden just as tasty as grandpa did. The garden planner software will also send you email reminders of garden tasks which need to be done.
Plangarden.com is web software that allows you to layout, plan and manage your home vegetable garden online. This software site allows you to quickly plan how you want your garden to grow and offers expert advice to frequently asked questions. Learn when to start seeds indoors, how far apart to space the plants when setting them out in your home vegetable garden and when to harvest. Discover innovative gardening ideas that just might be the answer to your challenging landscape or growing zone issues. Plangarden.com also offers a forum where you can interact with other gardeners to chat and get or give advice.
Vegetable Garden Planner provides users with an easy to use garden bed layout tool that allows you to place and re-place each plant until you get your garden arranged just the way you want. Planning a vegetable garden is hard work, but this free garden planner software helps make the job easier by allowing you to know right where every plant will thrive and produce its best before it’s set in the soil. This garden planner also allows you to upload photos of your growing vegetables, keep a garden journal, make and update a to-do list and record your planting and harvesting times for future reference.