Software to help plan and log vegetable garden

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Software to help plan and log vegetable garden

Post by Bryan Ca » Thu, 31 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Is there a commercial or shareware package out there to help me log a
Garden diary, plan next year's design and schedule seed-starting and transplanting?
Hopefully in Windows?

Please respond also by email.

Thanks.
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Software to help plan and log vegetable garden

Post by n.. » Fri, 01 Sep 1995 04:00:00


On the Web, at http://www.tcp.ca//Jan95/Gardening.html, there's a review of a product called Sprout! that's
specifically for designing and tracking vegetable gardens. I've just ordered it so can't really give a review but
it sounds pretty useful. It's put out by Abracadata (P. O. Box 2440, Eugene, OR 97402,1-800-451-4871,
503-342-3030).

Alison
(starting to plan next year's garden as we speak  -- first frost date (yuck!) fast approaching in Zone 3)

 
 
 

Software to help plan and log vegetable garden

Post by Cindy_Bl.. » Sat, 02 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Hi,

        I own Sprout! for Windows.  I am less than impressed.  I
started out with the DOS version about 3 years or so ago, then got the
Windows version this Christmas as a gift.  Guess what?  They are
INCOMPATIBLE.  If I want to have my old garden plans available in
Windows, I have to redraw everything.  This was confirmed by their
customer support personell.  YUK!!!!  I can't believe that the company
has given so little thought to upward compatibility; it has lowered my
opinion of them.

        Some other beefs that I have: (1) there are "wide row"
spacings available for only a few plants.  If you do square-foot
gardening for most plants, not just those few, you have to make major
modifications to the database.  (2) You can't annotate a garden plan.
I wish I could put in information like how well the plants did, what
the conditions were like that year, things to do differently next
year, etc. (3) "Growing Tips" are provided only as a chapter in the
manual, not something on the disk that can be edited.  This means that
you can't access this information on line, or add additional
information like what companion plants work well for you, or
whatever...though this might not be a problem on the MAC version?

        At any rate, I posted before and asked for alternative
programs that might address some of these concerns and got no replies.
So maybe Sprout! is as good as it gets?

Cindy

Quote:

> On the Web, at http://www.tcp.ca//Jan95/Gardening.html, there's a
> review of a product called Sprout! that's specifically for designing
> and tracking vegetable gardens. I've just ordered it so can't really
> give a review but it sounds pretty useful. It's put out by Abracadata
> (P. O. Box 2440, Eugene, OR 97402,1-800-451-4871, 503-342-3030).

> Alison
> (starting to plan next year's garden as we speak  -- first frost date (yuck!) \
> fast approaching in Zone 3)