RE: [gardeners] Downsizing Garden (
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 11:25:55 -0500

Marguerite wrote:

    I want to get some asparagus and rhubarb, to grow on the outside of
the framed garden area, and I am making my list and drawing a plan for
which plants get to grow in the small area. ....If anyone has suggestions
for my down sized garden, please post ideas for me.

I'm not a huge fan of gardening software (it's usually more trouble than its
worth, imho), but there's a *nifty* piece of software called Sprout!
(Abracadabra is the publisher) that I've found invaluable in getting the
most out of the beds I have built for veggies. The software is cheap...under
$20 as I recall, and it has a decent-sized database, as well as the ability
to add your own entries. It will keep track of planting dates and track a
crop through the entire growing season, so you can know when you need to
have the next crop for the 'slot' ready to go into the ground.

It has a no-frills journal feature that I use to keep track of planting
information, growing notes, yields, etc.

I have no affiliation with the software or its publishers...I'm just a
satisfied user who estimates that I've increased my yield by roughly 40% by
using the software.

Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b
p.s. - welcome to the Internet!