I received the Dobies February newsletter in my email inbox this evening. It’s worth signing up for this kind of newsletter from gardening and seed companies because they often have useful information and offers.
Dobies have started a Vegetable Garden Planner which they are offering online (it’s a flash-based planner so make sure Flash is up-to-date on your computer). There is a thirty day trial which is free and then you can subscribe to the Planner for £15 a year or £25 for two years if you want to continue.
From the Home Page:
*Our Vegetable Garden Planner makes it easy to draw out your vegetable beds, add plants and move them around to get the perfect layout. Either metric units or feet and inches are supported and any shape of garden can be created.
Whether you use traditional row planting, raised beds or Square Foot Gardening the Vegetable Garden Planner adapts to suit your gardening style.*
*The Vegetable Garden Planner adapts to your own area using our database of over 5000 weather stations. Print your own personalised planting chart showing how many of each plant you require and when to sow, plant and harvest them.
Twice a month the Vegetable Garden Planner sends email reminders of what needs planting from your garden plans.*
I think this might be a useful tool for keen vegetable gardeners and apparently it doesn’t matter if you’re in the Northern hemisphere or Southern hemisphere so it could be used by gardeners all over the world.
Let us know if you try it and how you get on, won’t you?
Looks like Mr Fothergills has the same garden planner :-)
This is my second year of using this planner. I find it very helpful and full of good information.
I have been receiving emails from the Suttons Vegetable Garden Planner for 5 years or more. I did use their planner for a time but since I no longer have an allotment & don’t grow veg on our balcony (I just grow tomatoes) I have no more use for it. However I still read their newsletter & watch some of the videos they post.