[kwlug-disc] Garden planning software

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Tue Mar 17 13:47:12 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 13:07 -0400, Adam Glauser wrote:
> Well it's that time of year.  I try to remember where my perennials are 
> and which ones bloom at which time.  I figure out where I can fit the 
> tomato plants that always end up encroaching on whatever's beside them 
> anyway.
> I figure it's about time I make some notes so I don't have to figure 
> this out again every year.  What I'd like to do is make a scale diagram 
> of my garden-flowerbeds and try to map this out.  I suppose I could use 
> graph paper, but where's the fun in that?
> I haven't found any promising leads by searching (Google (with open 
> source in the terms), Sourceforge and freshmeat).  Even 'scale diagram' 
> doesn't turn up much.  I have a bit of experience with Dia, but always 
> feel like I'm fighting it to get things sized the way I'd like.
> What would you use for drawing a scale diagram (for values of 'you' 
> where 'you' is in the set 'CAD newbs').  Even better, do you know of any 
> (FLOSS) garden planning software?

I'd use OpenStreetMap and the rest of the community would just shake
their heads.  

amenity = flower
tulip = red
Richard = banned


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