[kwlug-disc] Garden planning software

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Tue Mar 17 14:31:53 EDT 2009


Not quite what you're looking at, but something worth reading about if 
you're into urban vegetable gardens is the square foot gardener.  I'm 
planning on trying it out this year.

Cameron Frazier wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
>   
>> 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
>>     
>
> Leverage open source!
>
> How about a local/private OSM styled server arrangement?  Change the
> available scales, tweak the available node details and you have a
> cross platform intranet web-app.  You could even use PotLatch as a the
> editor!
>
> Though that may require more horsepower then you want to allocate for
> a simple app, and quite a bit of effort.  The pen/paper route may be
> the most efficient for a single user though.
>
> Regards,
>
> Cameron
>
> PS. Richard, I hope all is well.  I'm going to try to get to the KWLUG
> meeting in April, but we shall see.
>
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