Saturday, March 01, 2008

Gardening software and compainion planting


Does anyone know if the Garden Master CD takes into account Companion
Planting? If so, I have just received the CD and would like to know
how to accomplish this.

Also,is there any consideration with this software for planning next
years garden so that the plants are properly rotated?

If Companion Planting and Rotating are not options, has anyone worked
out a clever way to accomplish this in conjunction with the software?


Linda & Group:

We discourage companion planting. Each plant requires the space around it to assure adequate light, water, air, and nutrition. When other plants compete for these resources, whether they are weeds or other vegetables, both plants suffer.

The GM CD software places plants according to height. However, you have the freedom to place them wherever you choose. Meanwhile, rotating crops in a family garden is usually neither necessary nor effective.

It’s not necessary because you feed the plants everything they need, no matter where they are in the garden, or what nutrition the soil holds.

And it’s usually not effective because in a small garden you can’t move plants far enough to avoid the problems with bugs or diseases that might have bothered the plants last year.

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