The Mother Earth News Vegetable Garden Planner allows subscribers to plan the layout of their vegetable gardens by using sizes of common fruit and vegetable plants and a modular grid system. Users can try the software at no charge for up to 30 days before paying a subscription fee.
The Mother Earth News Vegetable Garden Planner has a database that contains information about many commonly grown fruit and vegetable plants. After specifying the size of her garden plot, the planner lets the user select from the list of plants and place them on a grid. The user has the option of selecting either metric or U.S. customary units for the grid.
In addition to size and spacing information for the plants, the Mother Earth News Vegetable Garden Planner also has basic cultivation information. The user can view zone information to see if certain varieties are appropriate for his region. The planner also shows how deep to plant seeds, the type of soil in which plants grow best and what level of sun exposure they require. If the user has an active free trial or subscription, Mother Earth News sends emails whenever any of the plants on her garden plan are ready for planting.