Kitchen garden aid is a free Java based software that is helpful for designing and planning your kitchen garden. You can plan your kitchen garden easily as it provides an easy and beautiful interface which shows which plants would be suitable to plant with other plants. Multiple plants are available to visualize you your kitchen garden such as flowers, herbs, vegetables etc. Each kind of plants contains bunch of species which you can plant.
It’s a very handy and essential software for all kitchen gardeners to design kitchen garden. Once after planning it, you can export your design (or blueprint) in any supported image file format (jpg, bmp, png, gif etc.) or can directly print it and keep with you. It’s a most convenient way to track companion planting (which plant you should kept with another one in a square feet range) and crop rotation.
As the above screenshot shows, you can find available species at left side of its interface. Select any specie by clicking it and plant it (at right side). Likewise, you can plant multiple species on that square feet. Before planting another specie with added one, you can find whether planting that specie will be beneficial or not. For this, you can access Species Properties. For example, Bell pepper is a good companion with tomato, eggplant etc. and is disadvantageous with Kohlrabi. See the below given screenshot.
This way you can judge and design your kitchen garden according to suitability year by year. The clear idea behind Kitchen garden aid is to visualize which items should be appropriate to plant with each other. Thus it helps you a lot for kitchen gardening.
Some Key Features of Kitchen garden aid:
- Easy to visualize kitchen gardening.
- Helps to easily view species properties.
- Find out which specie will be a good companion, bad companion, fight disease, pest repel, flavor improvement with another specie.
- Export blueprint of your kitchen garden in form of jpg, bmp, gif etc. image file format.
- Plan your kitchen gardening year by year.
- Examples available to help you for easy visualization.
- Free software for everyone, available in multiple languages.
If you are planning about kitchen gardening, then it could be a good choice in order to visualize it. So in short, whenever you decide to try Kitchen garden aid, then you can go for it free of cost.
Also try these free websites to design garden online.