September 2, 2011

GroOrganic Review

About GroOrganic:

Organic gardening is a popular subject today.  Many are becoming aware of the benefits of eating organically and growing vegetables and fruit in their own backyards.  This is not a new concept.  Rather it is a very OLD concept.  The “conventional” gardening and farming of today relies on the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.  “Organic” gardening and farming restricts the use of artificial chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Instead, organic growers rely on developing a healthy fertile soil and growing a mixture of crops.  This is the way our grandparents or great grandparents grew their produce. 

Unfortunately, we have to re-learn how to grow food.  This is a lost art to many inexperienced gardeners.   We have many sources to help begin a new gardening project if we have the desire to do so.  New ideas to make gardening easier for the novice as well as for the experienced gardener are readily available on the internet and in gardening books.  How-To videos will even show you step-by-step the building of raised planter beds.   But then what?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could just type in your zip code and have a gardening program remind you when to plant and when to harvest?   Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy the convenience of growing your own produce without the back-breaking weeding of the past?

groOrganic, an innovative company, will provide 'full service' vegetable gardening for people with little time or experience.  groOrganic can supply complete raised bed vegetable gardens installed and maintained by professionals or will consult with a client who just needs a little advice.  

groOrganic offers the most up to date gardening design and maintenance software technology.  Our Garden Planner:

  • Makes it easy to draw out your vegetable beds, add plants and move them around to get the perfect layout. Either feet and inches or metric units are supported and any shape of garden can be created. 
  • Adapts to suit your gardening style whether you use traditional row planting, raised beds or SquareFoot Gardening.
  • Adapts to your own area using our database of over 5000 weather stations.
  • Prints your own personalized planting chart showing how many of each plant you require and when to sow, plant and harvest them.
  • Sends email reminders twice a month of what needs planting from your garden plans.

My Thoughts:

My favorite thing about this product is the email reminders of when you need to plant your items. I know as  a busy mom I forget about these things and it is always nice to have a reminder. On the other hand, I happen to have this great guy named E that happens to live with me that also works at the local nursery and has this great habit of reminding me.

My advice to you would be to skip this product, unless you need the email reminders because you can't write it on the calendar, and go to your local garden center (preferable not one that is part of a chain store) to get your gardening advice. These guys and gals are great because they will help you understand things not mentioned in this program like your soil type, which side of the house your garden is on, and which plant varieties work best for your areas. Go check it out, they really are awesome!

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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