Vegetable Garden Plot

FAQs on Plangarden software

 

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Plangarden APPLICATION questions. How do I ...

 

Plangarden SYSTEM questions

 

Help with PRINTING

Select the area that you wish to print by zooming and/or moving the garden area until what you see on your screen is what you wish to print out. Click on the "Print" icon on the top of the Plangarden screen. Select how you wish to print it, and then click on the "Print" button. More help on how to print your garden.

 

Transfer Garden to NEW YEAR

Click on the "Options" button at the top of the Plangarden screen. Select "Transfer To New Year" and follow instructions. Then to pull up the current year's garden, click on the "Options" button again, select "Load Garden Area", select Year and Garden Area name, and click on "OK". More help on how to transfer your garden to the New Year.

 

COPY GARDEN AREA

Click on the "Options" button at the top of the Plangarden screen. Select "Duplicate Garden Area", and select the options to copy. Click on the "Duplicate" button.

Go back to the "Options" menu and select "Load Garden Area".  Make sure you select the YEAR and the GARDEN NAME.  The copy you just made is likely called "Copy My Garden" or "Copy [Name_of_Garden]".

Read the next paragraph to rename the copy of your garden area. You can switch to any garden area by using the "Options"/"Load Garden Area" feature.

 

RENAME GARDEN AREA

Click on the "Options" button at the top of the Plangarden screen. Select "Preferences". The "Preference" box will appear. In the top right area beneath "Garden Name", simply type over the old name with the new name, up to 9 characters long (it can be longer, but only the first 9 characters will appear on your screen at the top right of the page beneath your username). Click on the "OK" button and you're done! See image here.

 

Format UNIT and DATE

Click on the "Options" button at the top of the Plangarden screen. Select "Preferences". The "Preference" box will appear. You can set Unit (imperial, metric) and Date formats in their respective boxes. Click on the "OK" button and you're done! See image here.

 

Show or Hide PLANT SPACING

Click on the "Options" button at the top of the Plangarden screen. Select "Preferences". The "Preference" box will appear. You can choose to Show or Hide Plant Spacing. Click on the "OK" button and you're done! See image here. The Plant Spacing guidelines are discussed in greater detail in the Manage Vegetables Tutorial.

 

Upload IMAGE to Your Garden

In the "Lay out Plot" tab, click on the "Image" button found in the Garden Layout Editor box. Then click on the "Add" button. A new window showing your file directory should appear. Select the image file you wish to upload (JPG, GIF, PNG) and then click on the "Open" button. Your selected image should now appear on the top left corner of your screen. If you can't see it, zoom out and click on the "Reset Pan" button in your zoom box. Drag and drop the image anywhere on your garden palette. To change the size of your image, make sure it's selected, and then drag the triangular button up and down the slider till you get the right size.

 

Change PASSWORD

Log in with your username and existing password. To change your password, click on "My Account" button on left sidebar. Then in the yellow "My Settings" box, select "Edit avatar, password, forum settings". Follow instructions to reset password. Make sure you click on the "SUBMIT" button all the way at the bottom of the page to save your new password. You can also go directly to: http://www.plangarden.com/forum/profile.php?mode=editprofile

 

What do I get when I sign up for the free trial?

You get to use the full version of Plangarden, either the online version, or the download version. You can plan your garden, use all the features, ask support questions or request new features, and interact with other users. For 45 days you are a Plangarden user. We DO NOT sell your information to any third party for any reason. We do occasionaly send users emails to let them know of new features or options in Plangarden. Enjoy!!

Why should I subscribe?

Subscribing allows you to continue to use Plangarden. You start where you left off with your trial version. All your work is saved and used from the trial. You also can look back at previous years' gardens and have a full record of your garden for years to come.

What happens when I subscribe?

When you subscribe to Plangarden you will be using Paypal to enter your payment information. Paypal is one of the most trusted and secure payment methods on the Web. None of your information passes through our servers or is kept by Plangarden.

What are the sytem requirements?

Any computer built in the last 7+ years should be able to run Plangrarden. If you use the web version you will need to have Flash 7 or greater installed. This is a free download from Adobe. The download version does not need to have Flash installed.

I click on "Start Plangarden" and nothing happens!

This normally is caused by a pop-up blocker. These can be from a toolbar like the Google or Yahoo tool bar, or protection programs like Norton or Ad Aware. You need to set Plangarden as a site that allows pop-ups or turn them off when clicking on "Start Plangarden".

What is the difference between using Plangarden on the Web and the download version?

Short Answer: Nothing.
Long Answer: Plangarden runs in your browser. When you click on "Start Plangarden" you start the Flash application from your browser. The downloadable version is the same software, just packaged as a program that you start from your computer. More information on Plangarden downloads.

Can Plangarden work without being connected to the Internet?

No. Plangarden software stores all your garden information securely on our servers. This means it can not run without being connected to the Web. The good side of this is that if your computer ever fails, you don't loose your garden information. If there ever is a problem with your garden, we can help fix in quickly. There are many advantages to Web-enabled software. In addition, our servers are backed up nightly and stored on multiple machines.

Does Plangarden work on the Mac/Linux/Vista?

Yes. Because Plangarden is a Flash application it works on Macs/Linux and PCs equally well.