About Gardenate

Why Gardenate?

Gardenate is intended to make it easier to keep your kitchen garden growing and producing. Each month the home page lists what you can plant now in your climate zone, and what to prepare for next month.

One way to productive gardening is to plant regularly - plant something every day if possible in suitable climates.

Can I support Gardenate?

Certainly! We welcome donations (via the big red button on this the page 😀) to help defray the costs of running the site, or you can buy our app for Apple or Android.

Who is behind Gardenate?

Gardenate is a personal project designed and built by myself, Chris Hutchinson. My business, Hutchinson Software, designs and implements mobile apps, web applications and database software, so get in touch if you need a custom application.

Gardenate data entry has been mostly done by my gardening mother, Liz Hutchinson. I'm in the Australian sub-tropical zone, she's in temperate New Zealand, so that explains any bias in the zone and species list and why we use AU/NZ/UK spellings and terminology.

I like edible gardening, but tend to forget to keep up with regular planting of successions, and end up battling our highly variable climate and drought. Gardenate is an attempt to make it easier to remember what to plant now, and to get in seed ready for next month.

If you have any feedback or suggestions we would love to hear from you.

Why is it called Gardenate?

It seemed like a good idea at the time! I was thinking of a combination of 'garden' and 'eat'...

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This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. Gardenate is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
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