Growing Interactive - Smart Software for Gardening Websites

Growing Interactive produces a white-labelled version of the Garden Planner which is easy to integrate into your website. A selection of our clients are profiled here:

Ogden Publications

Mother Earth News Garden Planner

Ogden Publications Inc publishes a number of successful magazines with an emphasis on self-suffiency and sustainability. Mother Earth News, their flagship gardening and sustainable-lifestyle publication, has a circulation of 475,000 and a content-rich website with 750,000 unique visitors per month.

Ogden Publications also publishes Grit Magazine aimed at those living a rural lifestyle (circulation 218,000) and The Herb Companion (circluation 60,000).

Growing Interactive produces branded versions of the Garden Planner to integrate with each of the publication websites. Not only does this provide a valuable extra service to Ogden Publications' readers and website visitors but it also adds an important new revenue stream for the publishing company.

In 2011 the Mother Earth News Garden Planner won one of the prestigious Eddie and Ozzie awards in the category Best Online Tool (consumer).

Suttons Seeds

Suttons Vegetable Garden Planner

Suttons Seeds is one of the three largest seed companies in the UK with high brand recognition and a growing amount of business coming through their fully featured eCommerce site.

Growing Interactive produce a branded version of the Garden Planner for Suttons which gives them considerable competitive advantage in the expanding market for Grow Your Own seeds and plants. We were able to produce a complete mini-site for them with all supporting pages, meeting a tight catalog deadline and implementing the whole system without impacting their staff's time.

The Suttons Vegetable Garden Planner brings customers back to their site throughout the growing season and adds valuable new email marketing tools to increase brand visibility and loyalty.


groOrganic Garden Planner

groOrganic is an innovative group of companies who provide 'full service' vegetable gardens for people with little time or experience of gardening. groOrganic can supply complete raised bed vegetable gardens installed and maintained by professionals.

Although started in California, groOrganic is franchising the concept across the US with great success, enabling rapid growth and full training for each franchisee.

Growing Interactive produce the branded Garden Planner used by groOrganic to track the various vegetable gardens they install and maintain through our special Master Account system. The groOrganic Garden Planner is also a key benefit of groOrganic Association membership which also includes training, seeds and a professional review of the customer's garden plans. homepage is the example site we built to showcase the first version of our Garden Planner software. Launched in November 2007, it has rapidly grown in popularity with gardeners around the world and now averages over 65,000 visitors a month during the growing season, together viewing in excess of 1.4 million pages a year.

The Garden Planner is central to the website and over 100,000 gardeners have used it to plan their vegetable plots making it the world’s most popular flexible kitchen garden planning software. was shortlisted for the highly-competitive Website of the Year Awards 2010 and was the only gardening website to reach this stage.


During Winter 2008-9, hundreds of gardeners product-tested the Garden Planner on for Gardening How-To magazine.

National Home Gardening Club approval for

At the end of the review process the Garden Planner had achieved an amazing 91% approval rating by their gardeners, with many positive comments and recommendations. was subsequently featured in two issues of Gardening How-To magazine.

User Testimonials

The Garden Planner has received countless endorsements from gardeners around the world. Here are just a few:

  • "I can't tell you how much fun I have had planning my garden with your site and tools."
  • "I love this product. This is so much fun. It is so easy to try new layouts and ideas. It gives me a lot of help planning my future plantings."
  • "In 20 minutes I have sorted out the plan, made sure everything is in the right place and can't wait to get going (come on longer days and sunshine!!) Thank you very much."
  • "What a lovely package, informative and easy to use. Congratulations."

For Your Website

The same software that powers can easily be added to your own website. If you would like to find out more, or to arrange a demonstration, just call our office at 727 538 7734 or use our contact form.

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