I have fond memories of several educational computer games from school circa 1993–1998. Possibly from MECC, but I haven't found this game on any lists of MECC games as far as I could tell.

It's a simulation, similar to Hammurabi or Lemonade Stand. It did have color graphics, though; it wasn't purely text-based. (This was the era of CGA/EGA/VGA graphics options.)

It's a farming/gardening simulation. You have a greenhouse where you can plant various vegetable crops. The only vegetable I'm 99% confident was involved was "kohlrabi." I remembered that one because this was the first place I'd heard of it, and I still didn't really know what it was until years later. Other vegetables you could plant might have included peas, corn, string beans, that kind of thing.

I think there was a weather aspect (X probability of sunny weather, X probability of cloudy weather), and you had to decide how much to water the plants, and so on. I don't really remember the parameters of the simulation.

There were several other simulation games on the same computer; I don't know if they might have been packaged together. One involved making model rockets; one involved racing cars and featured a wind-tunnel screen; one was definitely Odell Lake.

  • 1
    It does not quite sound like SimFarm, but perhaps worth having a look... Mar 24 '19 at 10:28
  • 1
    You remember what kind of computer? Apple II?
    – dashnick
    Mar 24 '19 at 12:50
  • "You remember what kind of computer? Apple II?" — My impression is of a PC, but I think I'm misremembering the Apple II as being more primitive than it really was. My game definitely had multi-color graphics (probably 320x200), but I see from Wikipedia that the Apple II could do that. So yes, it could have been an Apple II/IIe. Mar 24 '19 at 13:50

Lunar Greenhouse for the Apple IIe features kohlrabi:


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.