I have had a couple of you ask me if there were any gardening apps I would recommend. But to be completely honest, I am more of a pencil and paper kind of girl. Maybe I’m weird, I don’t know, but I barely know how to use my iphone, and I just learned how to download songs from itunes about 3 months ago.
But I did a little research, and here are 5 cool choices for planning your garden and/or plant reference guides:
The Garden Tracker allows you to customize your planting/gardening to your size and location of plot. It helps you track when to water, plant, harvest, and how to do it. You can break up your garden into sections, like window boxes, patio planters, and raised beds. It allows you to grid your garden, making sure you have the appropriate planting space, etc. If only it could do the weeding too. It runs $1.99 for the iPhone and $3.99 for iPad.
Next up is an app for iPad users only. It’s called Garden Plan Pro. It runs at a higher price of $9.99, but is a complete planting reference guide AND garden planner. This app has EVERYTHING, and is highly rated by The Times, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the list goes on. It looks like the Holy Grail of garden planning.
If you are looking for a simple app, that tells you when to plant, where to plant, and how to care for your veggie garden, go with the Vegetable Planting Calendar, it’s free for both iPad and iPhone users. It’s a very basic reference guide, but comes in handy when you need a quick overview on how to care for your garden.
Gardenate is another option in the lower price points. It allows you to schedule your planning around fully customized plant choices. It tracks when you planted and gives a very general overview of each plant. It runs $1.99 for iPhone and $3.99 for iPad users.
Finally, the Vegetable Gardening Guide, is more of a handheld reference book. It is unique because it offers several reference pictures, general tips, and recipes for your harvested veggies. It’s $2.99 for both iPhone and iPad users.
Do any of you have an app you just love for gardening?
If so, let us know in the comment section below.
May the trowel be with you,
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