One of these gardening apps will be your ally in your quest towards a thriving garden – green thumb or not. We’ve narrowed this list down to our pick of the 7 best garden planning apps we think are most helpful. We talk about our picks below to help you find the app that best fits you.
Gardening Apps to Give You a Green Thumb
1. Garden Tags
— GardenTags (@gardentags) August 9, 2017
Garden Tags connects you with other garden-loving folks who can offer advice about your well-loved plants. In addition to this, think of the app as a Pinterest for gardening. You can search the web and follow other gardeners for inspiration on design and varieties of plants.
Tip: It also gives you a heads up on your garden’s pruning dates as long as you set up a reminder alert on the app.
2. Garden Answers Plant Identifier
This app is a favorite of many because it’s free! The Garden Answers Plant Identifier app has an extensive database of over 20,000 different plants. This means you can readily open the app whenever you come across a plant species you haven’t seen before.
Sometimes the weather can wreak havoc on a garden. The secret is to prepare for the upcoming weather changes. The Life app not only functions as a gardening journal, but it also provides you with local weather updates so you can prepare as needed.
I recommend the Gardenate app. for planning an edible garden. This is what it suggest we can plant out in October in Melbourne. pic.twitter.com/Hf9L9LobyF
— Alex Mungall (@AlexMungall) October 2, 2016
Gardenate is a fuss-free app that helps you organize your gardening schedule. The app tells you which crops to plant during a particular season, when to sow specific seeds, which ones to put in seed trays and when to plant them out. It’ll definitely get you settled on a steady gardening rhythm for your backyard.
5. Gardening Companion
Are you a newbie in the gardening scene? Download the Gardening Companion app! Its library includes articles, photos, and even YouTube videos. The app will be a big help, especially if you’re in search of a simple how-to video or a solution to a gardening problem.
What’s growing near you? I found this & much more using GrowIt!, the mobile app that lets you Garden Socially! pic.twitter.com/pPyUPXbR4o
— Nicole Bloch (@nicki_smu) August 25, 2017
GrowIt! tells you which plants grow best in your location and climate. This makes you more confident in the crops and flowers you choose to plant in your garden. The best part is, you can also set up a project on the app where you can keep track of and show off your gardening milestones.
7. Homegrown with Bonnie Plants
— Sci24H (@scienceLeMagazi) May 30, 2017
Interested in growing your own food? Then the Homegrown with Bonnie Plants app may be perfect for you! It’s a free resource for gardeners of all skill levels looking for planting advice and more.
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Now, you don’t need to be born with a green thumb to be a gardening whiz. Sometimes, all you need is a little help in the form of some gardening apps. You never know, these handy dandy apps may just be the secret to give you the garden you’ve always dreamed of.
What are your favorite gardening apps? Share them with us in the comment section below!