As we prepare for spring gardening, most of us have a lot on our minds: what to plant, how to plant it, where to plant it, how to care for it, how to avoid pests… the list goes on and on. And one great thing about the technological age is that all of this information is just a few clicks away. Here are some great apps to consider if you have a smartphone or tablet.
Landscapers Companion: Your reference guide to many varieties of plants: trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and more. There are over 22,000 plants featured (most with pictures), so learning what to plant and how will be a snap.
Gardenate: This is perfect for the produce gardener. It includes monthly climate zone guides that help you track what is in planting season and helps you stay prepared year round.
Garden Tracker: It’s all about planning with this app. It will help you plan garden plots and sizes and helps track progress by telling you when you last watered and fertilized and how many days until you should harvest.
Grow Buddy: Track your individual garden’s progress with notes, pictures, and more. Grow Buddy also helps track pH, EC/PPM. With the pro version, you can also have access to graphs, rooms, feeding schedules, cloners and other features.
The Gardening Guide from Mother Earth News: This comes from the leading American magazine on organic gardening. It gives advice and info on all variety of crops, provides a resource section for informational articles and tips, and is an all-around great app for any gardener.
Herb Garden: Interested mostly in herbs? This app has you covered. It’s a guide for growing, cooking, and preserving herbs and spices. It includes information on common herbs and spices all the way through more exotic and rare ones. There are tons of photos, advice for care and harvest, and more.