Okay, home gardeners and urban farmers, the time has come for you to get your gardening gear, grab your phone, and head outside.
Slowly but surely, gardening apps are becoming just as common and widely used as gardening gloves. Sure, you could grow an amazing home garden without these apps, but who wouldn’t want to use every tool possible to ensure your seedlings thrive?
Scroll down to peruse 3 gardening apps that are easy to use and incredibly helpful for gardeners and farmers of all skill levels.
1. BeeSmart Pollinator Gardener
Every gardener knows plants that attract pollinators are vital to a garden. That’s why we think this app is the bee’s knees (sorry).
The BeeSmart Pollinator Gardener is a free app that’s designed to inform gardeners and farmers of all the plants and flowers that will successfully attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, beetles, bats, and other pollinators to their yard. The app is filled with information about 1,000 pollinator-friendly plants that are native to the United States. The app contains a wide variety of suggestions—perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and vines—and allows users to create plant lists that can be adapted to pollinator type, flower color, soil type, sunlight, and plant type. Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
2. GrowIt! Garden Socially App
If you’re a social butterfly, you’ll love the GrowIt! Garden Socially App. The free app is designed to connect you with other gardeners and farmers in you area. Easily see what other gardeners are up to, share photos of your plants with other gardeners, and give gardeners plant suggestions. Think of it as Instagram for your flowers, trees, and vegetables.
The app also can work as a garden organizer and allows you to start various growing projects and keep track of growing progress. Available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
3. My Garden Containers
Have a hard time envisioning which plants will look best in the plant containers you're itching to fill? We feel you. Well, this app will make planning all your containers a breeze.
The free app aims to help people pair the correct flowers, vegetables, and herbs together in containers. It is filled with how-to articles and videos that help gardeners:
- Choose a container
- Pick the right soil
- Select plants
- Figure out how to plant specific plants
- Water plants
- Fertilize plants
Do you have a favorite gardening app you enjoy using? If so, share so all our green-thumbed readers can benefit.
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