Gardening is a great way to get outside and get some time away from screened devices. In fact, gardening is one of the best mindfulness activities you can enjoy, but sometimes we need a little help getting taking care of our gardens and these gardening apps can do the trick.
The Best Apps for Gardeners
1. For anyone looking for an app that can help them identify plants, SmartPlant is a great option. While scouting for useful plants to grow, you can add to your personal collection, or you can use this to label your plants if you have forgotten to label them when you planted them. As you use this app regularly, it will allow you to identify and learn about the plants within your environment.
2. Gardening Companion is a great app for planning your garden and staying on top of regular tasks. Using Gardening Companion will help you to track the progress of your garden. As well as providing information on how to care for plants, we will give you tips on how to deal with challenges you may face in gardening.
3. There is a great app called My Soil that lets you search for information about the soil in your area. If you know everything from the temperature to the average amount of organic matter in the soil, you will be better able to decide what to add to your soil, though I still recommend soil testing to ensure each area of your garden is appropriate for your plants.
4. GardenTags is a great app for gardeners allowing you to connect with one another and share information, tips, and solutions to gardening challenges. The hobby of gardening is a niche interest, so you may have trouble finding friends or neighbors with the same interests. You can use this app to share information with other gardeners, filling in that informational gap.
5. The Gardening Channel is a great app packed with tips and tricks to help your garden thrive. In this free app, you can watch videos on how to grow a wide variety of vegetables and flowers so it makes a great pocket companion for both working in and planning your garden. Apps like this are great for people who learn visually.
6. Kitchen gardening is a video bases gardening lesson app that focuses strictly on edible plants you can use in your kitchen. It can be a great place to learn how to grow your own food even if you lack a green thumb if you are looking to grow your own food.
7. PlantNet is a great app for identifying plants. The app pulls up similar plants from your geographic area that have been found in your area when you take a picture of the left, fruit, or flower of the plant. This app has a large network of gardeners that can provide you with the answer you are seeking, along with any notes or information you may need or want once you find what you are looking for. I personally love this app when I go out foraging as it makes it easy to identify and learn about the interesting plants I find.
8. Using Grow Grow Garden, you can connect with other gardeners to see what other gardeners are growing, log what is growing in your garden, and create plant profiles to keep track of what your plants need to survive. Using this app, you can even set reminders to care for your plants and make a wish list of plants you want so you never forget to buy them.