Organic Gardening Guide Series 2021: The Best Gardening Apps of 2021!

February 1, 2021

Wether you have a green thumb or are just having fun trying to grow something, we can all use some help with our gardening. There is so much information to gather, organize, and many plants to keep track of. As your plants grow, there are all kinds of facts, documentation, pests, and deceases that need to be researched/organized. Thankfully, there are sever good gardening Apps that can help you make the most of your garden, whether you’re growing tomatoes, flowers, or nutritious vegetables.

The following gardening Apps can help you to: catalog your garden, provide helpful guides, take care of plants, help with your garden design & location, crop rotation, and yearly tracking. Each App seems to offer a specific format, and design. I recommend that you download each and play with them. After briefly using each, I was able to decide which App I wanted to keep. Another factor that I like is that the Apps can easily be loaded onto your IPhone, which means that they are easily accessible while you garden. I even made a quick notation the other day while I was in my kitchen cooking! They are very user friendly, and make it easy to constantly add new information as your garden matures.

The following reviews are presented by Jackie Dove at digitaltrends.com.

GARDEN TAGS:
This popular gardening app — great for design inspiration — is home to a large community of friendly gardeners who are quick to offer care advice, identification help, and handy tips. You can keep a photographic journal of your garden and get reminders about pruning, or advice on the best spots for growth. You can also search the encyclopedia, see what’s popular, and follow other gardeners when you find plants and gardens that you really like. Recent versions add plant recognition features to help you quickly identify plants. Just point GardenTags at a flower or leaf and select Identify and Add plant, and the app will find the plant name.

MOON & GARDEN:
Moon & Garden takes a unique lunar approach to planting and harvesting fruits, vegetables, and herbs in your organic garden. Using a biodynamic method, the app relies on the phases of the moon to advise you of actions you can take in caring for your garden for the following day. The app approaches gardening from a position that plants depend on lunar phases like full moon or new moon for successful sowing, repotting, transplanting, and harvesting, depending on the type of fruit, flower, or leaf you have. The app reveals not only the current phase of the moon and the zodiac sign, but also the weather forecast for determining optimal gardening conditions. The app lets you schedule your gardening tasks with its reminder feature and share your pictures with other Moon & Garden users via the Community feature.

GARDENIZE:
Gardenize helps you keep track of all the plants in your garden and offers information on how to care for them, including location, crop rotation, and yearly tracking of plants and crops. You can keep notes and photos of your plants in a single place. A dynamic news feed gives you perspective on how to keep your garden beautiful and healthy. Different sections of the app specialize in plants, types of flower beds or raised beds, and tasks such as watering, fertilizing, or harvesting. Document your plant development from seed to full-grown plant, track the condition of the soil and duration of sunlight, and keep a running narrative of your garden with up-to-date photos. You can create a public or private account so friends can follow you and you can track gardens worldwide.

GARDENATE:
Gardenate could be the ideal solution if you’re looking for a simple calendar for planting garden vegetables. The calendar includes numerous useful guidelines and suggestions.With this app, you’re able to locate detailed information on various vegetables, set a schedule, and plan your garden. You can also use the Planting Now tab for inspiration on what to plant each month. The app offers details for growing nearly 100 popular garden vegetables, with specific planting information for the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.

SMART PLANT:
This app, previously called PlantSnapp, is targeted to both gardeners and general plant owners. It features a vast plant library, but the real attraction is the ability to snap and upload a picture of a plant — or pest — and have an expert gardener identify it for you. You can also create a care calendar when you tag your plants to a list on the app. Consequently, you’ll receive alerts reminding you of your plant maintenance duties for the month so that your plants stay in good shape.

GROW IT:
GrowIt allows you to join an enthusiastic community of gardeners, helping you to find inspiration, gather information, and share your own cultivations with the world. This gardening app is good if you want to find out what plants will grow well in your local area. You’ll also find useful advice cataloged in projects or you can add your own. You can even ask the community to help you identify specific plants and rate other people’s gardens and check out the most beautiful ones out there if you seek more ideas. Recent upgrades let you zoom in on plant cards and images in questions for easier horticultural identification, share a plant card, navigate to another member’s profile, and get updated search results, improved mapping, and more. New features include videos, letting you offer a tour of your houseplants.

The following are three other gardening Apps that you may also enjoy!

Veggie Garden Planner:

From Seed to Spoon:

Gardening by the Month:

Which gardening App did you find most useful? Please share in the comments. Thank you for sharing!

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