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Unique Ways to Use Metal Tubs as Outdoor Planters

Unique Ways to Use Metal Tubs as Outdoor Planters

Saving Money on Yard and Garden Displays with Unique Design Ideas

Some of the very best outdoor planters are not made of stone, concrete, terracotta or cast resin. They are made of inexpensive metal, and they are an affordable alternative to flowerpots that can look just as good. With enamel paint and creative methods of arrangement, galvanized containers can look phenomenal. Consider these unique ways to use metal tubs and planters, and create an impressive display of flowers, foliage and more. The contents of the containers will steal the show in your yard or garden.
Begin By Spray Painting the Tubs
It is amazing how color can completely change something plain. Before using metal tubs as outdoor planters, coat them with metal primer and paint for outdoor use. These day you can find spray paint in every color of the rainbow, and some include texture and other unique effects. If desired, you can make cheap galvanized metal look just like stone.
Make a Gorgeous and Impressive Three-Tiered Display
When looking for unique ways to use metal tubs for planting, consider setting up a three-tiered arrangement. Buy containers in graduating sizes, and fill them with rich organic soil. Stack the planters with the largest one on the bottom and the smallest one on top. Plant vinca vines around the edges of the bottom tub and low-growing flowers on the inside. Opt for another low-growing variety for the middle container, and consider a spike for the top.
Thread Metal Buckets onto a Planter Pole
You can create an amazing display with a single metal tub and three metal buckets. Fill a large galvanized container with soil, and drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the first bucket. The hole should be just a little more than one inch in diameter.
Next, push a one-inch diameter metal rod into the center of the soil filled container, and pack the dirt around it. Attach a hose clamp to the metal rod approximately six inches from the top of the soil. The purpose of the hose clamp is to support the bucket. Thread the first bucket onto the rod, and fill it with soil.
Drill a two-inch hole in the center of the second and third bucket. Thread the second one onto the metal rod, and tip it either left or right. Fill it with soil. The first bucket will support it. 
Thread the last bucket onto the rod, and tilt it in the opposite direction. Fill it with soil, and plant petunias in a color of your choice in the buckets and the metal tub. It will look as if waves of flowers are pouring from the buckets and into the container below.
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10 Useful Apps for iPad and Android That Gardening Enthusiasts Will Love

We live in a world of technological marvels. Long gone are the days when you would have to write notes about your garden in a notebook. I’ve found 10 great apps that will help with every phase of your garden this year, from planning your plot to harvesting your veggies.
Grow Planner ($9.99, iPad) – This app allows you to plan your garden plot with digital graph paper. It allows you to calculate how much of a crop you can grow in the area that you’ve specified.
Rain Harvest (free, iPad) – For the green gardener who’s interested in collecting rain in barrels, this app is invaluable. The user inputs the number of collection points, surface area of the roof, and the amount of rainfall. The app will then calculate how much rain that will be collected.
Garden Squared (free, Android) – This is another garden planning app that uses a simple graphical interface to allow users to plot gardens in various sizes and record journal entries to keep track of what worked and didn’t work with their layouts from year to year.
Landscaper Companion ($4.99, iPad) – This reference app has information on 26,000 North American plants. You can search the database based on criteria such as USDA zone, growth rate, and deer resistance among several others.
Moon Gardening ($1.99, iPad) – This app is for people who want to plant according to the cycles of the moon. This is a technique that has existed for centuries under the belief, that in the same way that lunar cycles affect the tides, it pulls on the smaller bodies of water that run through your plants.
Garden Compass Plant/Disease Identifier (free, iPad) – If you need to identify a plant or figure out what the disease is that’s plaguing your garden, this is the app for you.
Gardening Toolkit ($1.99, iPad) – This app does a little of everything from keeping track of what’s growing in your garden to providing an identification guide to over 1000 plants.
Companion Planting ($.99, iPad) – This inexpensive app isn’t the slickest one on this list, but if you are looking for suggestions on which plants thrive together, this app provides a handy guide.
Vegetable Garden Calculator (free, iPad) – If you need to figure out how much of a crop you need to plant to feed your family, this app is a must have.
Garden Planting Calculator ($2.99, Android) – This app lets you know exactly what you can plant at a given time of the year. There are other Gardening Apps behind this link
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Gardening Like a Pro – There's an App for That

Gardening Like a Pro - There's an App for That
Gardening is great exercise and a proven form of stress relief, but not everyone is born with a green thumb. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Here are a few that should help you have the garden you have always wanted.
Home Outside Palette
Home Outside Palette allows you to create a variety of landscapes. Add and subtract shrubbery, pathways, lounge furniture, a garden and even a swing set. You can e-mail results back and forth with friends or use the new “Ask an Expert” feature. This app does not compare to computer programs for landscaping design, but neither does the cost. It should be used to get a general idea, not to hand to the landscaper. PRICE: $1.99
Garden Time Planner
Garden Time Planner, which directs you to the Burpee store often, assists beginner gardeners in figuring out when herbs and vegetables should be planted and harvested. Information is given by plant name, not by date. PRICE: Free
Gardenate
This app does what Garden Time Planner does not. It displays plants appropriate for the current season in your U.S.D.A. zone and the All Plants tab shows about 100 common kitchen garden plants for planning what you might like to grow in other seasons. The interface is easy, and the graphics are nice. PRICE: $1.99
iGarden USA – Gardening Helper
The iGarden USA app also gives advice on planting dates for each US climate zone. It offers advice on the best planting procedures for each type of plant in your garden. Unlike Garden Time Planner, this app allows you to track when you plant indoor seed and has integrated weather and alerts. PRICE: $4.99

PocketGarden
Although not yet available in the United States iTunes store, PocketGarden has gotten rave reviews from our friends across the pond. Users can search through hundreds of vegetables to learn about what should be planted and how to plant it successfully. Pocket Garden allows you to keep track of the date you planted and provides current information about harvesting and germination. If you have yet to plant seeds, let Pocket Garden know what you’re planting, and it will tell you the best depth for planting and perfect spacing. PRICE: $0.99

Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens
A must have app for anyone with a small gardening space. There are approximately 100 small plants in different categories, such as groundcover, perennials, and vines. The app offers zone requirements, flower color, drought tolerance, cultivation tips and a link to an online nursery where you can buy the plant. PRICE: $2.99

Vegetable Gardening Guide
This app is great for a novice gardener; a pro will find it basic. The app provides a list of tools needed for the garden, instructions on how to plant and care for the plants, detailed illustrations, and hyperlinked information. It also offers nutritional information and recipe and canning advice. PRICE: $2.99
Garden Compass
Garden Compass rates 4.5 stars in the iTunes app store. It uses live horticulturists to review pictures and identify a plant, or a problem insect or disease. Users can expect an answer within 24 hours on what the disease is and advice and solutions. This app also comes with an Essentials store that sells gardening accents such as grills and bird feeders. PRICE: Free
iVeggieGarden
This app is for the experienced gardener who would like to track all aspects of the growing season. For each plant, there are growing tips tailored to your U.S.D.A. zone and pictures of common pests. There is a notes section, a form for recording key dates like when seeds were planted, when they sprouted, when seedlings were thinned, when plants flowered and when they were harvested. PRICE: $0.99
Compost
This calculator utility helps gardeners achieve and optimal mix of Carbon : Nitrogen ratio. The user puts in the amount of items on hand and the app calculates and gives the user options of items needed to balance the mixture properly. Price: Free
With information at our green fingertips, anyone can now garden like a pro.
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Top 10 Favorite Gardening Apps

Top 10 Favorite Gardening Apps
With spring here, it is time to start your gardening activities. We live in apartment with a small patio and I love to make and maintain small garden on the patio using flower pots of different sizes. I love to grow herbs and small flowering plants and often use tools and guides online to help me with gardening. Here are some of top 10 apps I often go to for my gardening purposes:
1. Pocket Garden – I love to grow vegetables in my garden, and I always find Pocket Garden a necessity. With this app, I can search through hundreds of vegetables to learn about them and how to plant them successfully. This app also allows me to keep track of the date I planted and gives me information about harvesting and germination. If I think I want to plant some specific seeds, this app tells me the best way to plant and watering tips.
2. Gardening Toolkit – Gardening Toolkit has lot of benefits for the beginner gardeners. If you haven’t decided what to plant in your garden, Gardening Toolkit can help you decide. It will also tell you the best place to plant certain items in your garden to ensure they grow successfully. Gardening Toolkit provides a to-do list to keep you organized.
3. Rain Harvest – This is a great app for those gardeners who plan to harvest rain water for home irrigation system. Rain Harvest calculates how much water can fall on your roof during rains, letting you know exactly how much water you can accumulate and use for your garden.
4. Vegetable Gardening Guide – This is an essential app when I am planting vegetables in my garden- Vegetable Gardening Guide . This app provides a list of tools needed for the garden along with instructions on how to plant and care for the garden. Vegetable Gardening Guide also provides the nutritional information on the vegetables in your garden as well as recipes.
5. Landscaper’s Companion – If you want to plant trees, plants and shrubbery, Landscaper ‘ s Companion is designed for such. This app is like a reference guide where you can search through over 25,000 plants and receive information on the plants. You can also use the app to take notes on the plants as well as upload pictures of your garden.
6. Organic Gardening Magazine – This gardening app is for iPad users who can view the Rodale Inc.’s paper magazine into a digital version complete with beautiful imagery and magazine stories about such topics as how to grow prize-winning plants, flowering plants care and maintenance, and the difference between different types of bugs.
7. Garden Squared – You can lay out your vegetable plot with Garden Squared, app which allows you to select dimensions of beds from 1-by-1-foot-square to 4- by 8-feet.
8. Leafsnap – This app Leafsnap can identify plants on the fly. You can snap a plant’s photo with Google Goggles , or take a picture of a tree’s leaf against a white background and submit it for search results instantly. Alternatively you can look through a list of characteristics such as leaf shape, flower color etc. to make the flower or plant identification.
9. Garden Book – This is a digital version of Sunset Magazine’s biblically comprehensive reference, The New Western Garden Book (ninth edition) app has nearly 30 DIY videos and more than 100 slideshows. It is expensive though.
10. Mother Earth News – From Ogden Publications, this gardening app has tons of DIY and how-to information on such topics as organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health, and green building practices. Need more gardening apps?
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Dirt and Technology: An Unlikely Pair?

As a child, I spent many warm summer days sitting in my great aunts’ gardens. If I would have told them in the future they would be able to look up important garden information on a handheld device, they would have accused me of reading too many of my comic books. However, new technology has allowed this option to become a reality. Here are some of the apps that I find the most useful and informative.

1. Garden Plan Pro

The Garden Plan Pro is an iPad app that has a database for plant types. The app can help the user to identify when to plant and what to plant. The app also has calendar, crop rotation suggestions and local weather information.

2. Garden Time Planner

One of the best factors of this Burpee app is the cost; it’s free. The app will give you information on when you should plant as well as the tips on harvesting the crop.

3. FlowerPedia

If you love flowers, this is the app for you. FlowerPedia is on iTunes and is wonderful for searching for information on a specific flower in your area as well as viewing exotic flowers from around the world.

4. Mother Earth News

I will admit this is one my favorite sites. The Mother Earth News app has a library with information on a variety of topics such as organic foods and do-it-yourself projects.

5. Leafsnap

Leafsnap is numerous field guides that offer the user to identify plants and tree species which is good when you are trying to figure out if the plant that has just emerged is a weed or a crop.

6. Garden Squared

Garden Squared is great for helping you plan your garden. The app also has an area for journal entry which can help in determining what worked in your garden and what did not work.

7. A Gardeners Handbook: Vol. 1

This app is perfect when planning out your dream garden. The app has a planning section and information on how to design your entire garden.

8. Organic Gardening

Many people are turning to food items that are not being treated with chemicals. This app gives you important insight on how to make organic fertilizer and natural pesticides to help keep your garden chemical free.

9. Gardeners Calendar

The Gardeners Calendar has numerous tips on many areas of vegetable gardening. The app even will give information on moon planting dates.

10. Garden Manager: Plant Alarm

This app allows you to set different alarms such as when to water and when to fertilize your garden which is a great tool for a busy lifestyle.  Our site contains other articles about gardening apps!

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Lawn Mower Maintenance Checklist for Spring

Lawn Mower Maintenance Checklist for Spring
It’s been a long winter for most of us. But warm weather is quickly approaching. And with warmer temperatures and longer days, comes the inevitable duty of mowing the lawn. Chances are your lawn mower has been sitting in one place for several months, but that doesn’t necessary mean that it’s ready to roll out and use. Before cranking up your push or riding lawn mower, take a moment to inspect it with our lawn mower maintenance checklist.
Can you remember the specifics of what happened the last time you used your lawn mower? Being that it was several months ago, chances are you can’t. That’s one reason why it’s important to inspect a lawn mower before using it. There may be something lodged inside that will come loose as you mow. Moreover, there’s no telling what may have found its way beneath, or inside of, the mower while it sat idle.
With that in mind, follow this simple lawn mower maintenance checklist to prevent any dangers or malfunctions.
Inspect for critters – An unused lawn mower can make a warm home for a small animal or rodent. Before using, inspect beneath the mower and in the air filter compartment for signs of nesting. Even if an animal has left the lawn mower unoccupied, it’s important to discard their nesting materials to prevent fire.
Clear any debris – If the lawn mower was put away for the winter without being cleaned, now is the time to clean it. All leaves, pine needles, dry grass, and other debris needs to be cleared away completely before use. When the bottom of the mower is left clogged, it decreases air circulation and can pose a fire hazard.
Inspect the blade – A damaged lawn mower blade can lead to a dangerous situation. Check the blade for any cracks, bends, or breaks. A cracked blade is especially dangerous as it can break off and cause injury when the lawn mower is in use. If you see any sign of damage, replace the blade for safety sake. A dull blade should be sharpened to ensure a clean cut.
Change the oil – Part of regular lawn mower maintenance is to change the oil once a season. Before initial use is the perfect time to do so. An annual oil change will help keep the motor healthy and running its best. Be sure to discard of the old oil in a responsible manner.
Clean or replace the air filter – There are two types of air filters for lawn mowers, foam and paper. Foam filters should be cleaned thoroughly, while paper filters can be replaced. Cleaning or replacing the air filter is a simple way to get the lawn mower ready for spring, and keep it running great all year long.
Check the oil – This is a lawn mower maintenance task that should be done before every use, not just in the spring. If you’re low on oil, or out altogether, do not use the mower! A quick trip to the store for more oil will save a lot of money down the road.
If there will be someone new using the lawn mower this year, such as an older child, be sure they understand the basic operating instructions to your particular mower. It’s a good idea for them to read the manual and be supervised during their first use to prevent injury. More about lawn care? Chek out the next article A Lawn is Your Welcome Mat: Tips for Improving the Lawn and Reducing Maintenance
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The Top 10 Gardening Apps That Every Gardener Should Have

When you think about gardening tools a smartphone or tablet are the last things that come to mind, but in today’s app-driven world, they have become extremely useful instruments for gardeners. There are literally hundreds of gardening apps on the market that offer tips, solutions, information and ideas for the modern gardener; the following are the best 10 gardening apps available.
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1. Landscaper’s Companion
A leading plant database with over 26,000 plants from around the world, and 21,000 full color photos. Landscaper’s Companion is simple and easy to use. It has a built in organizer that allows you to create plant lists and share them with others. It is available on the iPhone, iPad, Android devices and online as a web app. Landscape’s Companion App.
2. Garden Designer
Based on the top selling desktop app, Garden Planner, Garden Designer is a simple garden-planning tool that has recently made its way to the iPad and Android devices. The unpretentious design makes it easy to design gardens by just dragging over plants, trees, paving, decking, pools, or any other objects that you may fancy. Gardening Design App.
3. Food Gardening Guide
A free app available on Apple and Android devices. The Food Gardening Guide has plenty of useful advice on growing food in your garden. Mother Earth News, a trustworthy and reliable source in the gardening world, maintains the app. This is one of the best and most concise apps about gardening that you will find. And did I mention that it was free? Mother Earth News App.
4. Garden Compass Plant
The Garden Compass App is quite unique; it connects you to a team of gardening experts and allows you to troubleshoot common gardening problems. You simply snap a photo and submit it to a team of horticultural Garden Advisors who will gladly identify it for you, as well as provide you with specific product recommendations to resolve any problems you may have. When you submit the photo you are put in a queue, and regularly updated on your inquiry. Best of all, the app and service are completely free. Garden Compass Plant App
5. iScape
With iScape you can take a picture of your garden, house, or yard and bring your gardening imagination to life. The genius technology running in the background of the app lets you create a realistic rendering of your outdoor spaces before the any work is done – and most importantly, before you spend any money. A great tool for do-it-yourself gardeners. iScape App.
6. Gardening Toolkit
This app offers a wealth of great features. It gives you advice on where to grow and how to grow your plants, a full photo database with over 1000 plants, an organizer, a veggie harvest tracker, a monthly gardening advice and a lot more. It is the all-in-one gardening app for the gardening amateurs. Gardening Toolkit App.
7. Organic Gardening Mag
An app for the popular Organic Magazine, which has been around for more than 70 years. One of the leading voices in the entire gardening world, you can always count on inspiring and informative articles on a large array of gardening topics. This is definitely one the best magazines to read for anyone who is interested in gardening. Organic Gardening Mag App
8. intoGardens
The intoGardens app aims to inform, educate and entertains gardeners of all levels. It is half magazine half interactive app, and it brings you inspirational gardens, good writing, amazing photographs, and everything else you need to know about growing. intoGarden App
9. Perennial Match
A small, yet useful app that allows you to plan your perennial garden on your favorite Apple or Android device. It works by creating combinations of perennials and immediately displaying the results. You can easily tell whether your plant choices are compatible, as well as what will work for your specific garden. Perennial Match App
10. House & Garden
Another useful and entertaining magazine app for gardeners. It is an invaluable sourcebook of new ideas ranging from design and decoration to travel, food recipes and wines. Home & Garden Magazine App
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10 Gardening Apps That Add Enjoyment to Pasttime

10 Gardening Apps That Add Enjoyment to Pasttime

Smartphone a New Source of Info for Gardening Enthusiast

 If gardening is more than just a hobby to you — or if you are starting out and want to learn quickly — pick and choose from these 10 apps to get the edge that only technology gives.
Guides
    Vegetable Gardening. This app is like a helpful book. It’s basically an explanation of the Victory Garden concept — making it a great guide for novice gardeners.
    Home Depot. I use Home Depot, Lowes and Menard’s apps since all three companies have stores near me. These apps let me quickly search, find and buy garden tools or plants — saving me time before I get to the store — and reducing unnecessary purchases.
    Garden Insect Guide. This app from Mother Earth News is a set of images and articles describing common insects you will come across in your garden. With the photos you can easily identify whether an insect is harmful or beneficial.
Tools
    Plantifier. This app lets you upload a photo of a plant you want identified. Just snap a photo, offer as much info as you have about the plant (for example where you took it) and other users help identify it.
    Organic Gardening Planting Planner. This is my favorite app because it lets me create several ‘gardens’ which works perfect with my gardening situation. Once you sync the app to your location, it will automatically pull in weather information, letting you know optimal planting dates for your vegetables.
    Garden Manager: Plant Alarm. This do-it-yourself type application is essentially a to-do list with an alarm clock. This can be extremely handy if you have a variety of plants with a wide range of watering or feeding requirements. App also lets you upload images of your plant so you can share.
    Garden Time Planner by Burpee. Similar in concept to the Organic Gardening Planting Planner, this app creates gardens, denotes best planting dates and first/last frost dates. However, an added bonus in this app are the helpful videos.
    Garden Squared. With this neat little app you can see what you have planted in a particular garden bed. Because it is a ‘double-click’ type app you can quickly digitally ‘plant’ your garden to get an idea of what the bed will hold.
Give and Receive
    Ample Harvest. If your garden performs better than expected and you want to donate the surplus, this app finds local food banks and pantries that welcome your donations. Simply choose from the nearby food banks located by the app.
    Gardening Design Ideas. As an urban gardener I do not want my lot to be an eyesore to my neighborhood so I use this app as inspiration for cleaner, more aesthetic garden designs . This app is essentially a database of photo galleries, but with its simple navigation, you can breeze through the images until you find one that fits your situation.
If you garden much, download apps like Mother Earth News, Organic Gardening or other gardening publications so you can view digital magazines or purchase gardening guides. Next article about gardening apps! 10 Handy Gardening Apps We Really Dig!
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Ideas for Indoor Gardens

If spring fever has your thumbs turning green and you have little to no outdoor space for gardening or just want to freshen your interior with lush greenery, indoor gardens are the way to go. Consider some edible greenery in the kitchen, a living wall in your home office or hanging greenery suspended from the ceiling. Even with limited space indoors, solutions exist for thriving miniature gardens.

Create a living wall with a vertical garden.

Ideas for Indoor Gardens

Vertical gardens have become a hot trend in home greenery. Specialized wall-mounted planters hold plants and soil in a way that makes the plants look like they are growing right out of the wall. Watering can be done by hand or you can utilize the self-watering feature many planters have built-in. All planters come in a variety of styles including pockets and trays with individual planting cells. Wall planters can be installed on a variety of materials including wood, concrete and masonry. Make sure the wall you choose has access to plenty of natural light.

Enhance recipes with fresh herbs.
It’s not hard to grow fresh herbs right in your kitchen. All you need is a small wooden planter and a sunny window to sit it by. Fill the bottom of the planter with small rocks for drainage, about an inch deep. Add two to three inches of potting soil depending on how deep the planter is. Dig a small hole for each plant and place the plant inside, filling in dirt all around it until it is covered. Small bits of optional moss make a nice finish on the soil. Water each plant carefully at the base of the plant. Herbs can also be grown in vertical wall pockets.

It’s raining landscapes!
If you like terrariums, you’ll love the idea of floating terrariums hanging from the ceiling in elegant glass bubbles. It’s also a great way to display a garden of air plants; low maintenance plants that need no soil to thrive, just regular watering each week. Add interest to the display with glass bubbles in varying sizes and shapes, hung at alternating levels.

Go green with trendy home furnishings.
The eco-friendly trend in modern furnishings shows no signs of slowing down. Built-in planters in furniture and lighting provide greenery in style. Lamp planters are actually nothing new, as they were once a common fixture in Mid-century homes of the 1950s. Ceramic TV lamps shaped like animals and various figurines provided dim light for TV viewing and came equipped with small pockets for household plants. Twenty-first century planter lamps are designed to illuminate the room while providing a light source for the plant. You can also find modern tables sprouting live plants. If your style is more vintage or eclectic, design your own planter furniture with repurposed materials. Picture an old window frame fashioned into a coffee table planter or an old claw foot bathtub filled with an assortment of flowering, leafy flora. Looking for more indoor gardening ideas?

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10 Best iPhone Gardening Apps

10 Best iPhone Gardening Apps
Ever feel the desire to get in touch with your inner Oliver Wendell Douglas? Do you want to plant your seeds and watch them shoot up toward the sun and the sky? If you do, you can access better advice and tools than Oliver received on Green Acres, and you can find them on your smartphone. The 10 best apps for garden lovers feature something for everyone.
Almanac Magazine: Free, but supports in-app purchases
If you want the perfect blend of old and new, you need an almanac on your cell phone. This app taps you into the Farmer’s Almanac and contains a combination of weather data, general farming information, and additional factoids on the crops you want to grow.
Garden Compass: Free
Have a sick plant? Garden compass allows you to take a picture of your crop, submit it to experts and get feedback about the disease or deficiency and how to fix it. This app also works for those of you who spot a flower you want to incorporate into your planters but don’t know by name.
Vegetable Planting Calendar: Free
The Vegetable Planting Calendar app features a handy scroll down interface that lists fruit and vegetables in alphabetical order. Tap on your desired crop to read everything you wanted to know about planting arugula or thyme but were afraid to ask.
Organic Gardening Planting Planner: Free
This free app goes beyond offering planting advice and allows you to design your garden within the app using your location. You can check weather, keep a journal featuring your planting information, and read up on the crops you are planting. This would be particularly handy if you want to track what you do this year for easy repeats in future planting seasons.
How to Can: Free
After you watch your garden grow, the excellent How to Can app from Mother Earth News downloads a guide from the magazine that breaks down the basics of storing your fruits and vegetables for future meals. It also features numerous canning “recipes” for delicious treats like apple butter, cherry pie filling, and salsa.
The Weather Channel: Free
You need a solid weather app for your phone if you’re going to be growing crops. This one lets you check temperatures and the basic forecast. However, its real strength is radar access to help you when the forecast actually gets it wrong.
Moon Gardening: $1.99
If you want to get in touch with your ancestors and the soil on an earth mother level, this app has all you need. It offers full data on moon cycles and also helps you make planting decisions with the Zodiac as your guide.
Landscaper’s Companion: $4.99
Have more ambitious goals for your garden? Landscaper’s Companion will help you break out into annuals, exotic flowers, and food options you may not have considered without a little nudge. You can also track projects as well as take pictures and notes while working.
Level: $0.99
A good leveling app is handy on a variety of…well…levels. If you’re laying borders or stacking concrete blocks in your garden to create barriers or an aesthetic focal point, you need to make sure everything is flat and aligned. Your smartphone can help with that.
Expense Free: Free
Why are you gardening? Is it a fun outdoor hobby or are you attempting to lower your food bill by growing fruits and vegetables? If it’s the latter, then you need to track your gardening expenses to get the most bang for your buck. Expense Free helps you do that by letting you input expenses and track them as part of a larger budget. Need more apps ? there are other articles about Gardening Apps