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.
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.
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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Create a living wall with a vertical garden.
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?