Empowering your gardens with mobile apps

Unless you have been living under a rock you know how massive and popular smartphones have become. With the new age of the internet being present everywhere this little devices have become an essential tool for a lot of people. They keep you connected to the ones you love, informed of whats happening around the world and you and entertained on a boring train ride.

And on top of all of these benefits and with the popularisation of apps smartphones can now be turned into useful tools for almost every kind of task, job or trade you can imagine. Teachers can use them to keep organise classes, athletes can use them to track and improve their training, business can use them to manage employees, you get the picture, if there is not an app for something it means that just hasn’t been created yet.

And of course gardening has not been left behind and there is already available a multiple number of apps made by mobile app development companies that can help you in every task that is involved in gardening. Some of them are more specific and others more complete with several features, also some are paid and some are free.

We picked some here that you should definitely try out to improve your gardening!

1. RHS Gardening grow your own

This is a great app with valuable information for starters to learn about all the steps about growing your own veggies and also very practical resource for experienced gardeners that need consult some tips from time to time. This app is free to download and includes 39 of the most popular fruits and veggies with information on how to grow, when to plant, how to harvest, etc. This great tool can help you pick which vegetables to grow based on your expertise, size of your garden and even how much time you can dedicate to it.

It also includes very useful functions like a calendar to keep track of your plants progression and alert you of necessary actions to take. A database with photos of common pests and diseases to help you identify them in your own plants and based on your location the app can even send you alerts based on local weather conditions so you can take preventive actions. This a must have for every gardener.

2. Garden Plan Pro ($9.99)

With this app you will have to get the wallet out but all the time that is going to save you will worth it. This a very comprehensive and powerful app that will turn your smartphone in your best gardening buddy. The app recognises your location and recommends you what to plant, when to plant and when to harvest based on the data of several weather stations. And if you are very serious about your gardening plans you can also transfer data from the app to your computer as they also have desktop software available. One of the great features of garden plan pro is that allows you to draw and design your garden layout and then gives you intelligent advice on plant spacing and guides you on how to progress your crop so you obtain the maximum yields from the space you have available.

3. Permaculture Magazine 

Not really an app but the digital version of a great magazine published quarterly which provides a source of relevant articles for all people involved in the food not lawns movement.

We hope that you already jumped in this fantastic movement called food not lawns so you can soon enjoy your home grown vegetables, we are sure that the apps above will help you on your quest of growing your tasty, natural, healthy and delicious fruits and veggies.

Happy gardening!