10 Apps To Help You Start A Vegetable Garden


If you are struggling to find resources for advice on starting a vegetable garden, look no further then that smart phone in your hand.  That’s right.  There are plenty of apps out there that can help you get started on turning those texting thumbs of yours into green thumbs.  Take a look at the following apps and start planning your garden today.

Vegetable Garden

Developer: CleverMatrix Ltd

Format: Android and iOS (3.0 or later)

Rating: 3.7 (Android) and 4+ (iOS)

Cost: $1.06 (Android) and $2.99 (iOS)

Link: Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vegetable.garden

            iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vegetable-garden/id355530297?mt=8

This app features 52 growing guides to help your vegetable garden succeed.  You can browse pictures, select favorite vegetables, and read through plenty of information on how to grow your garden.

Vegetable Garden Guides

Developer: Primolicious LLC

Format: Android and iOS (4.0 or later)

Rating: 2.8 (Android) and 3.75 (iOS)

Cost: $1.99 (Android) and $1.99 (iOS)

Link: Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.phonegap.VeggieGuides

            iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vegetable-garden-guides/id381710011?mt=8

For both the seasoned and the green gardener, the Vegetable Garden Guides app can help you grow over 90 vegetables and herbs successfully.  It features a breakdown of each part of the growing process, plenty of photographs, and even disease and insect information.

Garden Tracker

Developer: Portable Databases

Format: iOS (7.0 or later)

Rating: 4+

Cost: $2.99

Link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garden-tracker/id345197950?mt=8

With the ability to input your garden plots, Garden Tracker can help you stay on top of your garden.  Garden Tracker will help you monitor harvest days, watering days, and when to fertilize your vegetables. This app can store garden plots up to 50×50, so it can help you manage your large or small garden with ease.

Vegetable Gardening Guide

Developer: Rampart Software Development

Format: Android

Rating: 3.2

Cost: $2.99

Link:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rampart.vegetableguide

The Vegetable Gardening Guide is a reference app with the information that you need to get your garden started.  It includes step by step instructions and information on the vegetables you are planning on growing.  Plus, it has seasonal information for the U.S., U.K., Canada, and more!

Vegetable Garden Calculator

Developer: Primolicious LLC

Format: iOS (4.0 or later)

Rating: 3.5

Cost: Free

Link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vegetable-garden-calculator/id520823990?mt=8

One of the greatest challenges to gardening is knowing how many of each vegetable to plant.  The amount needed to feed everyone under your roof can be hard to predict, but the Vegetable Garden Calculator can make it easier.  This app has data on over 90 vegetable and herbs, so you can figure out just how much you need.  Additionally, you can track your garden’s contents with this app.

Vegetable Gardening 101

Developer: App-Buzz

Format: Android

Rating: 4.2

Cost: Free

Link:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vegetable.gardening

Vegetable Gardening 101 will help you both save the money that you would spend on gardening books and grow an excellent garden.  The app features plenty of information broken up into chapters that will help get you started.

Vegetable Planting Calculator

Developer: Primolicious LLC

Format: iOS (4.0 or later)

Rating: 3.5

Cost: Free

Link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vegetable-planting-calendar/id516941781?mt=8

Sometimes figuring out when certain vegetables should be planted is difficult.  With the Vegetable Planting Calculator, you will be able to determine when the appropriate time to plant is.  Covering over 90 vegetables and herbs, this app will tell you how well your plants can withstand heat and frost.

Essential Gardening Guide

Developer: Stevenson Software, LLC

Format: Android and iOS (5.0 or later)

Rating: 3.5 (Android) and 4+ (iOS)

Cost: $1.99 (Android) and Free (iOS)


Android –  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agiletrack.essentialgardenguide

iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/essential-garden-guide-lite/id627144682?mt=8

For the new and veteran gardener, Essential Gardening Guide features over 15 years of information, research, and knowledge.  This app includes what you need to know about your vegetables, soil, and much more.

GardenMinder by Gardener’s Supply Company

Developer: Green Mountain Digital

Format: iOS (5.0 or later)

Rating: 3.5

Cost: Free

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gardenminder-by-gardeners/id510434403?mt=8

Even if you struggle with gardening, GardenMinder can help your thumbs become greener.  Designed specifically for raised bed gardens, this app will help you keep track of your plants with plot maps and step-by-step instructions.  Plus, if you are ever stumped, you can use the “Ask a Gardener” function and receive professional help at your fingertips.

Garden Planner

Developer: Clever Matrix Ltd.

Format: Android

Rating: 3

Cost: $2.33

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gardenplanner.garden

Garden Planner features a large harvest of information necessary for a successful garden.  It includes soil, vegetable, and threat information.  Garden Planner can help you start your garden and keep it healthy.

With these 10 apps, you will be well on your way growing the garden of your dreams.  If none of these apps strike your fancy, there are plenty more out there for you to browse on the Google Play and iTunes stores.

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