Gardening is a fabulous hobby. You get to spend time outdoors, create some beauty, and provide food for your family.
Just because you’re out digging in the dirt, doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of technology.
Here’s a collection of free gardening apps for your iOS (iPhone) or Android device that can help you with your garden.
The Weather Channel. This is a useful app to have for anyone, but for gardeners looking to keep track of sun, rain, and frost, the forecasting ability of this app is especially helpful. Get it for iOS or Android.
Garden Manager: Plant Alarm. This app allows you to set reminders to water and fertilize your plants. In addition, you can use it to take photos and notes about your garden and share them with others. Available on Android.
Remember to Water. This app will remind you when to water your plants and keeps track of when you last watered your garden. Download it on Android.
Sun Surveyor Lite. For those of you who are obsessed with finding the perfect amount of sun, you can use this app to predict the the sun’s positions throughout the day. Download the app for iOS or Android.
Mother Earth News. The Mother Earth News app is an entire library of information, but gardeners will be especially interested in the information on gardening and canning. Download it for iOS or Android.
Garden Produce USA Free. This is a useful reference app that gives you all kinds of information about vegetable gardening. It includes the ability to keep track of what you’ve planted. Download it for iOS.
Gardening: The Ultimate Guide. This app promises to guide you through your garden planting from seed to harvest. Download it for iOS.
Grow Organic Herbs Free. This app is a handy reference tool for helping you grow your own organic herbs. Available for Android.
The Dirt on Organic Gardening. This app is a resource for urban gardeners looking to grow organic fruits and veggies. Available on iOS.
MyGarden. My Garden is the mobile version of the much larger MyGarden social network. Use it to track your gardening and connect with gardening friends. Download the app for iOS or Android.
The Plant Doctor. If the plants in your garden are struggling, you’ll want this app to help you diagnose and treat plant diseases. Available on iOS or Android.
Some of these free gardening apps for your smartphone have paid upgrades available, but try the free options first, as they may do just what you need.
And if you’re looking for help with planning your garden, be sure to check out our list free online garden planners.
Have you used your smartphone when gardening? What apps do you use?
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Siri Jostad says
I might also recommend taking a look at the free Garden Compass app for iPad and iPhone on iOS
Android version coming out in May 2016.
Have plants and diseases accurately identified by a live horticultural expert simply by submitting a photo.