Highlight an App: Garden

By Colleen Riggle

There is a little known fact about me, and it is I don’t have a green thumb.  I know, I know, shocking.  But really, when given a plant, flowers, or anything in the “green” category it will more than likely die.  Unless it is the peace lily we have at home that comes back to life, time and time again.

However, I do have a great appreciation for beautiful flowers, plants and one of my favorite places in Home Depot or Lowe’s is the garden center (2nd favorite is the school supplies area).  At any rate, we decide to give growing something green a try this spring and much to my surprise we have sprouts!

We started with growing herbs from seeds in some old pots we had laying around and in no time we saw green sprouts!  On Father’s Day we decided to test our luck once more and bought some seeds for cucumbers, carrots and lettuce.  In less than a week under my now careful eye we have more sprouts and we couldn’t be more excited.

And of course, there is an app for that, actually several.  Here is the one I like the best

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

thus far (free of course) Vegetable Planting Calendar – it has lots of pictures and planting info.  For someone like me, who is new to the whole gardening hobby it’s helpful.  I like the very specific planting instructions, as well information about germination.  If you’re going to create a large garden in your yard this might not be the app for you, but for our 2 x 6 area it works!

One other app that I found in my search was called the Gardening Guide.  Once I was able to download the guide it had more information about crops, such as the various types of veges (nantes vs chantenay carrots), as well as the planting information and post harvest and storage!

So if you’re like me and just starting out with gardening give these apps a try! I can’t wait til fall to taste the fruits veges of our labor!

 

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