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Five Useful Gardening Apps

Updated on May 28, 2011

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Going mobile, gardening just like most everything else has gone mobile. I like the idea of being able to think about, comment on or design my garden when in my backyard, the doctor’s waiting room, or on the road. I spent considerable time pondering gardening and a gardening app or two may be just what I need.

Here are five different gardening apps that might help you take your gardening mobile.

The Burpee Garden Coach:

This app may be most helpful for the beginning vegetable gardener who is seeking advice throughout the various stages of the gardening season. To get started you text your zip or postal code to the provided coordinate and the help begins. The app provides local weather tips and you get your own garden journal where you can rate the vegetables you grow.

Tomato Trivia:

Do you love tomatoes? Well this app is ideal. You will find out all you need to know about tomatoes from their historic origins to how to grow them. Interested in preserving your crop, Tomato Trivia will show you how. The information is linked to a blog site where you can find out more and ask questions and leave comments.


If you love to grow flowers and are looking for a way to keep track of what you are growing then MyGarden 2011 by Perceive Designs is a low cost way to do so while out in the garden or waiting in the doctor’s office.

The user can select a plant type with the following choices bush, cactus, flower, fruit, ground cover, Herb, tree, vegetable or vine. Enter what you know and add as you learn.

Garden Buddy:

Island Apps has release Garden Buddy 2.0. This app allows the user to locate different categories of garden related supplies, garden and landscape service providers, and garden and park attractions near their home or office. Garden Buddy uses the GPS service on your iPhone and covers an 80 K or 50 mile radius. This can be helpful when you need a new tool and what gardener doesn’t, and are unsure where the store is, for example.

Botany Buddy:

If trees and shrubs ring your bells then you want to take a look at Botany Buddy. Botany Buddy Tree and Shrub Finder is a botanical field guide for Trees, Shrubs, and ground cover.  Botany Buddy has more than 9,500 unique images and 2,000 unique species of trees and shrubs, thus making it easy for the user to locate and identify the trees and shrubs they want.

If you love to grow things, whether it is herbs or trees you can find a gardening app that suits your tastes.


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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    There is a reason for everything,:-) Thanks and happy growing.

  • Casey White profile image

    Mike and Dorothy McKenney 

    7 years ago from United States

    I knew I could finally get some good use out of my I-phone! Voted you up and am going to follow you now. I see I have some serious reading to do to get caught up!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, thanks for the comment.

  • sam19392 profile image


    7 years ago from United Kingdom

    Nice hub thanks

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, thanks for dropping by.

  • hathibelagal profile image


    7 years ago from A jungle inn

    wow, never knew such apps existed. Thanks.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    In my garden, tomatoes are a must, thanks for commenting and happy growing.

  • jpcmc profile image

    JP Carlos 

    7 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

    Great reviews of gardening applications. Currently growing tomatoes so Tomato trivia would be a great addition to my resources.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Have fun, and let us know what you think. Thanks for visiting.

  • rpalulis profile image


    7 years ago from NY

    Very cool, I can't wait to check these apps out!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, indeed when standing in line, garden.

  • RTalloni profile image


    7 years ago from the short journey

    Gardening is a great thing to think about when I wait in much waiting, so little time! :)

    These are great apps--each idea would be fun to use. Thanks much for putting us on to them.


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