A lot of people would like to grow lovely plants and vegetables, but getting started is not easy. There is so much you need to know and if you don’t get it right your gardening experiment will turn into a disaster. The easiest way to become a great gardener is by reading as much information as possible before you get started.
It’s also a good idea to have some resources to help you out along the way. If you have a mobile device you’re very lucky because there is a large selection of apps you can download that will help you out. Do you want to know what some of the best ones are?
This is a great app to use when you’re starting out because it’s really simple, plus it will let you learn from the experts instead of having to do everything on your own. You can then apply the right changes as you go along and track the results. You can also build your own little plant and vegetable catalogue and you can share your fantastic results with friends by email or text. The app is free, so don’t wait around.
Garden Time Planner
How do you remember what to do when there are so many things you might forget? The easiest way to remember everything is by keeping a to-do-list. This app will automatically create a to-do-list for you based on the region you live in. If you’re new to gardening it’s a big help, and so is the huge database of plants built into the app because it will tell you what to plant and when to plant them.
Gardening Reference Guide
If you want to have every piece of gardening information at your fingertips then this is the app for you. You will be able to have hours of fun sitting in your shed reading about harvest times and what you should be planting. You will also learn a lot about some of the dangers out there because of things like overfeeding and pests. Even though it has thousands of resources the app is completely free at the moment.
The Gardening Toolkit app isn’t free, but it’s only a few dollars and it’s packed with a huge amount of features. You will be able to keep track of every single plant you want to grow including where they are and when you need to plant them. You can also keep lots of reminders on the app in case you forget any small tasks that need to be carried out. It also has over 1000 amazing photos so you’ll know what everything looks like.
A Garden Life
This is a great magazine app that doesn’t cost you anything, which is surprising because all the articles are written by gardening professionals and they know exactly what they’re talking about. The tips you get in the magazine will turn you into a competent garden because they cover everything you need to know. It’s a must-read for amateur gardeners, but professionals will enjoy reading it too.
The author of this post, Jenny Wadlow, is a freelance blogger who enjoys sharing her experiences and opinions online. She writes for Sheds N Stuff, a company dealing in an extensive range of garage sheds. She is a voracious reader and her other hobbies include painting and sewing. You can follow her on Twitter @JennyWadlow.