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Identifying plants, looking at other peoples’ plant and garden photos, task reminders, social media for plants.
People who are looking for the Instagram of plant identification, but with a task feature.
Very limited featureset – it’s social media for gardening
Garden Tags is the ultimate all-in-one app for gardeners of all abilities that’s making the art of growing easy and fun. Get planting inspiration, advice, identification and garden management in one free app. It’s simple – you’ll grow more plants and less weeds.
With the Garden Tags gardening app you can manage your entire garden and plant collection in one place. You can also experience the joy of gardening with our rapidly growing community of 100,000+ gardeners and receive garden and plant advice in return. And if you don’t know what the plant is. No Problem. Our gardeners will identify it for you for free…You really can’t beat gardener powered plant identification.
CATALOGUE YOUR ENTIRE GARDEN FOR FREE
With Garden Tags you can keep a record of all your plants in your garden in one place. When you add a plant you also get access to all the information about that plant in our growing encyclopedia of 18,000+ plants. What’s more, you get a handy record of how each plant has grown over the seasons too.
FREE GARDEN AND PLANT INSPIRATION
Garden Tags members have already shared hundreds of thousands of gardens, plants and beautiful flowers on the gardening app. With GardenTags you’ll never be stuck for garden design and plant inspiration again. Follow expert growers like the RHS and TV Gardener Michael Perry or organic growers like Ellen Mary Gardening. From rose specialists, to organic allotmenteers to succulent growers – they’re all sharing daily inspiration to expand our growing horizons. If you like garden design there are thousands of designs to choose from too.
FREE PLANT IDENTIFICATION & ADVICE FROM REAL GARDENERS
Do you need to identify a plant or flower? Want to know which plants will grow best and flower in your garden? Thinking of going organic? GardenTags has 1000s of experts on hand and ready to answer your garden, plant and flower questions. Our gardeners will also help you identify pests and diseases. You may need an answer to a design question or quick answer to an organic solution to green fly. Easy. Just hashtag your question #advice and you’ll get an answer.
GARDEN JOURNAL AND PLANT CARE TASKS
When you upgrade to Garden Tags Premium you’ll receive plant care tasks when your plant needs care e.g. when it’s time to prune. There are also handy videos showing you the best way to approach the garden task too. Whether you’re an organic allotment gardener or a succulent grower they’ll be answers to your growing needs and personalised tasks alerts. You’ll also be able to add growing notes to each plant and task.
Beginner gardeners love GardenTags because of the plant identification and answers to many common gardening problems but also because they find the plant encyclopedia invaluable. As you get more confident you can follow the RHS, organic growers, allotment gardeners, succulent growers and experts in garden design. You never know you may be able to help someone identify a flower or help with a plant care task for someone’s planting journal.
This app is neat as a community resource for plant identification, but I think the garden planning apps like Homegrown are better suited for task reminders. However, the social and photo aspects of this app make it fun and interactive.
Cataloging, making notes, logging, planning, tracking harvests, and discovering information about your gardens.
Beginning, intermediate, and experienced gardeners.
No garden mapping tool
Homegrown is THE gardening app for beginning and experienced gardeners.
Wouldn’t it be great to remember what you planted last year? To have a history of how your garden looked and performed? With the Homegrown app from Bonnie Plants, you’ll be able to:
Take Notes – Track your garden’s progress through the seasons, including planting, watering, feeding, and harvesting.
Track Your Garden – Browse more than 250 veggies & herbs and create a list for your garden.
Learn to Grow – Read articles that help you have a successful garden.
View the Weather – See current and forecasted weather for your location.
Take Photos – Create a visual history of everything you grow.
Share with friends – Post photos and notes to Facebook and Twitter.
Since 1918, Bonnie Plants has become the most trusted provider of vegetable and herb plants in the United States, and we want to help you plant your best garden ever!
We welcome you to download and try this first Android version of Homegrown, the FREE gardening app for every type of gardener. Please send us your feedback, and together we’ll create an app that makes learning how to garden an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
This app is by far my favorite. Other apps might be prettier, but this one’s got almost every feature I could want.
The gardening journal felt a little cumbersome at first, but the more I used this app, the more features I discovered. Truly a gem, and one of the under-utilized apps on the market, according to the ratings in the Google Play store.
This app, though clearly Bonnie-centric, offered the ability to add plants to your gardens that Bonnie didn’t already offer in their library – meaning you can use this app to track plants that Bonnie doesn’t sell. This may sound like a simple thing, but all of the other gardening apps offered by other major plant companies actually “lock” you into using their plants. For this simple feature, I’ll continue using this app throughout the summer.
Additional features include how-to guides, pest guides, planting guides, garden area planning, harvest tracking, and more. Bonnie really knocked it out of the park with this one.
As we approach the summer months each year, the City’s water consumption increases. Most of the increase is due to outdoor water usage. Outdoor water usage is dependent upon rainfall and the heat index experienced during the summer. Even during hot, dry periods, we can be smart about irrigating our lawn and landscape. Please irrigate on designated days only. This helps reduce our daily summer demand. Do not apply more than 1.5 inches to your lawn each week since that is all your yard needs to thrive during the summer. Let’s be WaterSmart. For more information about irrigation and water conservation visit mylubbock.us/water
Entering notes about your garden into your phone.
People with very small gardens
People who like to type on their phone or tablet
People who want very detailed notes on their plants
GARDENIZE IS THE APP FOR YOUR GARDEN.
In Gardenize you collect information about YOUR plants, YOUR garden areas and YOUR garden activities.
Use the phone in your mobile phone to take pictures of the plants in your garden, from the time you plant a seed and as times goes by and the seed grows and develops to a full plant.
Write notes such as scientific name, seeding time, height etc. You can also note in what area you planted your plant
Take photos of your flower beds, raised beds and green house and name them as you want.
You can also make notes such as how much light the area gets, what kind of soil you have and how big the area is. You can also make notes in free text.
Connect your plants with a garden area and an activity type such as: “Watered” Roses” in “Flowerbed by the kitchen” Add one or several photos, and write as many notes as you want.
Gardenize is filled with insparation from bloggs and you tube!
If you need a place to store your information about your garden, Gardenize might be the place to do it. I found this app incredibly time-intensive to use, but if you only have a small garden with a few species / varieties, or if you’ve got the time and determination to manually enter every.single.detail about each of your plants… this might be the app for you.
The clean interface makes for an easy-to-navigate application, but is deceptively simple in that you expect similar considerations about user-friendliness to exist throughout the application (hint: such expectations will leave you disappointed). This app is basically a digital notebook for you to fill out with details about your garden. Super handy and well laid out, if you don’t have many plants or if you’ve got the time to enter all that information.
To start using it, I needed to define an “Area”. I started laying out my 4 by 8 raised backyard bed, which I use for squarefoot vegetable and herb gardening. There was some useful information to be entered, like light quality, soil composition (limited options), soil pH, etc. I thought this was cool, and I hadn’t seen anything with this level of detail in Burpee’s planning app nor in the From Seed to Spoon guides.
After entering the details for my first Area, I started adding plants to it. Honestly, I got halfway through adding the first plant and gave up. I know I’ll never have time to set all this up… because I have to do it completely from scratch. I was so excited about the flexibility of this app, but unfortunately, while working in this app, I just kept thinking, “Why is there no library of plants!?” I mean, honestly, even just plant name would be a good start. There are a ton of details that can be entered for each plant. Even though the fields are all very much optional, I actuall want to be able to reference this information at some point, I just don’t want to have to be the one to enter it. (Yes, I’m so very much a millenial in many ways, I know!)
If this app had a plant library like Burpee’s planning app, or like the From Seed to Spoon app, but still contained all of its other features, I would not only use it, I would uninstall the others! Instead, I’ll be uninstalling Gardenize shortly, wishing I had time to manually enter all of the information it wants from me. I’m not sure if I have too many plants, or if
That being said, if I did have the time, persistent, or dedication to enter each of my plants – OR if I only had a small window or porch garden with less than 10 or 20 types of plants, I could definitely see myself using this app happily and for a long time.
If Gardenize and Scotts’ My Garden app had a baby, that would be my favorite app in the world.
What is heat stress?
Heat stress occurs when temperatures are sustained over a sufficient period of time as to cause irreversible damage to a plant’s functions and growth. Plants can be damaged by high day temperatures as well as high nighttime temperatures and by high air temperatures as well as high soil temperatures. A plants’ temperature typically runs just above air temperature, the risk of heat stress for plants increases substantially at temperatures above 85 degrees.
High daytime temperatures above 85 degrees can cause direct damage to plant tissues, or indirectly by creating deficit in the plant/water ratio throwing off a plant’s transpiration rate. Transpiration is comparable to sweat in humans, it’s the way a plant stays cool. When temperature climb a plant may utilize more water than is available when this happens the plant is not able to sustain its cooling mechanisms and foliar collapse (wilting) is the first major symptom, followed by browning and defoliation. If left unnoticed heat stress will escalate to a decrease in photosynthesis, increased respiration (utilization of plant sugars), a slowdown of transpiration and ultimate starvation as the plant tries to compensate for lack of food reserves. Adding hot wind hastens the process of the plant’s demise. Heat stress also increases a plant’s vulnerability to pests, disease and other environmental stressors.
This past week the temperatures have been in the high 90’s and I’ve had to revive my wilted Sweet Potato Vine more than once. A bit of water quickly revives a wilted plant within minutes allowing it to resume its normal rate of transpiration, but if left unnoticed heat stress can do irreversible damage to tissues. Wilting is the first sign that plants are overheating- take heed, it is at this point that plants can still be saved.
What can I do to help my plants handle the heat?