7 Best Gardening Apps You Need To Download Now

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Whether you’re a seasoned or a novice gardener, using gardening apps will help you a lot to get the most out of your garden plants. These gardening apps help you monitor the status of the soil, the amount of water needed, and so much more.

Here’s a list of the best gardening apps you need to download now.

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Best Gardening Apps to Help You With Your Plants

1. Gardening Companion

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Gardening Companion app Photo by apps.apple.com

Available on: IOS

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Price: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

IOS claims that this gardening app is not just an app but also your assistant and friend.

  • It allows you to access thousands of articles about how to do gardening— from planting to damage control.
  • It’s also a garden tracker. It records and stores all the progress of your garden from seedling to harvest. You can then use this information to have a yearly comparison of your current vs. previous year plant growth.
  • This app reminds you whether your plant needs watering, fertilizing, planting, and more.
  • You can save and share your progress on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and your email.

2. Garden Plan Pro


Available on: IOS

Price: $ 7.99

This garden planning app has been around for more than 8 years now. It’s excellent for the persistent green thumb beginners to the resilient pro gardeners. This smart app provides the following features:

  • Supports for square foot or free-form gardening
  • Guides for soil types and facts on plants, smart tools, and plant information
  • Recommends dates on when to plant and harvest as it determines your climate based on data taken from 6,500+ weather stations in 20 countries.
  • It helps you with crop rotation and maximizes space for growing. It practically works as a garden layout app as well.

The most notable feature of Garden Plan Pro is the personalized plan you can make based on your garden itself.

3. mySoil

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mySoil app Photo by apps.apple.com

Available on: IOS and Android

Price: Free

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Knowing the soil you’re treading on is vital for growing your garden plants to its full potential. This garden app helps you do just that.

This app is designed specifically for UK gardeners. But regardless of your location, you can still use this app to know your soil pH, depth, organic matter, and temperature. It’s worth a try.

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4. Moon & Garden


Available on: IOS and Android

Price: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

This is maybe one of the unique garden planner apps there is in the market today. By using Moon & Garden, you will:

  • Know the lunar phases and zodiac signs so you can sow, repot, transplant, or harvest depending on the type of plant you’re growing
  • Receive notification of the current weather conditions
  • Be reminded of your day-to-day gardening tasks
  • Be able to manage and even share your photos with other users through the community feature

This is one great lunar way to start your gardening day.

5. MiracleGro Twelve

Available on: IOS and Android

Price: Free

This plant care app comes with a growing system kit so you can plant indoors. It’s a hydroponic plant grower that helps you grow your greens indoors even during the Winter.

It’s one of the best vegetable gardening apps that allows you to:

  • Easily set up the growing system with a step-by-step animated assembling instruction.
  • Set up a growing schedule from seed to young plant, feeding and harvesting data from a wide variety of leafy greens, herbs, or flowers.
  • Turn on/off grow lights with three different levels or schedule it to work itself when needed.
  • Monitor water levels, feeding schedules, and harvest time by getting vital notifications from your smartphone.
  • Records and notifies you based on your plant growing calendar.

6. Plantifier

Available on: IOS, Android, Web browser

Price: Free

Do you need to identify a certain plant? This plant app connects you to a massive number of users who could help identify the plant. Just take a photo and upload it, and you can get an answer in a matter of minutes.

With this app, you’ll never have to worry about not knowing a certain plant ever again.

7. GardenTags – Plant ID & Care

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GardenTags app Photo by apps.apple.com

Available on: IOS and Android

Price: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

It initially works as a plant identifier app with the digital plant recognition feature. It will then show you how to care for it. For plant inspiration, you can browse through the encyclopedia of 20,000 plus plants.

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Other features are:

  • Get thousands of garden designs, plants, and flowers shared by members for inspiration.
  • Keep a photographic journal of your plants with plant care tasks and growing needs.
  • Personalize alerts including specific environmental conditions for specific plants for optimum growth.

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There you have it, green thumbs! No more second-guessing! Download any of the garden planner apps or a plant growing app of your choice and just follow any instructions given.

It’s as simple as ABC. You’ll never be the same green thumb ever again.

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