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The weather this year has been weird. Even the most skilled gardeners have been struggling with planting times, watering, and getting enough sun to their crops and flowers. For the newbie and amateur gardeners, it’s been even more challenging. Like everything in life these days, there’s a (gardening) app for that!

Garden Time

With Garden Time, you can create your own personal gardening to-do list. Enter the frost dates for your area, and Garden Time will give you the best planting dates for your crops, either seeds or plants. Also, when to transplant seeds started in pots outdoors and when to harvet.

Garden Answers

Plant IdentificationWhat’s that growing there? How often do you ask that as you’re out in your garden or walking through nature? With the Garden Answers app, all you need is a picture. Snap one with your smartphone and submit it to the app. Instantly, you’ll get the name of the plant and tons of information about it. There’s also a keyword feature if you know the name, but don’t have a picture.

Plant Snap and Other Plant ID Apps

How many times have you been out walking or in another garden and wanted to know what plants you’re looking at? With Plant Snap, you can instantly identify plants from your smartphone, anywhere in the world! Available on iOS and Android, Plant Snap also offers you access to a community of plant lovers. Share your pictures and gardening tips. Email registration is required, but the app is free to use.

Other plant identification apps include PlantNet, SmartPlant Home, and PlantFInder.

Urban Veggie Garden

Urban Veggie Garden is the perfect app for city gardeners who use their balcony or terrace. In addition to helpful tips and information, you can also ask fellow pot gardeners questions. Urban gardens like this are a wonderful way to get fresh veggies in areas where they may be harder to access.

Moon & Garden

Many people are looking at organic gardening practices these days. Moon & Garden helps you make the most of these efforts with biodynamics. Although all plants need sun to grow, they’re also greatly influenced by the moon. Based on moon phase, zodiac information, and the weather, Moon & Garden helps you schedule gardening tasks, sends you reminders, and has a place for you to take notes.

Get more from your garden this year with the help of these awesome gardening apps. For more tips like this, sign up for my newsletter.