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iPhone Apps for Gardeners

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 6/1/2011

There are almost 50 gardening iPhone apps available on the App Store. But chances are not all of them will help you out on your quest to become a good gardener or even if you just want to know how to properly maintain your own garden. Here we give you 10 of the best garden applications for iPhone.

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    iGarden USA - Gardening Helper

    iGarden USA - Gardening Helper Staying true to its name, this app is indeed a gardening helper that will aid you in planning for the best date to plant based on the climate zone of your location. It also helps you to properly plant the seeds, including how deep to plant the seeds, how far apart each row of seeds should be as well as how close each row should be from each other. The app doesn't stop being useful after you've planted the seeds. It also gives you a garden tracker that you can use to measure your garden's progress and prepare for harvest with the estimated harvest date. (Price: $4.99) (Download link)

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    Gardening Toolkit

    Gardening Toolkit This app provides you with the best advice on what to plant and when to plant it. It also tracks what's in your garden and helps you keep to-do notes of as well as search a photo-filled encyclopedia of hundreds of plants. This app practically eliminates the need to consult gardening books to search for what seeds to plant in your garden. It takes into account where you live as well as what season it is in your location in making a list of suggested plants for your garden. (Price: $3.99) (Download link)

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    Gardening News and Updates

    Gardening News and Updates Here's a pretty useful news reader that caters to both dedicated gardeners and those who want to be informed about gardening. This app is loaded with tons of the best gardening tips and tricks blogs available online. The app lets you read RSS feeds of pre-loaded blogs, search for more gardening blogs, add blogs via URL, read blogs offline, easily delete, move or add blogs, email blog posts to your friends, and view posts in your iPhone's mobile Safari browser. What's good about this app is that you can also use it as your main blog reader, not just for gardening blogs. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Eden Garden Designer

    Eden Garden Designer This app lets you create and share virtual gardens on your iPhone. And these are high-quality virtual images of beautiful gardens. For that it's a very pleasant iPhone gardening app. The app provides you with 25 plants to start with in creating your garden. It also has a virtual plant library which you can search by name, height, zone, color, blooming season, sun exposure and type of plants. The app also lets you share your creation with your friends and family members using your iPhone's camera. Recently, the app was updated with the following new features - seasons that let you see what your garden will look look like every season, auto zone detect feature of your zones, plant list, as well as several new plants added to the app's collection including - Bell Flower, Crocosmia, Summer Sun, Loosestrife, Veronica (Speedwell). (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Landscaper's Companion

    Landscaper's Companion Don't be misled by this app's name. It's not only for landscaper but for casual gardeners as well. It contains more than 1400 different plants identified by their scientific name and common names. It's a complete reference guide to trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and possibly all types of plants. As such, it's an excellent resource for you as well, especially if you are a casual gardener. (Price: $9.99) (Download link)

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    Garden & Landscape Design Ideas

    Garden & Landscape Design Ideas Another great app that suits both passionate gardeners and amateur landscape designers. Basically, what it does is provide you with a great source of inspiration for your garden, backyard, lawn and other designs. You'd definitely find amazing ideas that will inspire you to transform your backyard, garden or any land patch into something - different and beautiful. The app contains hundreds of beautiful photos of gardens that you can copy and implement in your own garden. Great features of this app include - slide view mode, soft relaxing music to accompany you as you design your garden, regular updates of database, store your favorite pictures and share photos with others as well. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Botanical Interests

    Botanical Interests This app will help you create beautiful vegetable gardens of your own. Some of the things that the app lets you do include - send vegetable gardening questions, multiple criteria search of around 300 botanical high-quality varieties, growing and harvesting information, create a list of favorites to help plan your garden, tips and tricks, and regional reports and hardiness zone maps from the National Gardening Association. (Price: $5.99) (Download link)

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    Master Gardener

    Master Gardener Now here's a great iPhone gardening app. The name suits this app's features well. It's a portable plant tracker, to do list, planner and journal rolled into one iPhone app. Created by a gardener, this app comes with a built-in database of around 300 plants. It's to-do and journal feature lets you document your garden's progress. The app also comes with built-in access to Wikipedia. Other things that this app allows you to do include - track all your gardens, modify existing plants, add your own pictures, track to-do lists for each garden, look up info in Wikipedia, keep track of your favorites, and keep a separate journal for each garden. (Price: $3.99) (Download link)

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    Pocket Garden

    Pocket Garden This app is your perfect resource if you're a vegetable gardener. It has hundreds of vegetable types that you can select and provides you with a quick and easy way to research, select and plant the perfect organic vegetable garden. The app also gives you information on all kinds of seeds. With high-quality photos, this app also allows you to select seeds, set the planning date for these seeds, get helpful suggestions on planning depth, spacing, watering and other plant care help. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Garden Buddy for iPhone

    Garden Buddy for iPhone Want a personal gardening companion on your iPhone? Check this app out. It knows where the local gardening suppliers are located and will show you how to get there. It also tells you how you should plant veggies, how long they will take to grow and lets you master many complex gardening related math calculations. (Price: $2.99) (Download link)