What if for the start of the school year, you decide to take care of your garden or your small balcony? Discover 5 useful applications to identify, plant or effectively care for your plants.
Today, no need to have a green thumb to take good care of your garden (or your little piece of greenery). Applications, abundant on the web, now integrate all the necessary tools to not forget anything and garden with ease. Discover our selection of applications that will not leave you in 2022.
1. The most complete, to recognize and care for your plants: PictureThis
PictureThis is a particularly rich and comprehensive plant species identification application that today has more than 70,000,000 users.
How does it work? Simply take a photo of a flower, a tree, or a houseplant to discover its complete technical sheet with a care and watering guide (it is possible to define reminders) specifying the ideal conditions necessary for its development such as light, soil type, and temperature. The application also detects possible pests, diseases, and weeds to help you treat them as well as possible with detailed solutions and expert advice.
It’s plus? This tool is a real digital Swiss Army knife very useful during walks in the forest to detect insects and birds. PictureThis also allows you to know the degree of toxicity of plants to your animals.
Its alternatives: Less complete but totally free, the participatory application allows [email protected] in one click to identify any plant. To go further, discover 4 other free applications to recognize plants.
2. The most practical way to manage your vegetable garden: Garden Organizer
Garden Organizer is a completely free application to manage and organize the vegetable garden with ease:
How does it work? Do you want to grow tomatoes? The application gives you all the necessary information: dates of sowing, planting, and harvesting, frequency of watering, necessary spacing between the feet, germination time or resistance to cold will no longer hold any secrets for you. The tool also specifies the possible or non-possible associations between various plant species: for example, we will avoid associating tomatoes (which are sown as early as February) with beets, cucumbers, pickles, or potatoes. A built-in planner finally allows you to schedule seedlings and receive notifications to buy seeds at the right time or to sow them.
It’s plus? The application offers the possibility of gardening according to the trajectory of the moon. When it is descending, we opt for example for the work of the land: it is the time to fertilize, plant, or prune its plantations.
3. The most accurate, to use as an encyclopedia: Groww
Groww, unlike PictureThis, does not allow to take and identify photos but it offers a wide catalog of plant species with clear and detailed descriptions.
How does it work? Have you just purchased an indoor Amaryllis? Go to the app. Select your plant from the proposed list and add it to your collection by specifying its date and method of planting (indoors, in pots, in soil…). You can also specify its exact location to get accurate advice based on the weather.
It’s plus? This application works as an encyclopedia and integrates a large number of articles, tips, testimonials, and thematic topics regularly updated. An advisor is also available to answer all your questions via chat.
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