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Join this charming dancing Grandma and all her silly veggies for fun adventures in the garden! Counting games, shape and letter recognition, and more.
If your attachment to your phone is umbilical and you couldn’t image leaving it in the house, then let it help you in the garden. Gardening apps are becoming more and more popular; here are 5 fun and informative garden-related apps for your iPhone and iPad.
Attention garden centers and nurseries: The C&S Country Gardener app is designed to help you have more fun in the garden and at our garden center. Each time you visit the garden center your purchase will be validated at the register and you’ll receive another "punch;" after 5 punches, you’ll earn a reward. Click on the rewards tab and you’ll see all the rewards you’ve earned and all those you are eligible for. Also included is a news feed to keep you up to date on all upcoming events, featured plants, gardening articles, videos, plant guides, and more.
The app, compatible with iOS devices, is free. And rather than being a typical game that takes your child’s mind captive in a virtual world, this is an “augmented reality” app — in other words it encourages kids to connect with their real world surroundings. It’s geared toward fairly young kids, but is clever in its use of the device’s built-in camera to connect real and virtual elements which ultimately drive kids imaginations toward the planet around them.
Here in the northern hemisphere, it’s springtime, which for us means that it’s time to weed the back yard and plant the garden. If you’ve been sowing seeds and staking tomatoes for years, you probably know what to do, but many of us would like some guidance about what to plant, when to plant it, where to plant it, and when to expect a harvest.
A fast, full-featured hurricane tracking app exclusively written for the iPad.
Mother Earth News has an ever-growing list of gardening apps for you to try.
Rural Mom friends, I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered with the Springpad team to help you grow your garden! We've created a fabulous Garden Planner to help you plan and grow your best garden yet. Springpad is a popular personal organizer app used by more than 5 million people. It’s free and you can use it on the web, iPhone and iPad, Android, Kindle, and Nook.
I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing organic or sustainable about apps for your mobile device. At first glance it may seem a little off-center that a website about living sustainably is featuring a Wish List of Android and iPhone apps, but please, hold the phone! Our take on sustainable living is a wee bit different than you might expect. In this recent post about the topic of sustainable living I mentioned that “the beauty of sustainable living is that we can (responsibly) enjoy the comforts of modern resources without worry for what we’ll do if or when they’re gone. Living sustainably does not mean utterly forsaking modern resources, but it does mean that we have a plan for living well should we need to live without them.”
Add some buzz to your gardening experience by getting a helping hand from...your cell phone! Once you start using some of the apps listed in this post, there will be no way you can go back to your old gardening ways. Your smartphone will keep you updated about the right time to plant the seeds, help out with ideal garden outlines, identify unknown plants and diseases, explain which plants will thrive in your climate, and much more.
After months of hard work and nurturing, Garden Produce Exchange is proud to announce that the Local Carrot iPhone app has launched. Today's launch of Local Carrot is our first step towards creating a place for local gardeners and fresh food lovers to buy, sell, and swap homegrown produce. The Local Carrot iPhone App is the fastest and easiest way for consumers looking for healthy, locally-sourced produce to connect with home gardeners who have surplus goods such as vegetables, fruits, herbs, seeds, eggs, honey, edible flowers, mulch, and compost.
From The Daily Page: Farmers have traditionally gathered and saved seeds from one growing season to plant in the next. But this age-old tradition is being threatened by corporations that are increasingly restricting access to seeds through patents.A new group with ties to the University of Wisconsin-Madison is trying to counter this trend by ensuring that certain seed lines are never patented and remain accessible to individuals who want to plant or use them to produce new varieties. Following the lead of supporters of open-source software, the Open Source Seed Initiative hopes to promote an ethic of sharing among plant breeders.
The OSSI web site is easily viewable on any mobile web browser.
Looking to use technology in your garden? These apps give you a great start.
It's about time to start planting your garden and sprucing up your yard. Here are some apps that will help you get your plants looking their best.
Dirt and technology. What a marriage. Before breaking into the rich soil and fertilizer this spring, use your green thumb to browse these five free, functional gardening apps from Google Play and Apple’s App Store.
Spring is finally here after a cold, snowy winter, but if you're a gardener, your days of shoveling are far from over. Hopefully, you'll be digging into dirt and not snow as you get down and dirty in your garden.
Your normal garden sprinklers are like a band of soldiers fresh out of basic training: they’re good at taking orders and shooting where you tell them to, but they tend to waste a lot of ammo. We’re talking millions of gallons per year globally, just because they have bad aim.
Running with this soldier analogy, Droplet –the latest entry into the growing category of smart sprinklers– would be more like a Navy Seal sniper. Droplet works by selectively watering plants in your garden with precise streams of water, rather than spraying wildly and praying for a hit.
The American Red Cross has released a flood app in iTunes and on Google Play. Receive NOAA flood watches and warnings based on your location.
Check out their other apps too, at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps.
Recording what you're planting, and enabling the viewer to see exactly what you're seeing, opens up a whole new world to garden bloggers and podcasters everywhere.