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Tomato MD identifies what's ailing your plant

Tomato MD identifies what's ailing your plant | Gardening | Scoop.it

More than 40 million home gardens will be going in this spring and nearly all will have a tomato plant of some variety -- heirloom or hybrid. Discover what's bugging them with this app.


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The adaptable vegetable garden planner

The adaptable vegetable garden planner | Gardening | Scoop.it

The Garden Planner from the Old Farmer's Almanac adapts to your own area using our database of over 5000 weather stations. Print your own personalized planting chart showing how many of each plant you require and when to sow, plant and harvest them.



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Thanks to @leafport.com providing Me with info for this New app. It looks really good the only thing I have against these apps & its technical issue is that they do take up a lot of memory space which I found out at my cost with My Samsung galaxy young which now can't update cause google play services has no memory space left
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Gardening Jones's curator insight, January 25, 10:32 AM

Just because you can't plant, doesn't mean you can't play!

Nicolas Bernier's curator insight, January 26, 5:23 AM

For amateur farmers ...

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Gardening goes digital

Gardening goes digital | Gardening | Scoop.it

The explosion of applications for smart phones now includes gardening apps that are actually helpful.


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Favorite gardening apps

Favorite gardening apps | Gardening | Scoop.it

In an attempt to learn more about gardening in general, I have recently explored a few apps on my iPhone. I have 6 gardening apps right now, but I only really use two. I am sure I will find more in future searches.


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whats  your  favourate  app

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Mary Anne Lynch @leafport.com's comment, June 30, 2013 10:11 PM
Richard, I use a lot of weed identification apps. (I like to know their names and what I'm up against!) I don't have a favorite (not yet, anyway) as I haven't found the "perfect" one. I'll be writing a post this month about them on Leafport.com. If you have a favorite, esp. if it isn't in my database, let me know. :-)
Richard Spencer's comment, July 1, 2013 2:45 AM
Hi there Mary
Richard Spencer's comment, July 1, 2013 2:49 AM
I cant think of any yet of hand but depending on your mobile either it a blackberry or nexus or android I know that google have an app called google eyes that scan pictures and thing and then gives you the info pls note its a beta stage so in some cases it will work and some it wont
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Plants dying? Grass wilting? Find a fix on the web.

Plants dying? Grass wilting? Find a fix on the web. | Gardening | Scoop.it

If you want to be a green thumb but don’t actually like getting down and dirty in your garden, just let the web do the work.


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After  reading  this  article  from   CTV.It   seems to  me   to  be  that  this new technology is taking  out  the  fun  and  all  the  guess work  out  of  gardening.  with  that  our  brain  gets  lazy.

Maybe  its a  way  forward  but  is  it  a  step  back   

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Mary Anne Lynch @leafport.com's comment, June 1, 9:41 AM
There's really no substitute for getting out there and examining, caring, etc. for your plants yourself. Hopefully these apps will be used as tools and not substitutes for the real thing...
Richard Spencer's comment, June 2, 3:51 AM
From my experience the best way forward is to combine both - ie your kowledge and know how with high tech. I recall a tv show some while back ( at the dawn of the GPS where a orienteer used both methods to get to the finishing point .
Richard Spencer's comment, June 2, 3:55 AM
continued ... He first used the gps that took him only a few feet from the finishing line then he used both map and gps to get him there ... even the satnavs have their weakness when new roads are built or developments are built
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Top 5 Gardening Apps You Need Today! | The Garden Glove

Top 5 Gardening Apps You Need Today! | The Garden Glove | Gardening | Scoop.it
Would you have guessed that your smart phone or tablet could be a gardening companion? We have our top 5 picks for gardening apps that you need, today!

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Garden app recommendations for your iPhone

Garden app recommendations for your iPhone | Gardening | Scoop.it

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Mary Anne Lynch @leafport.com's curator insight, December 24, 2013 9:56 PM

The National Garden Bureau recently did some "crowdsourcing" to find out what gardening apps are out there and which ones people are using. The short list below is just that, a short list, but it is intended to give you a place to start if you are looking for apps to help plan your garden, or identify what's in the garden, especially if you're a newbie.