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Garden and greenhouse apps for smartphones

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts can increase their knowledge through the use of technology, with a number of applications now available on smartphones.

The Mother Nature Network has drawn readers‘ attention to five of the best, which it believes should help growers improve their green spaces.

The iGrowIt application is great for giving gardeners an idea of what they should grow in their area and represents somewhat of a bargain at just 99 cents.

A photographic vegetable selector and garden planner help users work out what they need to plant in advance.

Meanwhile, Plants Pro helps users plan a to-do list based on the plants they have growing in their garden and greenhouse.

It features a useful library with photos, a taxonomy and instructions for care, which should ensure Americans are successful when carrying out horticultural activities.

Other applications recommended by the online resource include Garden Tracker – Bumper Crop, iGardenUSA and Garden Plants Database.

In other news, KansasCity.com has given readers tips for growing herbs in a window box.

  • Jenny

    Greenhouse ventilation and ttrueraepme control are the keys. Also, I would go with a greenhouse kit instead of building your own from scratch. You will get a better, more sound structure. I got my first greenhouse from the site below (and they also happen to have an article on ventilation).