Saturday, February 7, 2015
Garden Dabbling via Tablet
I've continued to explore the garden-themed app options that are out there (there are surprisingly quite a few) and came across this one called GardenMinder, which is from Gardener's Supply Company and available as a free download through iTunes. It's designed to help you plant a raised bed garden, using square foot gardening techniques, and works on the iSeries technology and there's a Droid version as well from the Android app store.
There's lots of crops to choose from (nothing too unusual, but that's par for the course), and you can design your bed based on your own dimensions. It does max out though, so if you have a GIANT bed, you may need to break it into smaller zones and go from there.
One thing I like about this (aside from being free) is that it has reminders built into it, based on what you've planted and your growing zone. So, starting in the spring, it will ping at your periodically to remind you to get out there and do something, whatever something is needed, at the right time. Not bad, particularly if you get busy and start to feel overwhelmed by garden tending.