What’s the secret to growing a garden that’s full of healthy fruits and vegetables? For many, it’s an app called Smart Gardener. At-home gardeners who use Smart Gardener can get access to special tools, garden plans, and advice that’s customized based on a number of unique factors. By taking into account a garden’s geo-location and the gardener’s family size, and by utilizing a complex weather mapping algorithm and a database of more than 500 plants, Smart Gardener can help anyone get a green thumb.
The first step when looking to get advice from Smart Gardener is to set up a virtual garden. Create a garden layout that reflects the size and shape of your beds by dragging and dropping various shapes into place. Next, choose the plants you’re planning to grow. Not only does Smart Gardener keep track of what you’re growing, but it also offers recommendations on what you may want to start planting next. Based on the information you put in, Smart Gardener will come up with a customized plan. Included in this plan are weekly to-do items, which are sent directly to your email inbox. Smart Gardener will guide you through the steps of preparing the ground, planting your crops, caring for your seedlings, and harvesting your fruits and vegetables at the end of the season.
Smart Gardener offers a number of community-building tools that help gardeners connect and learn from each other, too. Users can share their gardens with others, and even keep journals full of notes about how their crops are coming along. Smart Gardener is a fun resource for avid gardeners and novices who are just beginning to learn the ropes.
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