3 Apps to Help You Keep Your Garden Thriving

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There are definitely two different types of people in the gardening world—those who have a green thumb and those who don’t. Don’t feel bad if you’re one of the latter—I find that most of us are! Do you desperately want to grow a little garden that you can call your own? Heck, do you want to be able to successfully keep even the most low-maintenance plant alive? Well then you’ve arrived at the right place because today we’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of our favorite websites and apps to help you with your gardening ventures.

Start a Garden

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Photo: Startagarden.org

Has everything you’ve ever planted croaked on you? We feel your pain! This step-by-step guide from Start a Garden will help you begin your very own garden based on a few simple details that you provide it with. You simply say whether this will be an indoor or outdoor garden and put in your zip code. You will then be prompted to choose the type of “planter” you have. These options range from pallet boards to plastic cups—so you’re bound to have one of the options! Then choose what you want to plant and based on the conditions you’ve provided, you will be given a handy guide of how to plant and keep your new garden alive!

Bonnie Plants

Photo: Bonnieplants.com

Photo: Bonnieplants.com

So maybe you’re a bit more advanced at the whole gardening game and don’t need as much hand holding as some of us do. This app, Bonnie Plants, keeps you on top of all of your planting needs. It has a pretty resourceful dashboard that keeps track of your planting dates, the weather and any special alerts in your area about frost or drought and allows you to take notes so you never forget when you last tended to the babies. The best part? Its informational grow guide! This guide will teach you how to plant, grow and harvest all different types of plants. From how much sunlight they need to how much spacing is required—this guide has it covered and you’ll be thankful you have it.

Ripe Near Me

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Photo: Ripenear.me

Do you have a surplus of fruits, veggies and herbs? Or are you on the other end of spectrum and don’t have the space or proper elements to successfully grow your own fresh produce? Either way, Ripe Near Me will be perfect for you! This peer-to-peer site is similar to Krrb in the sense that it is for buying, selling and trading with your neighbors—except its only focus is on the food you produce in your own backyard! If you’ve got a chock-full of avocados, well then share the wealth! Test it in your neighborhood and start enjoying the wonderful world of food sharing programs.

Any websites or apps that you use to help you with your garden? Let us know in the comments so we can try them out!