7 Great mobile apps to help you in the garden

Your garden shed no doubt contains the essentials; gloves, lopper, hand trowel, soil knife, a watering wand, and probably a couple of your favourite gadgets. One other essential you should add to your tool kit is your smartphone, or tablet.

Here is a starter collection of apps that are essential for the serious or beginning gardener:

Organic Gardening Magazine

One of the main reasons that many people enjoy gardening is the “back to nature” angle. Many gardeners have decided that loading the soil with chemicals and spraying their plants with pesticides that are dangerous to their pets and children and even contribute to such problems as colony collapse and contaminated ground water is not exactly the same as working with nature. The app provides a digital version of the paper magazine, which pr

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