Best Garden Apps

Are you an app freak? In this day of iPhones, Droids, iPads, iPod Touches, etc., you can’t NOT help but be an app freak! There is such a wealth of information out there, that I thought I would share with you some great apps that I think are thee best out there for the average gardener and blogger:

Free | $2.99 for full version
For all iPhones and the iPod Touch

When it comes to figuring out what to plant this year, GardenPilot does just what it says in its name–it pilots you! It serves as a guide for plants, herbs, and vegetables with pictures to accompany them. You can also search for products; like Burpee or local garden-supply stores. The free version covers about 13 types of vegetation that describes the plant’s attributes, such as its blooming season, light requirements, etc. The navigator is broken down into categories. If you tap the category, it brings up several different plants to scour. You can also search a plant by its botanical or common name. It’s a great resource. I downloaded the full version.

Free | $4.99 for full version
For all iPhones and the iPod Touch

For all of you Garden Bloggers (or any blogger, for that matter), there’s a great app called The BlogBooster. If you are on the go and find it hard to update your blog regularly, BlogBooster lets you add text and photos and blogs from places you can’t drag a computer to. Like church! Just kidding. But have you ever had a blog post idea and by the time you got to the computer, you’d forgotten what you wanted to blog about or all of the witty things you were going to write with it? This is the app for you. BlogBooster also works with blogging programs like Blogger, TypePad or WordPress. The free version only supports one blog, but if you want multiple blog support, purchase the full version.

Free | $2.99 for full version
For all iPhones and the iPod Touch

How many of you are Twitterers? I am. I’m not a huge Twitterer, but when I AM on there, HootSuite communicates powerfully. It lets you manage your Twitter accounts, monitor and track replies and searches, review stats so you can see who clicks on your account. The Free version doesn’t allow you to track and it includes ads, however, it does let you have up to 3 Twitter accounts. The full version doesn’t have ads and it has tracking. You can also access your Facebook and MySpace profiles, WordPress blogs, LinkedIn and Foursquare to update your social networks.

Plants vs. Zombies
For all iPhones and the iPod Touch

Are you a gamer? Here’s a fun “garden” app that was created by Bejeweled and Peggle. Here’s what their website says about it: “Stop 26 types of zombies dead in their tracks with your arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants! Battle through 50 Adventure levels, 20 Mini-Games, plus Puzzle and Survival modes. Or dig into the zombie-free Zen Garden. The fun never dies!” Doesn’t that sound ghoulishly fun? Dig into this game and you’ll have a hard time digging out.

If you download any of these apps, let me know how you like them! I always love the feedback.



About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


  1. Had to get the Garden App. Thanks for the info!

  2. Thanks Catherine! Yahoo, another “like” on FB. I’m doing the happy dance. I hope you like the apps! They are a fun resource. Glad to see you around again. I hope you’ll stop by again soon! Cheers!

  3. HI Jen! Glad to hear from you and see you are back to blogging. I had never seen these apps and had wondered if there were any gardening ones. I’m too lazy to look for them :) I “liked” you on Facebook too.

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