Everything's Coming Up Roses: Apps to Enhance Your Green Thumb

With winter slowly changing to spring, gardening season is just around the corner. Whether you’re looking to plant your own personal vegetable garden or enhance your landscaping expertise, now is the time to get planning. There are apps available for all experience levels, from amateur grower to pro-gardener, to help improve your green thumb this spring.

Don’t know where to begin? The Food Gardening Guide from Mother Earth News for a one-stop app as you prep your plot. The Garden Squared app lets you size and plan your plots before you plant. You can also track your garden’s progress throughout the growing season in a grid you personally design.

The Landscaper’s Companion app is a mobile guide for all plants, not just food. With an arsenal of 26,000 plants, your only problem will be narrowing down your favorites. Once you’ve figured out what you want to plant and where, use the Organic Gardening Planting Planner to determine when you need to plant particular seeds based on the frost dates for your GPS location.

Not a fan of dirt and grime? Flower Garden Free lets the nontraditional gardener plant seeds and care for their gardens while watching flowers bloom virtually. Share your finished garden with friends and family via your smartphones and tablets.

From flowers to vegetables, practicing and perfecting your gardening skills can be made easier with the help of your wireless device.