Gardenate

Gardenate

$0.99

(3 stars)

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10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Simple design
  • Easy to navigate
  • Lots of useful tips
  • Diary function
  • Reminders
Cons
  • Region specific calendar
  • Full-screen ads
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Expert's Review
7.8
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"Your garden's best mate"

Reviewed by / May 18, 2015

Track your plantings, get handy tips, and decide which crops to plant next

THE VERDICT

Gardenate is a brilliant tool for helping you stay on top of your planting, particularly if you have a large plot. It has a wide array of information about vegetables, plants and fruits, including best planting conditions, locations, planting season, harvest times, compatible plants, and more.

Simple to navigate, and with lots of features to help you keep track of your own plantings.

THE PROS

Gardenate is very easy and intuitive to navigate by tabbing across the menu items at the top of the screen. Upon launching, you must choose your region, and opt for imperial or metric measurements.

In your 'Wishlist', you can add intended plantings and include notes on where you plan on planting and the date, then set a reminder so you buy and bury your seedlings on time. 'Planting Now' is tells you which species you should be burying now according to your climate.

In 'My Garden' you can track your plantings day to day, record locations, and set a harvest date, and there's also a diary where you can upload photos, make notes, and send documents to print as PDFs.

THE CONS

The planting calendars included are specific to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and the USA only. The full-screen ads which pop up are a bit irritating and inhibitive too.

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Developer's original description available here
All the information you need to "grow your own" and enjoy your successful vegetable garden. Record your planting information and keep it synced on all your phones!

* Winner of 2012 Northern Inland Innovation Awards Professional Services category
* Recommended in New York Times '10 freshest picks' for gardening apps 2012.

The "Planting Now" calendar lists the vegetables and herbs you can plant every month, and adapts to your preferred planting dates - ideal if you use a greenhouse or cloche.

Use the 'Wish List' to plan your garden and record your seed and seedling purchases ready for planting.

Contains a detailed guide to growing 90+ of the most popular garden vegetables, with local planting information for the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK.

Plant lists for planning your garden, detailed growing information on plants, and hints and tips from the community at www.gardenate.com.

All the information is on your phone and there is no need for an wifi connection while using the app, except if you choose to sync to your other phones!

Features include:
* Local planting calendar for 90+ of the most popular garden vegetables, herbs, and soft fruits.
* Wish list for planning your garden and tracking your seed purchases.
* Add your own plants
* Add your own notes to any plants to record the best varieties and successes and failures.
* Use 'My Garden' to track your plantings, with the predicted harvest dates to assist in your garden planning. Add notes and photos.
* General diary notes with photos and Markdown text formatting.
* Print out planting and diary notes or save or email as PDF.
* "Share your garden" will sync your plantings and notes with your other phones and tablets, Android and iOS.

Our app uses the 'Identity' permission to create an account so you can (optionally) share your garden with your other phones and tablets. It doesn't read any other accounts. It uses the 'Photos/Medias/Files' permission so you can take photos in the app and attach them to your notes and planting details. It doesn't access any other files.

Recently changed in this version

Record harvest start and end dates to track entire harvest periods.
Fixes crash editing garden planting on wide-screen devices.


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Comments and ratings for Gardenate
  • (50)

    by Allan DeSalvo on 14/04/2015

    The latest update crashed when I hit the "plant something" tab. I sent crash report. Was thanked for this. Email confirming fix and update within 12 hours! A great app full of information that adjusts to my locality.

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    by JEAN DE LA ROCHE on 12/04/2015

    Needs a few more plants or trees with fruit, like banana, apple, pear, fig.. and also add which plant prefers morning mid day or afternoon sun and how much sun..

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    by Tanya Dwyer on 24/03/2015

    I haven't "used" this app as yet, (I just bought it) but a quick browse around it certainly looks promising. I'd really like to grow more of my own food, but really need something to physically remind me to do so, because as you all know, planting times are all important! This might actually help me in that regard! I also love the feature of Australian climates, as most of these gardening apps are

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    by Rose Moore on 22/03/2015

    Great service from support on questions before installation! Interfaces well with phone calendar reducing need for typing in descriptions. Would LOVE to see Lunar planting guide included as I am currently referring to Lyn Bagnalls moon planting guide then transposing to App/calendar reminder. Would also LOVE a widget to display on phone with upcoming 'reminders'. Great work - love the www - can

  • (50)

    by Anke S on 20/03/2015

    I like it. A suggestion for improvement: it would be great if the monthly plant list would indicate the already purchased seeds to be planted.

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    by George Babiy on 22/02/2015

    I know you are working hard guys and its a great app and all. But it would be lovely to have small pictures of fruits and veg next to description. And it would be nice to be able to connect the app to your seed supplier via link for an immediate and direct order. Four stars until then. Kind regards. George

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    by Matt Allen on 10/02/2015

    I love this app. Big help......especially for us beginners.

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