GrowIt!'s review

    Published: 2015-05-19, by .

    A social app for gardeners: snap your plants, share blooms with your neighbors, and find tips near you

    • Easy to use
    • Unique concept
    • Get tips from other users
    • Only good if you have nearby users
    • Can't search for users by location

    "The Gardening Network"


    GrowIt is a neat app which is as attractive as the blooms it features. The premise? Social gardening! Take photos of your blooms and browse your neigbors' plant collection, pick up tips on how to improve your grows, and hey: if you're a florist or a garden centre, you can even plug your business.

    Getting started is easy: log in in with Facebook or register via email, then add a username, year of birth (?), sex, and the type of garden you have (indoor, balcony, yard). Fill in your profile, then start snapping!

    It's a uniquely lovely concept, and a nice way of sharing a little bit of color.


    GrowIt certainly presents a unique concept - a social network for plant growers, who can share pics of their blooms, and share tips or receive advice on how to improve their grows.

    When uploading a photo of your plant, you're prompted to tag with the type of plant, the color themes, and select a photo category: Leave It! (needs help), Like It! (the plant looks good), or Grow It (must have). If you're not sure what you've grown (hey it can happen), you can tag it as 'help me identify' for local experts to come to your aid.

    Users can search for plants nearby (and this is hyperlocal as GrowIt uses a geotagging process to only show plants within 75 miles of the user), users, comments and trends with the search feature, and even by just the partial plant name (if you don't know it all). You can then rate your neighbors photo with a Leave It, Like It or GrowIt .


    The app is only as good as the number of people you have near to you. In my case this was few (due to the strict 75-mile radius). You can search for random users though, but it's a shame this can't be done by location.

    Jayne Appszoom logo

    by Jayne , Appszoom

    May 19, 2015

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    Aug 28, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Such a cute and positive app!

    Aurora Black

    by Aurora Black

    Aug 27, 2017  |  "Great"

    Would be nice if it worked in other countries. Invited my friend in the UK via the ambassador program and he said he can't get it over there. I like it...easy to use and so much to learn.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Aug 22, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I was born in a farm family. I love agriculture and the outcome of all the love and hard work!

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Aug 20, 2017  |  "Great"

    Love the app. Unfortunately it has been months since adding a couple plants to be added. Love that you can ask questions and ask for plant identification help.

    Tim Hopeman

    by Tim Hopeman

    Aug 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Love it, it's addicting. Learning so much.

    Sherry Russell

    by Sherry Russell

    Aug 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I love this app! It's helped me out a lot