Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
Whether your 'green space' is a window box, a balcony, a 10-acre plot, or a hidden haven at the back of a modest semi-detached, cultivating your own crops isn't just satisfying - it's downright good for you. Think of the exercise, and the nutritious greens, and those pristine pansies. Gardening's something everyone can enjoy, whatever scale you have to play with.
So whether you're a green-fingered pro, or a cactus-killing flop, it's time to slap on your gardening gloves and grab your hoe: these iPhone apps are guaranteed to make your garden grow and grow.
Don't be fooled by the ugly interface of this hugely useful horticultural tool. Whether you've got an acre or a window box, Vegetable Gardening Guide will help you grow your own veg with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, bulleted lists, handy tips & info, and a glossary of terms.
With a design as attractive as the blooms it features, GrowIt! takes gardening social by letting users upload photos of their beautiful grows. Browse your neighbors' plant collection with hyperlocal 75-mile radius geo-searching, and pick up community tips on how to improve your garden (without having to lean over any fences).
If you're growing on a grand scale, then Gardenate's the tool for you. Simple and intuitive, it's packed with a whole hamper of info about vegetables, plants and fruits, including best planting conditions, locations, planting season, harvest times, compatible plants, and more.
Permaculture is based on the agricultural system and philosophy of the same name, based on working with nature rather than against it. This slick and quick-to-navigate app is the best way to keep abreast of the latest tips, videos, advice, and courses near you.
No bells and whistles here, My Potager is [iGgardening 1.0.1[/i]. You'll find it a quick and easy reference guide for starting and planning out a vegetable, herb, or flower garden. With planting hints and tips, plus a simple calendar tool which you can export and print as PDF, you've got this one (mud) covered.