The Garden Time app from Burpee is the perfect tool to help gardeners know when to sow, transplant and expect to harvest vegetables and herbs specific to their garden region. The app automatically creates a task list to notify the user when their next sow or transplant date arrives. Included within the app is a full database of plants, local weather, and links to how-to gardening videos.
- Updates for Facebook Plugin and Graph API to enhance stability and usability on newer devices
- Enhancements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Perfect for someone who wants to start an herb or vegetable garden and doesn’t know where to begin. However, you’ll need to stay away from fancy cultivars with different zone tolerances or harvest times.
The limited selection of plants is very disappointing, and so is the lack of information for alternate planting times. For example, LSU Ag Center recommends foxgloves be planted as a cool season flower in New Orleans. Not only are there no dates listed for this, but there is no way for me to change sowing to a different date based on local expertise.
It makes more sense for me to look up each plant and write down dates on an analog calendar, thereby rendering this well-intentioned app useless.
Disappointed, to say the least!
I’ve liked your products (fruits & veggies) and maybe that’s what you should stick to rather than making Apps that don’t work! Sorry! I usually don’t give such negative reviews but I was truly disappointed! I read some other negatives but decided to take a chance, hoping the app would help me stay on track with planting and caring for my gardens.
I can create an account and had no problem with that. I try to add items to plan my garden and it won’t let me browse anything.... it just flashes the screen and returns to the Add Plants page.... can’t work with that!!
I’m using an iPhone 7 Plus with the latest update. I also tried it on my iPad Pro with the same result....
1) The videos are helpful in a basic way as is the planning info for tasks as they arise for the year.
2) I would have found these features very helpful:
--The ability to search for info beyond my growing zone. I am growing at least one plant out only zone (peanuts) but could not find it on the list of vegetables provided to me, nor was there a search feature to allow me to find/ add it
--it would have been helpful to link the specific variety of each vegetable I am growing to my garden planner instead of just having genetic information about the vegetable (i.e. Pole beans vs. bush)
--An actual garden plan like that offered at your web site would be helpful to lay out the garden in a grid, for use this year and reference in planning future garden layouts
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.