What Grows Where?
At the Grow&Tell App and Website, citizen gardeners and farmers like you are helping answer this question: What plant varieties grow best where? There are thousands of varieties or cultivars of vegetables, flowers, and fruits. Right now, we are just focusing on vegetables. The more information citizen gardeners enter, the better idea we have of which varieties are most productive in which locations. Your zone and your microclimate play a big role in the success of specific varieties in your area. In addition to having you share how productive a certain variety is, we want to know how you would rate its taste and how reliable is its performance from year to year.
Variety trials were once limited to Agriculture Experiment farms or commercial farms which may be far away from where you live. That’s why it’s important to report what grows well in your neck of the woods. Not only will you help other gardeners and farmers be successful, you’ll also generate your own garden journal that will be invaluable in the future for you.
View ratings and reviews: Anyone is welcome to view variety ratings and production data without creating a profile. If you find it useful, we hope you will contribute your findings to the site to make it even better!
The Grow&Tell App and Website was created by Heidi Rader, Extension Agent at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
In 2005 a Cornell University team created the citizen science project Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners (VVfG). Project leader Lori Brewer, Senior Extension Associate, Section of Horticulture at Cornell is partnering with the Grow&Tell App and Website to build on the information gathered from citizen scientists via VVfG.
Geisel Software developed the software and graphics for the Grow&Tell App and Website.
The Grow&Tell App and Website was created with funding from eXtension Foundation as a part of the 2015 Innovation Fund granting program. Awards were made recognizing innovative projects proposed by eXtension Foundation premium member organizations. The eXtension Foundation is a non-profit organization and a part of the Cooperative Extension System.
Scrolling the map no longer opens the menu.
Added tracking for version number, to better troubleshoot future bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
I understand this is a new app, so I expect bugs and issues and I am committed to using this App in support of my State's Universities and agricultural endeavors, SO I'M STICKING WITH IT, YA HEAR?!
-Currently, I can't seem to find how to delete a crop. First, I inputted a crop, which did not show after I saved it. Then, I inputted it again and the original popped up after I saved the second attempt. So, I now have two crops of the same strain; when ,in actuality, I do not.
-I see other gardeners in Alaska that are able to input how many seeds are planted. My App gives me the same input (sq ft) for both "seeds" and "transplant" options.
I have tapped, tapped & held, tapped other parts of the screen, and looked through what all has come up during my tap-tapping and can't seem to resolve the issues myself.
...but, otherwise, I'm liking this App and have no plans on abandoning it.
Good but needs a few adjustments
Great idea but needs a few adjustments...
-Where is your contact info if users have any problems?
-Maps: when I try to move map further west it pulls the menu out instead.
-Going back: When I open any crops in Crop Information and want to go back to the previous page I can't. Viewers have to go back to the main menu, tap on Explore, and Crop Information again to get back to the crops.
-A personal crop journal in this app would be cool.
Online gardening journal
I like it. It basically gives you the opportunity to keep your garden journal in your phone now. Looking forward to New England spring to put it to work!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.