This easy-to-use app creates a personalized seed planting calendar based on frost dates in your garden. It originated on Skippy’s Vegetable Garden blog and has been tested and used world-wide by over 50,000 agricultural students and home gardeners. Skippy’s Vegetable Garden is an award winning blog: awarded Best Garden Blog by Horticultural Magazine and currently the # 1 “Vegetable Gardening Blog” on Google search.
If you plant seeds, this app will help you. It can be hard to get planting time from a seed packet. You have to count backwards using the days to maturity number and your frost dates to figure out the calendar date. With several seed packets, this gets confusing. Skippy's App solves this.
Skippy's App is designed for gardeners all over the world. It is effective anywhere with four seasons, a cool winter, and an average first and last frost date. Through research and our own experience, we've collected data for the optimum planting times for over 100 vegetables. The app does the work of creating a a year round planting calendar, including spring, fall, and winter planting. It lists sowing, transplanting, and succession planting dates.
The app is easy-to-use and practical. It’s advertisement-free. No in-app purchases. No silly distracting graphics. And it’s actively supported by gardeners with regular updates. If you have a question or suggestion, you can visit skippysgarden.com and email us.
How does it work? Select the season and the crops you want to grow. Add your garden’s frost date. The app will create a calendar for your chosen crops. You can view your planting tasks by the week or scroll through the entire season. Once set up, the app opens to display the current week with your current planting tasks. If planting season hasn't started yet, it will show your first task coming up.
Give it a try. We're sure that Skippy's App will simplify your seed sowing.
- Personalized calendar based on your garden climate
- Select the crops you want to grow from over 100 vegetables
- You can choose Spring, Fall, or Winter planting seasons or a combination
- View calendar by the week or the entire season
- Easy-to-use and practical
- Ad-free, No in-app purchases, No flashy distracting graphics
- Written, built, and supported by gardeners
We've made updates to keep up with iOS changes, a few tweaks to the planting dates in response to feedback and experimentation, added more vegetable pictures, and improved the way your settings are stored. You'll notice the default frost dates are set for Jan 1, be sure to enter your personal frost dates. We apologize for the inconvenience of re-entering your dates, but believe you'll find the improved settings storage is worth it.
Ratings and Reviews
Wonferful, Simply Wonderful
This is a great app. Keeps you up to date and has ready to hand information about all the vegetables in the garden. You won’t be disappointed. A companion Apple Watch app would be great. Hats off to the developer. Get it and tell your gardening pals!
I love this app
I wish this would be incorporated with a garden journal to set reminders I can set myself to remember to fertilize specific plants at specific times. I haven’t found a great journal app to use along with this information.
No fruit and doesn’t customize
All I want is an app that shows a to do list for the plants I’ve planted only. This shows you every plant they have on hand ‘This Week’ even after I selected mine in settings. Also no strawberry?? Waste of money.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.