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When To Plant

By Growing Interactive

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The When to Plant app from Mother Earth News gives you the best planting times for vegetables, herbs, fruit, cover crops and common companion planting flowers. It uses a database of almost 5,000 weather stations across North America to locate average frost dates for your garden from the nearest station, and calculate the best range of planting dates for each crop

Main features:

Planting dates are calculated using average frost data for your specific ZIP code, which is much more accurate than relying on the USDA Winter Hardiness Zones system

When to Plant can split cool-season crops into separate spring and fall planting ranges for areas that experience long growing seasons and hot summer temperatures

Full growing information for more than 120 vegetables, herbs, fruit, cover crops and companion planting flowers

For each plant, the app includes advice on the best soil type and sun requirements, sowing instructions, troubleshooting tips, and how to harvest

Multiple display options, so you can see plants listed alphabetically or by sowing month, or choose to view just what can be planted right now in your area

Create a favorites list of the plants you commonly grow for quick access to information

Easy access to National Weather Service long-range forecast maps (U.S. only)

Please note: because When to Plant uses averaged frost data to calculate planting times it it not suitable for areas with sub-tropical climates or where frost is not experienced.

What's New in Version 1.0.4

This new version is recommended for all users as it addresses a number of small issues.

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Customer Reviews

Great info but buggy

There is a lot of great info here. However, the app is buggy. First/last frost dates were incorrect for my area, which causes incorrect planting dates. Although frost dates can be adjusted in app settings, the dates change back to the incorrect ones every time the app is closed and re-opened. Disabling location services in the Privacy menu fixes this on the iPhone version, but the iPad version provides no way to disable location services.

Also, the app takes forever to open on the iPad.

A potentially very useful app that is marred by annoying interface issues.

Helpful and easy!

I love this little app! It's easy to understand for a novice gardener and still a helpful reminder for experienced ones. I've recommended it to several friends.

Needs milkweed varieties!

Good app. Take a while to load sometimes and it would be great if it had milkweed varieties for monarch butterfly raising!

When To Plant
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Size: 21.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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