05 Apr '12, 3pm

Gardening apps for spring: taking a smartphone into the garden, the gardening app market is growing like mad. Th...

Gardening apps for spring: taking a smartphone into the garden, the gardening app market is growing like mad. Th...

One of the greatest joys of gardening is the escape that it provides — the opportunity to completely untether yourself from the buzzing, beeping and blinking trappings of modern life and reconnect with the natural world. Sure, it’s a practice often dictated by perfectionism and the latest and greatest paraphernalia — I just have to have that Saboten heirloom transplant trowel or I’ll die! — but in the end, gardening is experimental, solitary, primal. This is why throwing an app-filled smartphone or, god forbid, tablet into your tool kit before heading outside to dig feels so deeply incongruous to many gardeners. Yet many others, even grizzled green thumbs, are embracing app-based gardening and landscaping tools as a way to further connect with the soil, keep organized and informed, and, of course, increase their yields.

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