What is the Planty Gardening app and why did we make it?
- sowing in the right place at the right time
- taking care of your plants when you need to
- and even harvesting: not too early and not too late
Why did we make the app?
Most people got great results:
"Oh, did I read those tips on the website right?"
"What am I putting where now?"
"Did I remember everything?"
Some started carefully with a few seeds or plants and others overfilled their boxes. If something went wrong - because of the weather or pests - they panicked and didn't know what to do.
Totally understandable, especially for people who've never grown anything before. But the fun of having a vegetable garden quickly disappears. Too bad, because with a little help, it could have been the edible paradise they'd had in mind.
Growing vegetables is all about timing
The tricky thing is the timing: doing the right thing at the right moment. You can't learn that from a book or a course.
What every beginner really needs is someone to advise and assist them, whenever and wherever they need it.
It's hard to find a human coach for that. So we made the app.
How does the Planty Gardening app work?
Everything you do in the app, you do in the boxes in your own garden too. From selecting and sowing the seeds and taking care of them as they grow, to harvesting your ripe vegetables and preparing the empty patch for the next round.
You can see what stage your plants are in throughout the year. That's because the app regularly asks you how it's going.
If something goes wrong, the app gives you potential solutions. Like a kind of pseudo-Jelle who looks over your shoulder 😉
So, you don't need to be nervous. Just try it. That's how you learn to grow vegetables: by doing.
The goal of our app
From that moment on, you are a Planty Gardener. You'll probably only use the app to choose which vegetable seeds to grow, or to look up what you can sow at that moment.
So the goal of the app is to make itself unnecessary. And you decide when that is.
What do we want you to get out of it?
This is what we want for you: a garden box filled to the brim with fresh vegetables:
That's what we are all about and why we keep improving our free app.
So what are you waiting for? Let's grow some food 🙂
What do you need to work with the app?
Our seeds and the app: a perfect match
Each stage in every type of plant's life is written out and illustrated: Robbin made over 1000 illustrations of them.
As soon as you put one of these vegetable varieties in your garden box, the app starts a count down to the next level.
Since the weather also plays a role, the app asks you if your plants are ready for it. If not, the app adjusts the count down.
Who isn't the app for?
Also, the app isn't really made for advanced Planty Gardeners or growing in a greenhouse or cold frame - although you can use it for that too if you want.
The purpose of the app is to teach vegetable gardening. If you use the app and our seeds, you'll do that. If you've grown your own food this way for a while, you've probably learned enough to work with other kinds of vegetables too.
All in good time.
How do you use the app?