Your personal vegetable gardening coach
That wasn't always the case. Truus was the kind of Planty fan who had 1 or 2 questions about everything. Sometimes 3.
"Is it a good idea to put beets next to radishes, or should I sow lettuce in between?"
"My zucchini is 18 cm long, can I harvest it?"
"I only see 1 radish seedling, shouldn't there be more?”
I get it: when I first started, I wondered about everything too. Luckily I had my mom. Because before you are good at something, you have to learn it first.
Truus doesn't ask me anything these days. At least, not about plants 😉
She doesn't have to, because, she wrote yesterday, "I love that Planty Gardening app."
A vegetable garden app? Don't you learn how to garden by doing, not from a screen?
But sometimes, doubt strikes:
"Oh wait, how deep should I sow this seed?" "Where do I put which vegetable?" "How long will it take before I see something come up?”
That's where the app comes in. It helps you through every step. Everything you do in the app you also do in real life, in your garden box.
The app shows you what to do: from the first seed that you sow to the last plant you harvest. You get notifications for the next steps. When your radish seedlings appear, for example, or when you need to tie your snow peas to the trellis.
Cool. But doesn't that also depend on the weather? Or does the app know that too?
The app works with average times. The first radishes come up 3 - 11 days after sowing. So, after 4 days, the app sends you a message. You check your garden box to see if something's already come up:
If you don't see anything yet, then click 'not really' and get advice from the Planty Gardening expert:
Handy. So, how does that work with tomatoes? They grow differently, right?
At Planty Gardening, we choose the nicest, tastiest, and easiest crops: varieties that do super well in our vegetable garden boxes.
All those seeds are also in the app. From carrots to climbing zucchini, endive to Asian salad mix.
The steps are different for each species.
For radishes there are 5: sowing, seedlings, thinning out, care, and harvesting:
The app shows you that step-by-step too: how to sow, care for your plants, acclimatize them to the outdoors, and plant them in your garden box:
Of course, radishes don't need that. You harvest radishes differently too.
The app contains every stage of growth for all the vegetables, herbs, and flowers that we sell:
Are there any species in the app that aren't Planty plants?
There are countless types of almost every vegetable. You have low-growing bush tomatoes, but there are also tomatoes that grow up to 2 meters tall.
Some tomatoes need their side shoots removed and others don't. Or something in between. No tomato plant is exactly alike 😉
Do you have to keep using the app forever?
Before you know it you think: "Is it that easy? I can do that myself." From that moment on you don't need the app anymore.
But there is a good chance you'll continue to use it. To decide what to plant where in your garden box or because you like getting a little reminder when to water.
What does this app cost?
But beware: the app is made especially for the Planty Gardening system, products, and seeds. If you use other products and seeds, we can't say if the app will give you the right instructions.
Besides: if you buy your stuff from us, we can keep making fun things like this 😉
So, how do you get your own gardening coach who has endless time and patience?
There are currently 2 versions. They function the same way, but are specifically developed for 2 different operating systems:
The iOS version for iPhone and iPad
And the Android version