Gardening Apps for Windows 8

Technology has found it’s way to practically every nook and cranny of our lives, so why should the garden be any different? The weather is warming up and it’s time to start planning our gardens. I usually just do a patio herb garden, but this year I plan to expand the garden outdoors. Being a little out of my element when it comes to gardening, I am turning to gardening apps for a little guidance. A few years ago I might have driven to the library and lugged home a stack of gardening books, but instead I’ll be embracing technology and using some handy gardening apps.

Gardening Apps for Windows 8

Here are several gardening apps for Windows 8 and 8.1 users that seem rather useful:

Gardener’s Calendar (FREE)
Description: Gardener’s calendar provide the best way, to synchronize your garden care with the moon cycles. Moons gravity influence soil water and growth of the flowers and herbs. If you start to follow laws of the nature, you will see great results in growth and quality of your garden or indoor plants. This application will provide you information, when is the best day for planting, sowing, watering or mow the lawn.

Features include: Suggestions for the current day, weekly view, monthly calendar with lunar cycle, weather forecast based on your GPS location, and Gardening News via RSS feed.

Gardening Apps for Windows 8 - Gardener's Calendar

Fine Gardening (FREE)
Description: Enjoy Fine Gardening – your go-to resource for ideas and information. Convenient digital delivery includes unique bonus features and enhancements: linkable and searchable content, slide shows, plans, new varieties, seasonal reports, and more.

Written for passionate gardeners, Fine Gardening provides inspired ideas backed by detailed instructions for creating healthy gardens, outdoor rooms, and beautiful landscapes suited to the region. Horticulturists, nurserymen, and designers share their expertise on plants, care, soil, eco-friendly pest control, propagation, design, and landscaping.

Gardening Apps for Windows 8 - Fine Gardening

Garden Basics (FREE)
Description: You got questions – we got answers. Here you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions here at The Great Outdoors. This application can help you! All necessary information you need to know about gardening is here.

Gardening Apps for Windows 8 - Garden Basics

Garden Guardian (FREE)
Description: It provides information about Gardening of various plants and flowers.It provides tips and conditions in which various plants and flower can be grown like shrubs,vines,roses etc.

Gardening Apps for Windows 8 - Garden Guardian

Gardening Guides (FREE)
Description: Learn how to garden from experts. With beginner guides to more advanced techniques. If you love to garden or simply looking to spruce up your backyard this app guide is for you.

Gardening Apps for Windows 8 - Gardening Guides

There are so many great free apps to choose from! I think one of the most convenient things about using a gardening app is that you can easily bring the app outdoors on your Windows 8 phone or tablet. I’m looking forward to using some these apps to help my garden grow.

What are your favorite Windows 8 apps for Spring?

Disclosure: I am a Windows Champions Blogger for 2014. As part of my participation in the program I will have the opportunity to try out new products and promotions.

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  1. These are some really cool apps for Windows 8. I’ll have to check them out once I upgrade from Windows 7. I really like the Gardener’s Calendar app.

  2. Basics! Those are best for my brown thumb. Of course, as soon as I get my herbs in, it’s going to frost tonight. UGH.

  3. saminder gumer says:

    i never knew there were gardening apps at all. now i do and i will be looking for these on android and ipad as well. thanks.

  4. These are great apps! I am going to download Gardening Basics!

  5. Say what?! Seriously? How did I not know about this! I have to get these right now! I actually have Windows 8! I need these gardening apps!

  6. ellen beck says:

    I dont have windows 8 but do have an ipad 1 and have a few gardening apps . I need to get the calendar – I am in an odd zone and never know when to plant!

  7. Those look like some great apps. My father just started a garden this year, so I will make sure he knows about these :)

  8. Wow, they seriously make apps for everything! I have the opposite of a green thumb, so I could certainly use this one.

  9. Isn’t it lovely that we’re finally getting out of the cold and have some decent weather for gardening?

  10. I don’t have Win8 yet, but will have to look for similar ones on the App Store for iOS

  11. I am still in the process of actually learning how to use Windows 8 on my new laptop! This is a great app for those that garden. The photos are beautiful!

  12. Roechelle says:

    of course there is an app for that…. and I need it because my thumb is crazy brown

  13. Oh my goodness, I didn’t even know these types of apps existed. I am going to show my mom these, each year they have a fall and summer garden.

  14. This seems like such a great app, I am sure this would help me get a greener thumb, and that would be a good thing.

  15. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    dont have windows, but i will tell my mom about this. she would love it!

  16. These are great apps! I need help with my green thumb!- Tracey @ Just a Trace

  17. How useful! I’ll have to check this out!

  18. Julie Wood says:

    These are great gardening apps for Windows! I will have to take a look at it and see how it can help me.

  19. The calendar app looks great! I actually just picked up some seed packets at lunch. Looking forward to really planning (and planting) my garden soon.

  20. Well there’s an app for everything! I never thought to use an app for gardening but I could sure use one!

  21. There certainly is an app for everything these days. These look useful – I never know what plants I can and should plant for my area – I hope one of these can tell me that!

  22. I love this! I’m going to download it right now. I though Spring was finally here but woke up to more snow this morning! Soon though I can start planting.

  23. I have such a black thumb that my phone would probably explode if I used a gardening app.

    I’ll send this to my mother who will love it and use it and grow amazing things. :)

  24. Goodness knows I need all the help I can get when it comes to gardening!!! These look like really cool apps!

  25. I still need to upgrade to Windows 8. I am happy to see that there are lots of great apps

  26. I need to search and see what kind of gardening apps are out there for the iPhone.

  27. I never even thought of an app to help me with gardening. I’ve got to check these out!

  28. This is so cool, my mother would really enjoy this. I don’t have a green thumb but I’m green with envy with my mothers garden

  29. I actually didn’t know Windows 8 had hobby apps like that. That is a great tool!

  30. Great idea for Spring planting! Love the ease of Windows phones

  31. Aljon Santos says:

    Wow! This really helped my mom since she likes gardening so much.

  32. I never knew there were apps for gardening. I’m definitely going to check this out. I’m anything but a green thumb in the garden!

  33. Oh wow this sounds awesome! I can’t wait to get flowers and our garden going! I am gonna ahve to check this app out, I can use any help available!!!!

  34. These are great apps! Maybe this year I won’t manage to kill everything?

  35. Now that I’m so into gardening a few good apps would be great to have.

  36. I have a brown thumb and usually end summer with a few veggies. This will be helpful to keep track and make sure I save some of my garden.

  37. So glad that it’s getting nice enough to think about gardening! I’ll have to look for this app on my PC!

  38. I just got a windows 8 computer. I love to garden. I’m going to have to download these.

  39. As a novice gardener, I definitely could use these apps. I always have tons of questions.

  40. teresa mccluskey says:

    I love finding cool, awesome apps! I will check this one out for sure!

  41. I am in desperate need of the Garden Guardian app so I can see what type of plants will flourish in our desert climate.

  42. I don’t have Windows 8 but some of these apps would be really helpful. Maybe I should consider upgrading my operating system.

  43. Windows 8 really has gotten to be a great resource.

  44. We’re going to be starting a garden soon and these apps looks like they’ll be really useful!

  45. That’s one kind of app I haven’t explored yet. But then again, I’m a super kindergartner when it comes to gardening.

  46. They really do have an app for everything. I don’t have Windows 8, but I’ll have to check out what kind of gardening apps my Android has.

  47. I don’t have Windows 8, my daughter does on her laptop. I’d love gardening apps. I have one that I sort of use on my iPhone but that is about it.

  48. I am not a planter or garnder of any kind. I have no green thumb at all, but this would be great for those who do that kind of stuff.

  49. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    These seem to be great gardening Apps for Windows and I didn’t know they existed. Thanks

  50. I always forget I can get apps for my computer. I’ll check these out because I’m about to start my garden.

  51. wow, it’s lovely!

  52. this is pretty useful. I’m always lookng up when I should plant certain things

  53. I don’t have WIndows 8, but my husband does. I’ll have to steal his laptop so I can find out when to start planting!

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