Garden Tracker lets you size and plan your garden plots, plant your vegetables, and then track your garden’s progress, including days to harvest, days since watered, and days since last fertilized. All this info is conveniently referenced in a grid you design.

UPDATED FOR 2017! New way to plant:
1. Select a square in the grid by clicking on it
2. Right-click on the square and click "Plant". On a laptop, press the trackpad with 2 fingers.
3. Select "Plant" from the menu
4. Select a plant in the window that appears, then press either "Plant Seed" or "Plant Seedling". Planting by seedling subtracts 15 days from the days to harvest.

Garden Tracker (iOS version) was featured in the April 2013 issue of Wired magazine!

Also included in the Best Gardening Apps of a major national newspaper!

Read the recent glowing review by the NY Times!

See this video review on a national news site!

To plant your vegetables, click and drag on the squares in your garden grid, then select one of the vegetables in the popup, and then click on the "Plant Seed" or "Plant Seedling" buttons.

To add plants, click the "Window" menu and then "Plants". Then either click the + button in the lower left of that window, or duplicate a plant using the gear button. The pre-loaded plants can be used as templates for all the different varieties that exist. If you have an issue, please contact us on the support page of our website, or see the online help.

Now you can upload and download your gardens to Dropbox, and then download them on to your iPhone or iPad! This requires a Dropbox account and version 2.0 or above of the Garden Tracker for your devices.

* Create a garden: Choose the number of rows and columns in your garden, up to 50x50. Create and track as many gardens as you want!

* Fill in your garden grid by choosing from the available, pre-loaded vegetables.

* Track vital garden statistics including days to harvest, days since watered and days since fertilized. Logging watering and fertilizing dates is quick and easy.

* Garden Tracker comes pre-loaded with over 50 common vegetable/herbs and general planting information including spacing, water needs, ideal soil temperature, recommended planting season, and recommended planting depth. Any of this information can be edited.

* Fully customizable to your plants: add your own vegetable, herbs, or even flowers! Add an unlimited number of plants that you can then add to and track in your garden.

* Keep notes on your gardens, log actual harvest date, and update your garden through the season.

* Handy reference tools useful for any gardener:
- Garden Zone map with first and last frost dates for your USDA planting zone.
- Visual pest database with common pests and a focus on organic solutions to help tackle intruders in the field.

What’s New

Version 4.0.1

- Plant description can now be edited in the Plants window. To show the Plants window, click the Window menu, then Plants.
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Nickname1@876 ,


I gotr the app and it took me a few minutes to figure out how to use the app. I try to add a plant that is not listed, the help didn't help. I also would like to alphabetize my list of plants and put the lots together so I can see the best way to lay out the garden.

Jaymi Jashay ,

not like the iphone app...

Why can’t I view plants basic details provided through the app…? Also it would be nice if you added an expected first harvest date for each plant. Idk plus If I own it on my phone why do I have to purchase it again without having my data brought over. Annoying

marinegator ,

Great Start

Only thing that is time consuming is layout of rows.
Would be neat to be able to keep track of vendor for seed. Be able to put in vendor info and be able to select in the plant info.
Be able to save file and open it in the future.


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