Grow Your Own 4+

The Royal Horticultural Society

Designed for iPad

    • Free



Get growing whatever your skill level
• Tools to help you choose vegetables and fruit for your garden based on your level of expertise, and your available space and time
• Access to expert RHS advice about your chosen fruit, vegetables and herbs, with detailed growing, sowing and harvesting instructions. Plus varieties that we recommend

Easily keep on top of garden tasks
• Care calendar function with alerts to remind you what to do and when based on your chosen fruit/veg in ‘My Garden’
• Advice on tackling common problems you might encounter, with photos to help identify them, including pests and diseases
• Record notes for each of your plants

A wealth of inspiration for your garden
• Content covering over 100 popular fruit, veg and herbs from apples to aubergines, thyme to tomatoes
• Improved links to the RHS online shop, to buy quality RHS plants, seeds and equipment

Why have we created this app, and why is it free?
The RHS is the world’s largest gardening charity, committed to bring the joy of gardening to millions of people and inspiring the next generation of gardeners. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters.

Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger communities and create better places to live.

Please note: The app is compatible with iPhone 5 handsets/ iOS10 and above but is optimised for iPhone X and iOS11.

What’s New

Version 6.0

Groups recommended plant varieties and removes duplicate plants and articles.

Ratings and Reviews

jason++ ,

This is a demo

And a poor one at that. It should be designated as a lite version in the description. I downloaded it before the in-app purchase was available, thinking it was a nice, but incomplete app. I waited for additional content, but they added the in-app purchase instead. And few, if any of the new plants are useful, at least in my area.
I would pay a buck for the full app, if I knew the dev would be adding plants more common to my garden at no additional cost.

Locutus9 ,


This is a good application for those working on a simple backyard garden or urban farm plot. My family and I use it regularly to help us with ours. I particularly like the To Do feature that has been added recently. The planting and harvesting cycles are helpful for planning out a garden. The common problems information has been helpful too. The RHS has done very well with their descriptions of plants and I appreciate that that they used both metric and imperial units.
Alternately I wish the RHS would add a planner function with the next upgrade. In a planner, I would like information on possible winter planting that would compliment plants that I have chosen. Also, any other off season preparation would be nice. It would also be very helpful to be able to enter the date planted for the particular plants in my garden and then to have to To Do list time-line updated specific to my individual garden. Currently the To Do list is a generic list based on the particular plants. Admittedly, this has still been very useful, but having a bit of personalization on this feature would take this application from good to great.
Overall, this is a helpful application that continues to aid ou.r family. I look forward to updates and the addition of more plants. The free version is good, but it is worth paying for the full version.

SOSensible ,

A Great Start

If you are looking for a concept app that is headed in the right direction this is it. There is a great deal of room before it becomes useful and that explains the freeness of it. Would love to fund this app becoming useful but it says they are part of a society so hopefully by versions 3 or so this will be a asset to life. Right now it's just fun to try out and lacking a few features to make it pragmatic. (1) It needs a robust food plant database. Perhaps select the plants from online and download the ones to use offline and reduce local data size. Too few currently. (2) Way to share the selections with other tools. (3) New interface for tossing plant choices into grow bin. (4) Way to know how much to plant for how many people and let them choose to scale up or down but default to that many plants, and list area required by plant sq. ft. ratings. Meaning allow for sq. ft. gardening concepts. (5) Allow data to cover different planting zones. (6) On an iPad version it would be cool to have different planting zones [row gardens, sq. ft. gardens, earth boxes, etc.] and help plant. (7) List the companion planting guides, don't plant twice in same location guides, desease care guides. (or links to these for online ref.)

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