Veronica’s Garden Tracker is a simple visual journal of your vegetable garden.
I wrote this app for my ex-wife, Veronica, after a few seasons of helping her tend a vegetable garden. She had lost track of which seeds she planted and where she planted them because her labels were missing. She had drawn rough diagrams and written notes on scraps of paper that she could not decipher later. She had trouble recalling all she did to determine which tomato cultivar grows best in the Texas heat. This app is for her and gardeners like her.
This app allows you to plan your garden visually, but planning is only the beginning. Even experienced gardeners experiment to improve their crop yields, and recording what you did is essential to learning.
This app is designed to track the key elements of gardening. It allows you to look at what you’ve done over the course of a season as well as across multiple seasons. Doing this helps you understand why you obtained the results that you did. Improvement as a gardener is a feedback loop of reviewing what you have done, examining the results, and adjusting future actions based on your conclusions. The role of this app in that process is to record what you have done.
It tracks milestone dates throughout the growing season and keeps information across seasons, so you can compare planting in late March last year versus early April this year. You can record your watering schedule and soil pH history to determine if that is the reason your soil continually becomes too acidic. Compare different fertilizer timings on your watermelons to see which one yields sweeter fruit. Keep general notes on pests, special events, varietals, or anything else you need.
This app is ideal for square foot gardens, classic row gardens, vertical gardens, container gardens, urban gardens, back yard gardens, school gardens, allotments, and herb gardens.
If this app does not easily track something that you think it should, or if you want it adjusted to better suit your style of gardening, please let me know. I look forward to improving this app for years to come until it is the golden standard in garden tracking.
* * * Fixed the copy-paste crash! * * *
When you copied a garden square and pasted it into a square which was not blank, the app crashed. I can't believe such a simple bug got past me. Quite embarrassing. I will add the recreation steps to my test plan.
Thank you, Ann, for being patient and helping me figure this one out.
Ratings and Reviews
Just what I needed !
Veronica and I must be related, as my garden journaling skills were also somewhat off the mark.
This is perfect for square foot gardening. It is fast and easy to use, and has what you need to remember what is planted where. Has room for notes, and looks like it can provide a history of prior years for crop rotation. I was able to change the date of a square to show perennials all ready planted. Hint, I found that you should fill out one square with all your notes (variety, plants per square, etc.) and then copy and paste into other squares, your notes will be on all squares. The ability to add a plant not listed would be helpful. You can add an empty square and enter a plant name, but the name does not show up on the chart.
Love this app!
This is a great app if you're looking for a way to keep track of what you planted and where you planted it. You can also plug in notes on sun exposure, watering, and feeding your plants. I really like how you tap the square and pick your vegetable.
There are only two things I can think of that would make this app even more awesome.
1. A flower choice. It doesn't even have to be a specific flower because you can name it underneath. I would just like to be able to put something in the square to show that I planted something there. I can write in my own notes underneath.
2. More choices for herbs and vegetables. I have a feeling that this is probably coming, though. Even if more choices to "tap and choose" are not available, a generic herb and a generic vegetable button would be great. Again, I could add my own notes underneath. All I need is a picture to go in the box to show that I planted something there.
Thank you for taking the time to make this app. It was exactly what I wanted!
Decent simple utility. Finally!
Make no mistake, this app needs to do more stuff, but at least it isn't bs-ing me. I'm a gardener who needs to track his stuff to get better at gardening. I don't need a computer to give me fake "advice". You can tell a real gardener is behind this.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.