#Garden Compass: App Review


#Garden Compass: App Review

As you know I am currently reviewing gardening apps in hopes of finding some useful ones. What I have found so far is that there are a lot of apps our there that are not worth the time it takes to install them.

One app I think may have some potential is ‘Garden Compass’ for iPhone & iPad. Here is a snapshot of the opening screen:

Garden Compass


The first two options are the only ones that interest me. Take a look at the next screen shots.

Plant ID


Problem ID


You can take a photo of a plant you need to identify and submit it. The same goes for a problem you may be having with an insect or disease. According to the reviews I have read you actually do get a response from a qualified person, and in good time. Yeah, I know. I find it hard to believe myself. I have not tried it yet, but I intend to.

This is a FREE app.

Do you use an app that will provide you with answers like this one does? Let me know what it is so I can try it.

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  1. Susan Cooper says:

    If that works that would be pretty darn cool. There are times I see a plant and would like to know more about it. I think I’ll have to download it and check this feature out. 🙂

    • Cheryl says:

      I am actually looking forward to using this app.

    • sirikay says:

      it definitely works!

  2. namirusso says:

    Just in time to spruce up my black thumb! I'm not giving up, however. I do plan to get this app. Thanks for the tip!

    • Cheryl says:

      Yeah, my green thumb only makes its appearance when it is used outside.

  3. Sounds great Cheryl. Thanks again for the review

    • Cheryl says:

      Here's hoping it does what it says it will.

  4. JeriWB says:

    An app like that would have come handy a decade ago when we first built our house and put a weeping cherry tree in the backyard. I couldn't figure out what was going on then, but if I could have submitted a pic I could have found it was beetles. Poor tree bit the dust.

    • Cheryl says:

      That is exactly what I hope this app will do – provide much needed answers.

  5. Arleen says:

    Cheryl, I never thought of an app for the garden. Now if you can find an app to get rid of mosquitoes that would be great. I do not have a lot of sunlight because I live in a wooded section. When I plant my tomatoes, I put them in carts and move them around to get the sun. This year has been so cold that I haven't gotten started on that yet. For my herbs I use an Areo Garden.

    • Cheryl says:

      I am trying companion gardening to helps with insects. We will see how my testing goes this year. I was not thinking about mosquitoes, but then again why not?

  6. Have to agree with Arleen. Am beginning to think there is no area of life where there is no app. It's both positive and negative. The latter merely consist of a mapping of where we are and what we do. And they can also be hacked.

    • Cheryl says:

      These days there is an app for everything. Like anything else in life, if someone wants to use it in a negative way they will find a way to do it.

  7. jacquiegum says:

    Wow! You would have thunk it…an app for gardening. Have to say that I worry that we all will just stop thinking…other than to access an app that is 🙂

    • Cheryl says:

      I don't believe we will stop thinking. We will just learn to think differently. I would much rather use a computer than a typewriter. 🙂

  8. Emme says:

    Looks handy. I'd be curious to know how long it takes an experts to get back to you with the plant ID.

    • sirikay says:

      they promise to get back to you within 24 hours and most of the time it is much quicker than that…like just an hour or two. Immediately when you submit a photo, you get an email back telling you where you are in line with the expert. They call it your place in the queue.