Monday, June 20, 2011

iGrow It

Price: .99
Grade Recommendation: All
Subject: Science
Specific Skill: Vegetable Gardening
Levels: N/A
Players: N/A
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both

This app is a must-have if you plan to plant a vegetable garden with your students. It helps determine what plants can be planted each month in your hardiness zone by asking "What can I plant today?" (But you can also check for any other time of the year.)

Appealing pictures show up for each vegetable you can plant during your selected month. After clicking on the picture, detailed information concerning the following appears:

- Materials needed to plant
- Plot selection
- Skill level

Planting and sowing
- Instructions
- When seedlings should appear

After care
- What to do between planting/sowing and picking

Ready to eat
- When to pick
- Recipe ideas

This app is robust, yet simple! It makes a good companion to gardening books you may also have in your room.

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