Does Planter have plant care information?

Planter has plant care information for many plants, and new plants are being added all the time! Check out the How to Grow tab for lots of handy info.

Description

A brief overview of the plant and tips to grow it successfully.

Category

Which group the plant belongs to in Planter.

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Quick Info

General planting and care information. Many of the Quick Info cards display additional details when selected:

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  • Spacing: how many plants fit within a square foot. The plant spacing per square foot can be customized by tapping on this card

  • Depth: how deep to plant the seeds. For plants that are not recommended to be grown from seed, the Depth card does not appear

  • Sun: whether the plant prefers a Full Sun location (6 or more hours of sunlight per day), a Part Sun location (4-6 hours of sunlight per day), a Full-Part Sun location (4 or more hours of sunlight per day) or a location in the Shade (less than 4 hours of sunlight per day)

  • Water: how much water the plant needs in total per week. Some of this may come from rainfall, the rest should come from watering. If the plant does not typically need watering once it matures, the Water card will not appear

  • Season: whether the plant is a Warm season crop that grows best when daytime temperatures are above 70°F (21°C), a Cool season crop that stops producing when daytime temperatures reach 80°F (27°C), or a Perennial that comes back on its own each year, so long as it is hardy enough to withstand local winter conditions

  • Frost: whether the plant is Tolerant of hard frosts with air temperatures are below 28°F (-2°C), Semi-Tolerant of light frosts with air temperatures are between 28°F and 32°F (-2°C and 0°C), or Not Tolerant of frost where any frost might kill the plant

  • Germination: how many days or weeks it takes the seeds to germinate (sprout) under proper germination conditions

  • Sprout to Harvest: once the plant has sprouted, how many days it takes for the plant to start producing or to be ready for harvesting

Growing Calendar

Shows when to Start Indoors (start growing seeds indoors), when to Transplant (plant already-growing plants outdoors), and when to Start Outdoors (plant seeds directly outdoors), based on your frost date settings

  • If the plant is typically grown by planting seeds directly outdoors, only the Start Outdoors dates will show

  • If the plant is typically grown by starting seeds indoors then transplanting outside, only the Start Indoors and Transplant dates will show.

    Screenshot of carrots Growing Calendar

Companion Plants

Companion plants are plants that complement each other when planted side-by-side

  • Companion plants will not compete intensely for the same resources and do not suffer from the same diseases and pests

  • Companion plants can offer added benefits such as repelling pests and attracting beneficial insects

Select the companion plant cards to learn more about each companion plant.

Combative Plants

Combative plants should not be planted side-by-side, as they can compete intensely for the same resources, or suffer from the same diseases and pests.

Select the combative plant cards to learn more about each combative plant.

Screenshot of carrots Companion Plants and Combative Plants

Pests

Pests that the plant tends to suffer from. Select the cards to learn more about each of the pests including: Plants Affected, Identification, Damage, Prevention, Physical Controls, and Chemical Controls.

Diseases

Diseases that the plant tends to suffer from. Select the cards to learn more about each of the diseases including: Plants Affected, Identification, Damage, Prevention, Physical Controls, and Chemical Controls

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Growing from Seed

Notes whether gardeners typically grow the plant from seeds, and if so how to plant the seeds.

Planting Considerations

How to select a planting location, prepare the soil, and plant the plant.

Feeding

Whether the plant typically needs added fertilizer, and if so how and when to apply it.

Harvest

How to tell when the plant is ready to harvest and harvesting techniques.

Storage

Tips for storing and preserving the harvest.

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