User's Guide to HOMEGROWN
with Bonnie Plants App

Our new app, HOMEGROWN with Bonnie Plants, makes it easy to plant, grow, track, and share your best garden ever - no Wi-Fi required. To find out all the cool things this FREE app can do, watch the video below or scroll down to go through the app at your own pace.

Search HOMEGROWN for specific notes and plants.
Live Tweets
Current & forecasted weather for your garden's location.
Photo gallery of your garden at your fingertips.
Record what's happening in your garden today.
Browse plant varieties & add them to My Garden, plus get a grow guide for each plant.
Let our Tomato Chooser, Pepper Chooser, and planting collections help you pick the plants you want to grow.
Learn the basics about soil, watering, weeding, and more.

Everything You Need Right
on Your Dashboard

Consider the app Dashboard to be your home base, with easy pathways to all of the major parts of the app. To discover the app’s many features, mouse over the red or blue dots on each screen as you scroll down this page.

* If at any time you wish to return to the app Dashboard, simply double-tap the title of the screen you’re on.

Weather + Planting Dates = Alerts to Help You Grow

The app provides hour-by-hour weather and long-range forecasts for your location. Plus, it combines that information with the planting dates you've entered to generate important alerts for events such as frosts and drought.

Change your current location.
Current and 5-day forecast for your garden.
Hourly weather conditions for your garden.
Look up future weather by clicking on the calendar.
Customize the planting date for each plant.
Add plant to My Garden.
Take a new photo or add one from your camera roll.
Your note is automatically stamped with the temperature.
Access your entire photo gallery.
Share with your friends and family!
Add, edit, or delete a note connected with the photo.
See the date you added a note to your photo.

Photo Galleries Help You Keep - and Share! - Garden Successes & Challenges

Keep a visual record of your garden, then share your photos via text or e-mail, or on social media, with ease. It's a great way to show friends and family how your garden is growing!

Adding Notes Is an Easy Way to Track What's
Happening in the Garden

Think of this as the ultimate garden diary - no pencil required.

Touch here when your note is complete.
Touch these icons to record garden tasks.
Write about what you did in the garden today.
Track daily harvest totals.
Add a photo or reminder, or tag plants from My Garden.
Go nearly hands-free by using the dictation feature.
Mark which plants you planted, watered, fertilized, found pests on, or harvested today.
Touch here to select all plants in My Garden.
View all notes from a particular day.
Swipe right to reveal social sharing buttons.
Touch a note to see the full entry.
Drag down on the photo to increase the image size.
Add a note about this plant.
Get growing info for this plant (as shown below).
Touch here to see any notes you've tagged with "tomatoes."
Add this plant to, or remove it from, My Garden.
Mark this plant as a Favorite.
Touch here for details on specific varieties - and to add them to My Garden.
Read information-packed articles about this plant.

Grow Guides Give You the Info You
Need for Success

You choose the plants, then we give you details on how to plant, grow, and harvest them, from spacing and sunlight requirements to common issues and companion plantings.

See a list of the plants in My Garden.
Browse the catalog and add plants.
See a list of your Favorites.
Add other plants not listed in catalog. Add photos too!
Swipe to the left to remove a plant from My Garden.

Keep Track of What You’ve Planted

A glance at the “My Garden” screen will tell you everything you’ve told the app you’re growing this season.

Your Favorites

Use this as a wish list for plants you want to grow, a record of your favorite already-planted items, or both.

This icon tells you this plant has been added to My Garden.

Choosers Help You Find the Right Plants

Having a hard time deciding what to put in the garden? Use our Tomato Chooser or Pepper Chooser to get recommendations, or browse through suggested growing collections with themes like Beginner Garden, Pizza Ingredients, and Salsa Fixings.

Use this to help you choose the best tomatoes for your garden.
Use this to help you choose the best peppers for your garden.
Plant collections suggest plants to grow based on useful (& fun!) themes.
Indicate which specific characteristics you're looking for.
Touch here to view matched varieties.
Touch any title to read the accompanying article.

All the Information You Need to Grow

Ideal for new gardeners, these articles provide in-depth information on topics like container gardening, fertilizing, and what to do in a drought.