3 Ways to Cultivate a Digital Green Thumb

Though it may seem like technology is the antithesis to gardening, there are several sites and apps in the digital world that can help you raise physical sprouts. But don’t waste daylight digging through the app store; take our suggestions and get into the sunshine sooner.

Smart Gardner

This free, web-based garden planner not only helps you plan the perfect patch of veggies but also gives you weekly to dos to help it flourish.

Gardening Toolkit

Gardening Toolkit gives you location-specific advice for more than 1,000 plants and vegetables and is available for iPad ($3.99) and iPhone ($1.99).

Garden Plan Pro

For $7.99 this app calculates spacing and advises you on crop rotation for an intelligently planned harvest.

Six health-boosting reasons why you should toil in the soil this summer. http://marriottschool.uberflip.com/i/325416/9

Once you’ve got your seeds sown, kick back in your Adirondack with the Summer 2014 issue of Marriott Alumni Magazine (available for iPad here), where you’ll find more gardening motivation in “A Healthy Harvest.”