Gardening AppsNow is the time to sink your hands in the earth and start planning your summer garden. But if you can't tell an azalea from a zinnia, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some handy gardening apps for beginners in this Tech Minute.
Give your garden a better chance at succeeding with some advanced planning. The ios Growplanner app costs eight dollars, but will save you time and money by eliminating the guess work of what, where and when to plant. Once you sketch out your garden's dimensions on your device, choose the plants you'd like to grow. The app will use your location data to tell you when to put the plant in the ground and how far apart to space them. The Sprouted app also relies on your zip code to provide the best recommendations for growing vegetables, herbs and fruit in your garden. Find out what will thrive, when to plant and harvest them, and even recipes for enjoying the fruits of your labor. And finally if you seek inspiration from other gardens, but are unsure about the species. Snap a photo, and let the ios app light that garden, or android app flower checker, do that work. Light that garden is a free download and will cross-check your photos with its database. To identify plants and flowers. Flower Checker relies on real people to determine a species, so each query costs a dollar. In San Fransisco, I'm Cara Seaboy, CNet.com for CBS News. [MUSIC]