May 21, 2014 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] Katoomba, Australia - The Mystery Guest Web Design today is pleased to announce the release of Lunar Planting Guide & Planner 4.0.1, an update to their popular gardening app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. For thousands of years, planting during the four main phases of the lunar month has been considered a popular way to produce healthier crops and maintain beautiful gardens year-round. Designed for the home gardener, the Lunar Planting Guide & Planner helps users schedule their planting for the current or selected month based on this lunar cycle.
* Simple and easy-to-navigate User Interface
* Interactive and intuitive calendar
* View the moon phase calendar for any month
* Instantly find the best time to sow different vegetable seeds
* Create a gardening plan with notes and reminders
* Obtain specific plant suggestions based on location
* Designed for Northern and Southern hemispheres
* Quick reference guide for planting advice
* Share activities on social media
* Color coded for easy planting
Because of the huge variety of climates in countries and regions, version 4.0.1 has incorporated a significant and much requested update to assist users in determining when to plant a specific crop. In settings, users may specify their country/region to receive the most relevant plant suggestions. Lunar Planting Guide & Planner includes a comprehensive database of vegetable planting times which changes based on the different months and years selected by the user.
Lunar Planting Guide & Planner provides users with helpful detailed information through an interactive calendar. At the top of the screen, there is a lunar image which indicates the phase of the moon based on the date. By tapping on the corresponding date or moon image, users can create notes, save instructions, and set reminders that are automatically imported to their calendar. Users can also share this information to E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and iMessage. They can also designate saving their notes to the Calendar app and Reminder app.
For easy reference, Lunar Planting Guide & Planner uses a color-coded display to indicate the four main phases of the moon: Waxing Crescent (new moon), Waxing Gibbous (half moon), Waning Gibbous (full moon), and Waning Crescent (last quarter). By tapping on each header, users can receive advice and suggestions including:
* When to sow specific crops
* Which fruits and vegetables should be sown
* Information about why and when to transplant flowers
* Advice about fertilization
* Tips on related gardening activities
For example, during the full moon in May of 2014, Lunar Planting Guide & Planner recommends sowing root crops. Suggested fruits and vegetables include beets, carrots, onions, parsnips, potato, radishes, and turnips. For flowers, users are advised to begin focusing on the roots so it's a good time to plant flower bulbs and tubers. Planting perennials such as trees, shrubs, berries, and vines during this phase also promote a strong root system. The app also recommends transplanting flowers from pots to gardens. For the most effective fertilization, users should apply manure and organic fertilizers. Other activities during a full moon phase include pruning to retard growth and discourage flowering in the winter and to harvest now for maximum storage time.
"Lunar Planting Guide & Planner is the most comprehensive and convenient way to plan your garden around the moon phase calendar," says Tim Mahony, owner of The Mystery Guest Web Design. "It's a quick and easy reference for home gardeners seeking advice on planting times based on the more scientific aspects of moon gardening. A big strength of the app has always been its simplicity and the ease of viewing the details for the current month or adding notes simply by tapping any day. We have been gradually building a database of vegetable planting times for the main areas of the world and the new version 4.0.1 contains this very important and much requested upgrade. These plant databases will be continuously improved and updated with future releases."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.1 or later
* 5.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Lunar Planting 4.0.1 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Based in Katoomba, Australia, The Mystery Guest Web Design was formed in 2001 by Tim Mahony with the goal of building affordable brochure websites for small businesses such as Photographers, Musicians, Artists, etc. IN the past two years, they have gradually moved into the area of dynamic database driven sites and shifted their primary focus to the development of mobile device apps. Copyright (C) 2014 The Mystery Guest Web Design. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.