Apps & Calculators

GreenUpside is always adding new apps and calculators to make gardening easier – check back often to find the latest tool to help you dial in your processes.

Here is a list of all apps and calculators (you can find more detailed information below):

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Plant Care Basics

Are you looking for a quick reference to find out how to care for common garden vegetables? Well, we have just what you need!

GreenUpside’s Plant Care Basics app gives you an at-a-glance summary to see the following:

  • Ideal Soil pH
  • Water Needs
  • Light Needs
  • Fertilizer Needs
  • Germination (time to sprout in soil at the ideal temperature range)
  • Planting (depth and spacing)
  • Timeline (when to direct sow, start seeds indoors, or transplant outdoors)
  • Time To Maturity
  • Pests
  • Diseases

I’ll improve the app often and add more plants as time goes on, so check back here for updates – or make a request ( if you don’t see what you need in the dropdown list in the app!


Soil Temperature For Seed Germination

Are you getting frustrated trying to look up the right soil temperature for seed germination? Look no further!

GreenUpside has an app to help (Soil Temperature For Seed Germination). This app lets you choose a plant type and see a range of temperatures, illustrated by a thermometer: red (too warm), orange (above ideal), green (ideal), blue (below ideal), and purple (too cold).

I’ll constantly be updating the app by adding more plants all the time, so check back often – or make a request ( if you don’t see what you need in the dropdown list in the app!

Soil Volume Calculator

Ever wondered how to calculate soil volume? If you’ve ever needed to fill raised beds or containers, you might have just made your best guess and bought a few bags of potting soil, hoping that would cover it. Fortunately, you don’t have to do that anymore!

Calculate soil volume yourself

You might remember from grade school that volume = length x width x height. This formula will give you an answer in cubic feet.

Now, soil is most often sold by cubic yard, or a 3′ x 3′ x 3′ cube. To find how many cubic yards you need, divide your previous answer by 27, like so: volume (in cubic feet) / 27 = volume (in cubic yards).

When your garden is a rectangle or a square, the math is easy. It gets a little more complicated with a circular or irregularly shaped garden.

Calculate soil volume with this easy-to-use tool

If math isn’t your thing or you want to check your answer, I got you! Use GreenUpside’s Soil Volume Calculator to find the precise volume for raised beds and containers based on their dimensions. If you need to find out how much soil you will need to fill up for a project, this is the tool you need!

It will ask you to enter:

  • Bed shape (circle, ellipse, square, or rectangle)
  • Units (inches, feet, yards, centimeters, meters)
  • Dimensions (width, length, diameter depending on shape)
  • Bed depth (container height)
  • Number of beds or containers

The summary will give you the area and volume (in square and cubic units, depending on the units you chose), along with the information you entered. You can also choose to get an email with the summary information!

Soil Volume Calculator App Summary Preview
Enter the dimensions of your raised bed or container to get a helpful summary with area and volume – per bed and in total.

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