About Planty Gardening
You're one of us - a Planty person. And together with you, our goal is to get more people excited about growing their own food.
Ilona from Lelystad, NL: "User-friendly, clear, informal, feels like coming home."
We started in the Netherlands with De Makkelijke Moestuin and are now making our system, materials, and app accessible in English with Planty Gardening.
Here, let me introduce you:
CUSTOMER SERVICE KING
FINANCES / DEVELOPER
Eats, drinks, and sleeps code. Actually lies awake at night if there's one bad app review.
Innovation, Planty and the app
To investigate and develop the possibilities for an international app, we drew up a project plan and requested - and received - a financial contribution from the VIA. You can read all about this plan below.
VIA project plan
For the health of the plants, it's important to fully automate the steps and workflow in the Planty Gardening app.
Unfortunately, in the old app, it proved impossible to convert these information flows so they'd work correctly in other parts of the world via linear means (Push notifications via the app) and existing (machine learning) methodologies.
So, self-learning mechanisms had to be developed within the platform to analyze plant health.
The goal of the project was to develop a machine learning platform that would analyse pictures and recognize growth automatically.
Algorithms were also developed to automatically monitor abnormal growth rhythms and to take into account the local climate. (Mexico has a very different climate than the Netherlands.)