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skydrop sprinkler controller checks the weather before watering your lawn

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Skydrop is a smart controller that connects directly to your lawn sprinkler system using WiFi. It can measure the soil conditions of your yard like humidity, temperature, wind, solar radiation and slope along with hyper-local weather data to help create a watering schedule that will conserve both water and money by preventing over watering. SkydropRead More…


Save space with collapsible buckets

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Janet recently turned me on to the Tiny House Nation TV show on the FYI channel. While I know I will never be able to talk Jeanne into downsizing to a 500 or smaller square foot house, I can’t help but dream about minimizing and simplifying all our junk. I love watching the Tiny HouseRead More…

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PlantLink review

on Monday, May 26th, 2014

I wonder if there is a Plant Killers Anonymous organization out there. If so, I would definitely be a member. “Hello, My name is Kathleen, I’m a biologist and I kill plants.” As a college student I studied mostly animal biology and didn’t focus on plant studies. At the time I thought, “Seriously, what doesRead More…


As seen on TV: Pocket Hose Ultra garden hose review

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

I’m approaching this review of the Pocket Hose Ultra differently than I usually do with my other reviews. I’m going into it knowing that I will need to make at least 2 more updates before I’m able to form an opinion or make a recommendation to buy this item. We see a lot of  “AsRead More…


Plant your pencil stub and watch it grow!

on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

What do you do with a sad little pencil stub, other than throw it out?  You can plant it and watch herbs or flowers grow!  Plant the Sprout Pencil nubs, you’ll have edible herbs, marigold and calendula plants, or a wildflower bouquet.  Each kit comes with eight high-quality, sustainably-grown cedar pencils.  Each pencil has a seedRead More…


Fizzy Farm planters bring the garden indoors

on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Ever since my cancer adventure a couple years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long…), I’ve changed a lot of things in my diet in order to become healthier. I cut out 95% of the diet soda that I drink by carrying a Bubba Brands Hero bottle full of iced tea to work everyRead More…


Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpots get even smarter

on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Last month I posted a review of the Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpot and had a positive experience with it except for one important thing… Trying to grow a plant in Southern Indiana during the winter months, even with an auto watering flowerpot, just doesn’t work that well due to short sunlight hours. The folksRead More…


Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpot review

on Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Gadget loving gardeners now have another way to keep their thumbs a nice shade of Green. Remember the Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor that I reviewed a few months ago (see link below in Related Posts section)? That device sent notifications to your email and smartphone alerting you when your plant required watering. The Click & Grow SmartpotRead More…


Black and Decker’s PlantSmart PCS10 Plant Sensor Review: The Gardener’s Fish Finder

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Fish Finders, to those who don’t know, are these electronic mechanisms that either assist greatly in not having to stop by the fish shop on the way home or are a blasphemy on the sacrosanct sport of fishing. Depends on who you talk to. Electronic gardening equipment quite possibly could be seen in the sameRead More…

Plant Smart by Black and Decker: a whole new techie way of gardening.

Black & Decker PlantSmart SO Cool!

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Black & Decker has just found a way into my heart.   I love to garden!  I’m not the best at it.  But I really like it.   Let’s face facts… when it comes to all this blather about soils and additives and enhancements to make this grow or that grow or worrying about whichRead More…