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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 seed Read More…

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This Parrot can tell you when your plants need water

on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

There’s been a bit of interest in plant monitors here at The Gadgeteer.  (Apparently many of you have better luck with plants than I do – even my artificial plants look unhealthy!)  The Parrot Flower Power sensor is a new entry into the wireless plant monitoring field.  The Flower Power was developed in collaboration with Read More…

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Moistly is a gadget that helps save your leafy friends from a horrible death of dehydration

on Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you have houseplants, you’ve most certainly experienced the tragedy and self blame that comes along when your neglect causes their untimely demise. You don’t have to be a plant killer anymore, the Moistly easy to use plant buddy is here to help you. What is it? It’s a sensor that will beep and blink Read More…

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Grow your own food on your windowsill

on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

There’s a hydroponics supply store near my house, but I’ve never been in there because I always think of illegal substances when I think of in-home hydroponics systems.  These planter boxes from Modern Sprout take hydroponics out of the musty basements and put them on your windowsill.  They may look like simple wooden boxes, but Read More…

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Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Review

on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

I happen live with someone who loves plants and gardening. Jeanne’s actually getting ready to take a master gardener’s course with our county extension office. Although Jeanne loves house plants, you couldn’t tell by looking at them. The poor poor things…

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LeafSnap App: Poison Ivy or Just Ivy

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Leafsnap is a new iOS application that  is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution.  This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, Read More…

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Watch it Grow

By: Anita Z
on Friday, July 30th, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear

The Time lapse PlantCam by Wingscapes allows you to watch your plants grow in fast-forward. The PlantCam is rugged and weatherproof, and automatically takes photos and videos at set time intervals. It then stitches the photos together to create a video showing in minutes or seconds what usually can’t be seen with the naked eye. Read More…

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Your Computer Has a Green Thumb Even When You Don’t

on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Reviews

I live with someone that loves growing house plants. We have a bazillion of them in our family room. Jeanne likes buying and growing plants, but (and don’t tell her I told you…), she doesn’t have the Greenest of thumbs. At any one time, there will be several plants that look like they are just Read More…

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Thirsty Light – Turn your Black thumb Green

on Sunday, July 19th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

The Thirsty Light is a digital moisture meter that takes the guess work out of watering your plants. It’s a metal probe with a leave shaped module at one end, that houses an LED. Stick the Thirsty Light in a potted plant and when the LED blinks, you know it’s time to water your plant. Read More…