gardening

As seen on TV: Mighty Blaster Fireman’s Nozzle Garden Hose Sprayer review

Do you need to buy a new spray nozzle for your garden hose every summer because they are cheaply made and fall apart before the end of the season? The folks at TeleBrands sent me the Mighty Blaster fireman’s nozzle and a Pocket Hose to try for a few weeks and so far it’s a …

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The only gardening tool you’ll need… is your smartphone

Growing veggies on your counter is neat.  I love the idea and will probably try it very soon, but growing full-sized plants indoors, hydroponically, organically, and controlled by your smartphone?  I’m in! Niwa has pioneered the first interactive system that controls the growing conditions 24/7 and lets you interact via a smartphone app to grow whatever you …

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Here’s the perfect gift for the Star Trek-loving gardener Dad

You can combine Dad’s love of Star Trek with his pride in his lawn with these garden ornaments.  The Star Trek Garden Gnomes are made of durable cast polyresin, so they’ll stand up to the weather for years.  There are four designs to choose from (with the phrase shown on the bottom of the statue): …

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AvoSeedo lets you grow your own avocado tree even if you live in Alaska

I have never liked to eat avocados by themselves or prepared in guacamole. But I recently found a recipe that uses an avocado to make healthy chocolate pudding. I was skeptical at first, but after trying it I was surprised at how good it is! Every time I make the pudding, Jeanne asks me to save …

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Gilmour LeakFree garden hose system review

I take good care of most of my tools and equipment, but my garden hose is an exception. I think it’s because we share a mutual dislike. The hose kinks when I uncoil it, then tangles and resists when I try to put it back neatly. And the connections between hoses and nozzles always manage …

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Rachio Iro smart sprinkler system keeps your lawn green while saving water

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the Skydrop sprinkler system which uses your soil conditions and local weather to better schedule when it waters your lawn. That system was priced at $299. If you want a slightly less expensive solution, consider the Rachio Iro smart sprinkler system. Priced at $249, this system also mounts on …

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Compost your food waste in just hours – no kidding

I’ve been thinking about composting and buying a composter (or at least the materials for building one) for a long time now, yet the time, energy and space requirements have always been a discouragement for me. However, the Food Cycler CS-10 in-home composter from Food Cycle Science has brought composting back to the forefront of my …

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skydrop sprinkler controller checks the weather before watering your lawn

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. Skydrop …

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As seen on TV: Pocket Hose Ultra garden hose review

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  “As …

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Plant your pencil stub and watch it grow!

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 …

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Fizzy Farm planters bring the garden indoors

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 every …

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