Have trouble remembering to water your plants on time? Or just worry about finding someone to water them while you travel?
By downloading gardening apps and buying some new gadgets, I found out that I could sit in a movie theater 380 miles from home, and water the jade in the kitchen. I can also see an alert on my phone that predicts when rainfall would hit my back yard, and deactivate the fertilizer and the soil needs to be flushed out.that are scheduled to run the next morning. I also get notifications about useful gardening information: like that my recently store-bought fountain grass has too much
As a veteran gardener, I acquired, set up, and tested the Parrot Pot; Edyn’s Garden Sensor and Water Valve; the Plantlink Basestation; and the Green IQ Smart Garden Hub to see how I would like them—and if it would make gardening easier.
My iPhone was filled with new apps and dozens of colorful screens displaying weather forecasts, soil data, and watering schedules. Here's how I rated each one.
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