How Technology is Improving the Lives of Gardeners?

In this modern age, we are living in an increasingly connected world of smartphones, internet, micro-computers, and wearable tech. As a people we are on the cusp of 5G connected devices that will revolutionize the way we communicate. But, as gardeners we might be left wondering, what kind of new technology is available to us? Is there anything new that will enhance how beautiful my flowers are, or how great my tomatoes taste? The short answer is no. So what kind of technology is available? There is tech that helps us find new products, simplifies watering and irrigation, enables us to extend our growing seasons, and more!

Growing Tech

The growing cycle for a gardener is one of patience and reward. Each year we plant flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, and fruit as we wait with baited breath to taste the fruit of our labor. Sorry for the pun!

Self-watering containers are perfect the forgetful types. If you’re always forgetting to water your plants, these new age containers contain built in water reservoirs at the bottom, thus requiring less frequent watering.

Garden sensors like the one created by Edyn are solar-powered spikes that connect with your phone through their Edyn app to keep you informed on the quality of your soil, so you’re always aware of how your plants are growing.

Similar to the garden sensor, there are also moisture sensors designed to remind you when your plants need to be re-watered. These sensors are perfect for keeping you honest with your watering schedule.

Hydroponic Systems like AeroGarden or Herbstation are excellent for indoor gardening. There are excellent self-contained systems available for those living with limited space. What is hydroponics? It’s the process of going soilless! Your plants grow in a container with nutrient-rich water and your plants sit on a rock or gravel like deposit.

Gardening search engines like GardenSavvy.com are perfect for gardeners looking to find new high quality products from a variety of sources. We all know the pains of looking for new products online, or a particular varietal that is unavailable at your local nursery or Home Depot. By utilizing a search engine like GardenSavvy.com you can easily browse the internet for the best suppliers without the bloated ads you find on Google, write and read supplier reviews, or easily join a new gardening club or association.

Indoor lighting systems are perfect for extending your growing season. They are fun and easy to build. During the cooler months you can quickly setup a rack with heat and color temperature specific bulbs designed to give your plants the solar nutrients they need. You can easily start your growing season early, then bring your plants outside in the Spring!

There is a tremendous amount of growing technology available to us today if you just know where to look. We hope our tips on gardening tech has made you a little bit savvier when it comes to finding tools to enhance your green thumbed passion!

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Jennifer Shackelford
 

Hi, I’m Jennifer, the founder and editor of TheMamaNeeds.com. On The Mama Needs, I write about experience with pregnancy, raising kids, and nutrition for both kids and expectant moms.. I love that blogging brings parents together and lets our readers know they’re not the only ones going through these experiences. I love seeing comments on my posts that say “I thought it was just me! I’m so glad it’s not!” Being a parent is hard, but friends and blogs really help.

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