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Published on October 28th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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EasyBloom Sensor Makes Sure Plants Thrive

October 28th, 2008 by  


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Let’s face it: some of us just don’t have a green thumb. But the Plantsense EasyBloom Plant Sensor, released yesterday, makes gardening an equal-opportunity activity. The device is based on NASA technology used during the Mars Phoenix Mission, and can collect data on sunlight, soil moisture, and temperature. The information is used to determine the suitability of various locations for growing plants.


And just in case you need even more help with your budding plants, the EasyBloom can diagnose ailments and tell you if your plants need watering. The device also comes with detailed information on over 5,000 plants and allows you create a library of your favorites.

The reusable sensor costs $59.95.  And who knows— maybe the EasyBloom will teach you a few things about gardening.

Photo Credit: EasyBloom 
 
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was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.



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