Gardeners Dig These Gadgets

New tools can make your thumb look a little greener
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Jul 10, 2008 6:00 PM CDT
Technology is making it ever easier to those not blessed with the greenest of thumbs to enjoy gardening.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Technology is coming to the rescue of gardening-handicapped yard owners. A variety of new tech tools can help weekend gardeners keep their plants alive and even thriving with a minimum of effort, reports MSNBC. Among the new green gadgets:

  • Wireless Weather Projection Station: This handy device measures temperature and barometric pressure to tell you when to plant.

  • SunCalc: A watch-battery-powered device that measures the sun, helping you find a spot with the right exposure for your plants.
  • Terra-Sorb: A gel that absorbs and stores extra water, and then slowly releases it.
  • Solar Irrigation Kit: A self-contained system that can water up to 20 plants.
  • Self-watering planters: Containers that store and release water to plants, with an easy-access refill spot.