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.