Have a brown thumb? Do you overwater, underwater, over fertilize, forget to even look at your plants or garden as you run around crazily in your day to day life? If so, then do I have a gadget for you! Parrot Flower Power! Hi-Tech for the home gardener…
Parrot Flower Power is a nifty little device that sits in your soil (pot or garden) and monitors everything from water and light, to heat and fertilizer levels. Pretty amazing, no? No more forgetting to water or fertilize houseplants, no more guess work about planting times – you can monitor your plants and garden, and their overall condition remotely.
And how do you receive this plethora of information? Why via an App of course (I’ve always heard there’s an app for everything), and this app contains a library of over 7000 plants that you can access and use to identify your plants’ needs and cultural information. It will actually produce a short range chart telling you how best to care for your begonia, lemon tree, fiddle leaf fig, basil etc.
One of the features I love is the Parrot’s ability to measure both air and soil temperature. Every spring I play the waiting game in regard to the perfect soil temp for sowing, combined with reasonable overnight temps. My methods have always been fairly imprecise but I think my problem has been solved.
The Parrot retails for $59.99 on Amazon, and while that is a bit expensive if you’re planning on covering every houseplant you have, it’s not bad if you’re using it for veggie gardens (it is waterproof) or for the odd ‘specimen’ houseplant. I’ll probably use mine on my citrus since they tend to dry out quickly during the winter, and then transfer them out to the garden during the summer and fall.
I think this is a very cool and amazingly helpful gardening product – I hope you do as well! (and no, they’re not paying me and I didn’t get anything for free)…
Happy Gardening Everyone!
And Congratulations to Robin! You are the winner of the seed giveaway and membership to the Hudson Valley Seed Library! I’ll be contacting you for shipping information. Thanks to everyone who signed up and entered