Whether you’ve got an expansive yard off a country road or a tiny container garden on your balcony or kitchen counter, planting a garden can help you eat healthier, enjoy the outdoors, and take your mind off of the stresses of work and your busy everyday life. But a garden can be a tricky thing to take care of, whether you have a natural green thumb or whether you struggle to get seeds to sprout or to keep plants alive until it’s time to harvest. Fortunately, a few smart gardening tools can help you out.
Whether you need a gadget to keep tabs on the soil in your garden, help you figure out when to water your vegetables, or just make it easier to grow the vegetables and fruits you love, gardening can be made a lot easier by a few great gadgets. Here are seven of our favorites.
1. Edyn Garden Sensor
The Edyn Garden Sensor is pretty easy to install: just plant it in the soil in your garden. Once it’s there, it’ll monitor the environmental conditions in your garden and send real-time information to your phone via the corresponding Edyn app. The sensor will track the light, moisture, humidity, and nutrition that the plants in your garden are getting, and by cross-referencing that information with plant databases, soil sciences, and weather information to give you customized advice on what will grow best where, when you should harvest or prune, and how to care for each plant. The garden sensor is available for purchase now, and you’ll soon be able to preorder a water valve that automatically waters your plants.