Since I find myself endlessly promoting gardening as a leisure time physical activity, I think it’s only fair that I should share some health tips for your garden when I come across them, especially since you’re all growing your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables there!
I don’t possess any gardening knowledge, but with this new technology device called Edyn, I think I could make myself look like the next Alan Titchmarsh.
They’re comprised of little solar powered sensors that you place in your soil, a bit like those plant label holders, and they transmit to any wifi box within about 300 feet. From there they detect changes in the weather and soil conditions, and sent alerts to your smart phone when it thinks it has a suggestion of how you could improve your plants health. Could your plants benefit from a part of the garden with better sunlight? Do they need watering desperately? It can also tell you how saturated the soil is with water, letting you know whether you can have a day off from watering the plants.
It also comes with an app, where it collects all this data from all its users to let you know which plants will grow best at this time of year, when you should plant them, and which plants have the same requirements which you could plant in the same area.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a green fingered newbie or a life time expert. Edyn takes the guess work out of gardening, it tracks minute to minute changes in the state of your garden, informing you so that you can take action before it’s too late.
It looks quite nice too, and certainly has my seal of approval!
Faye Prior (Researcher)