Cool Gardening Tools for 2016

Four plant seedlings in squares of dirt on a wood table.

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It’s not so much the “new year” anymore, but with spring just around the corner in North America, it’s almost time to break out those cool new gardening tools you got for the holidays! There are tons of new products on the market available every day, so this is a great time to take advantage of some of them and see how they’ll enhance your garden. Check out a few of these tools and see how they can shape your creations.

Gardener’s Handbook App

This neat app is like having a little gardener to whisper gardening secrets in your ear whenever you need! The free service offers 10 chapters of gardening tips, ideas, and information you could really need. And, of course, because it’s on your phone, you can access it wherever you are without having to consult a book.

Plant Monitor

The Parrot Flower Power Plant Monitor kind of works like a baby monitor, except it’s not for babies or noise! This monitor provides a wireless sensor to keep track of a plant’s moisture, temperature, light, and fertilizer levels. The product then sends this information to a smartphone or other device with Bluetooth so you’ll always know exactly how your green babies are doing.

Garden Cam

For you artistic folk who like to work with technology like photos and video, put the Brinno GardenWatchCam in your garden so you don’t miss a single thing. This camera allows you to watch your plants grow, petal by petal and lead by leaf, with a 1.3-megapixel time-lapse digital camera which can be set to take pictures from every minute to every 24 hours!

The VegiBee

This innovative creation, called a “sonic garden pollinator,” is a small, battery-powered device that mimics the high-frequency vibrations of a bee’s wings during the pollination process. The vibrations then release pollen onto a spoon for the gardener to use to hand-pollinate their own plants. The result is up to a 30 percent increase in crop yield!

Did you try any of these products? Tell us about it below!

About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.
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