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(TreeHugger)   If you need a sensor-packed electronic gadget to remind you when it's time to water your plants, maybe you shouldn't have plants   (treehugger.com) divider line 31
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2013-01-12 05:38:22 AM  
Every plant has different watering requirements.  An electronic 'gadget' would be a useful aid.
 
2013-01-12 09:19:51 AM  
"Think like a cactus." www.freeinfosociety.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-12 09:25:08 AM  
I don't need a smartphone integrated system. A box that cried "feed me... feed me" when the plant was hungry would be nice. I'm not good at plant care. I would also get one for the office manager at work. We have a wilting potted plant in the lobby.
 
2013-01-12 09:25:22 AM  

rocketmorton: "Think like a cactus."


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-01-12 09:27:17 AM  
I have a plant whose leaves turn yellow if it gets too much light.
 
2013-01-12 09:30:34 AM  
bradelterman.com
 
2013-01-12 09:37:51 AM  
My wife probably should; she's got a "brown thumb" and seems to kill any plant she touches.

When we finally have kids, I'm considering constructing a little sensor pack to monitor things like temperature when they're bundled up and we're pushing them in a stroller outside: kids can get fussy if they get too warm or cold so it'd be cool to have some actual data as to how warm or cold they are so we can take appropriate action before they get fussy, noisy, and annoying to others.

/that, and collecting data is fun
//probably should get out of the lab more
 
2013-01-12 09:51:32 AM  

heypete: My wife probably should; she's got a "brown thumb" and seems to kill any plant she touches.

When we finally have kids, I'm considering constructing a little sensor pack to monitor things like temperature when they're bundled up and we're pushing them in a stroller outside: kids can get fussy if they get too warm or cold so it'd be cool to have some actual data as to how warm or cold they are so we can take appropriate action before they get fussy, noisy, and annoying to others.

/that, and collecting data is fun
//probably should get out of the lab more


"Oh, yeah, Litmus and Festivus, those two creepy Amish looking twins who lived across the street and used to cry during jokes?  Their dad was kind of weird, but I never imagined the whole axe murder thing happening."
 
2013-01-12 09:51:49 AM  
We're going to start a container garden in March. I'm very new to growing food, so something like this might be helpful until I get into the swing of it.

We've managed to restart avocados, mangoes and leeks from our local co-op, so it might be fun. Educational at the least.

Any good tips for a n00b?
 
2013-01-12 09:57:35 AM  
Gallagher said it best: "If you water it and it dies, it's a plant. If you pull it out and it grows back, it's a weed."
 
2013-01-12 10:01:06 AM  
Easiest first plant is a "closet plant" also known as a "peace lily" or spathiphyllum.

When it is happy it looks like this:
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When it needs water it is super obvious to anyone:
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After adding water it returns to normal:
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2013-01-12 10:03:25 AM  

TheWhoppah: Easiest first plant is a "closet plant" also known as a "peace lily" or spathiphyllum.

When it is happy it looks like this:
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When it needs water it is super obvious to anyone:
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After adding water it returns to normal:
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I had a huge one that lived... hmm... 13 or so years? They really are a trip.
 
2013-01-12 10:07:39 AM  
If a person who grows pot needs one of these, put down the bong and get a book on botany, it'll save you in the long run

/also, should the twenty people who buy this have kids or pets, i think they'll get a knock on the door from child/animal welfare
 
2013-01-12 10:15:00 AM  
Does it work on children?
 
2013-01-12 10:15:51 AM  

Fubegra: Gallagher said it best...


There's a phrase you don't see every day.
 
2013-01-12 10:17:53 AM  
Willful ignorance is best ignorance -- but damn does it annoy me.
 
2013-01-12 10:18:41 AM  
Does this mean I'm less nurturing than a desert?
 
2013-01-12 10:21:01 AM  
Yeah, and if you tell anyone about it and how cool it is, a week or so later, the cops will be busting down your door, looking for a marijuana grow operation.

Your call.
 
2013-01-12 10:22:56 AM  
And, if you need a sensor packed vehicle to turn your headlights on for you, tell you when you're about to back into the car behind you, and keep you from wiping out, maybe you shouldn't drive.
 
2013-01-12 10:23:15 AM  

TheWhoppah: Easiest first plant is a "closet plant" also known as a "peace lily" or spathiphyllum.

When it is happy it looks like this:


When it needs water it is super obvious to anyone:


After adding water it returns to normal:


Easiest plant is the ZZ plant. Always looks good, it has its own water reserves so you don't have to water it for weeks. Also does well in low light.
 
2013-01-12 10:25:25 AM  

lousy screw: Does it work on children?


Watering children has been illegal since 2009.
 
2013-01-12 10:31:14 AM  

Shazam999: Easiest plant is the ZZ plant. Always looks good, it has its own water reserves so you don't have to water it for weeks. Also does well in low light.


Plus it has legs, and knows how to use them. So it can its own water if necessary.
 
2013-01-12 10:33:34 AM  

Shazam999: Easiest plant is the ZZ plant. Always looks good, it has its own water reserves so you don't have to water it for weeks. Also does well in low light.


Those things are great. They thrive on benevolent neglect.

/Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed plant.
 
2013-01-12 10:39:23 AM  
f you need a sensor-packed electronic gadget to remind you when it's time to water your plants, maybe you shouldn't have gadgets.


/if your phone keeps you from being able to cross the street properly . . . .
 
2013-01-12 10:56:12 AM  
If you constantly need to update your "friends" with the mundane details of your life, perhaps you should kill yourself.
 
2013-01-12 11:18:07 AM  
the perfect thing for women that sit around meditating and playing guitar all day? uh... why doesn't she have a job?
 
2013-01-12 01:31:48 PM  
Do We Need Another Gadget that Tells Us When to Water and Feed Our Plants?

If no, then don't buy one, douche. No one's forcing you to buy the system.
 
2013-01-12 01:57:31 PM  
Considering I killed half my radish seedlings by overwatering, and the other half by putting the heat lamp too close (I think), then yes, sometimes some of us morons do need gadgets, subby.
 
2013-01-12 01:59:24 PM  

heypete: My wife probably should; she's got a "brown thumb" and seems to kill any plant she touches.

When we finally have kids, I'm considering constructing a little sensor pack to monitor things like temperature when they're bundled up and we're pushing them in a stroller outside: kids can get fussy if they get too warm or cold so it'd be cool to have some actual data as to how warm or cold they are so we can take appropriate action before they get fussy, noisy, and annoying to others.

/that, and collecting data is fun
//probably should get out of the lab more


Unless you live in a really nice area or luck out on schools, you are going to be frustrated, annoyed, and appalled when your potential future kids get to school. Elementary teachers do not seem to care about good data.

/Bitter? Yeah.
 
2013-01-13 03:55:14 AM  

ZAZ: I don't need a smartphone integrated system. A box that cried "feed me... feed me" when the plant was hungry would be nice. I'm not good at plant care. I would also get one for the office manager at work. We have a wilting potted plant in the lobby.


Hah... Before reading the last sentence, I thought you were making a crack about an office manager who is an incompetent sap, or lazy to the point of seeming to live in a vegetative state, and therefore might himself benefit from being placed in a pot thus equipped, so he could receive regular tending.

/or was that joke indeed intentional?
 
2013-01-13 10:32:09 AM  
So, plants would receive better treatment, and the subby has a problem with this?

The subby HATES plants

/I heard him all like,"fark plants"
 
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