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How To Merge Your Love Of Tech With Your Gardening Hobby

Many people around the world enjoy dabbling in the art of gardening. From small garden boxes to large acreage plots, the choices are endless. Growing and harvesting your own vegetables and fruits can be a rewarding experience that can not only provide you with fresh produce, but it could also bring you a profit if you want. From saving money by growing your own organic fruits and vegetables, to making a profit from your spoils, you can turn your hobby into extra revenue. 

Digital Apps to Help Plant Growth 

Whether you have a green thumb or just starting out with your own garden, finding a digital app to help you finetune your gardening skills can make all the difference. There are several digital apps available that can track your plants growing progress, give weather updates, as well as tips for the plants you choose. Some apps can be customized to your specific plants and help you identify or protect your plants from disease or predators. You can never have too much information when cultivating a plentiful garden. 

Gardening Indoors or Small Spaces 

In today’s world, many are not able to have large, plentiful gardens due to space restrictions. Do not let this stop you from enjoying your hobby. There are many ways for you to enjoy a small herb garden or indoor harvest, even in an apartment or single room.

  •     Hydroponic garden beds are excellent choices for those who wish to cultivate indoors without soil. Many apartments do not have adequate lighting, and this helps eliminate that problem.
  •     Digital garden beds can give even the most novice gardeners help to ensure their plants grow and thrive. With attributes to help you view the soil content, humidity, and temperature, even newbies can grow plants indoors.

Tech Devices to Help Your Outdoor Plants 

If you are lucky enough to have ample space outdoors for a garden space, you could definitely put new tech devices to good use for the health of your plants. Gone are the days where you rely solely on trial and error to get your harvest just right. With today’s ever-changing technology, there are so many options to help you get the most out of your gardening season.

  •     Digital sensors are a fantastic way to determine numerous factors. It is easy to put one of these sensors in the dirt with your plant to collect information about soil moisture and other critical options for plant health. While some digital monitors transmit directly to your phone or tablet, others will need to have the USB port plugged into your computer to give you results.
  •     Digital sprinklers can aid the growth of your garden immensely without wasting water. Often gardens can be overwatered, or water can be wasted by extending further into the yard from lawn sprinklers when it isn’t needed. There are many smaller digital sprinklers that you can control from your mobile phone to water only your garden for a specified amount of time. This can ensure the soil is at optimal levels for plant growth.

The Wide World of Tech 

The world of technology has embedded itself into every aspect of our lives through the years, including gardening. Some may think the two niches shouldn’t mix, but you shouldn’t turn away from progress. After exploring all of the many options available for gardeners, one cannot believe how easier it can be to grow a fruitful, bountiful harvest with a little help from technology. Depending on your budget, there is a tech gadget for everyone to aid in their growing season. 

All of these fancy tech devices used to be just ideas from people like yourself. Gardeners who saw a need for a device to help them measure soil moisture or identify why their plants were not growing as well as they should. These people had a vision and made it a reality by designing a product, patenting it, manufacturing it, and having it available for sale to you the consumer. You could be just like those before you, if you have an innovative idea for the world of gardening, inventing a new tech device could be just up your alley. InventHelp is a website that can help your idea become a reality. So, start brainstorming new ideas to get in your garden, and you may just be able to turn your garden into a profitable experience. 

Allen Wilson

Allen has been writing about gardening for over 30 years. He is a retired professor of Horticulture.

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