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Growing plants is not difficult. With a little soil, sun, time, water, and dedication, you, too, can have a luscious garden pretty much anywhere! But that’s not to say that even seasoned gardeners don’t need a bit of gardening help every now and again. The following tech gadgets are said to do just that – make gardening just a bit easier. Read on to find out about the new and pretty simple technology that will help make gardens just a bit greener.

1. Infragram

The Infragram, a point-and-shoot camera, serves as a plant monitor. The camera is built to show a gardener how healthy her garden is by highlighting plant growth with near-infrared technology. According to Mashable, when plants convert sunlight into sugars they absorb red and blue light. The camera is able to compare infrared with visible light, and shows how productive a plant’s cells are, and can highlight plant growth. The gadget is marketed as a tool for “geek gardeners, farmers and open-source DIY scientists.”

The Infragram was designed by Public Lab (Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science), a community that creates do-it-yourself versions of scientific equipment.

2. “Let’s Patch!”

The “Let’s Patch” self-watering planter takes the guesswork out of watering, and ensures you won’t over-water or under-water your plants. The plant’s soil is layered above a water reservoir in the planter. This design self-regulates the watering process through capillary action.

3. Flower Power tool

The Flower Power tool is placed in the soil of an indoor or outdoor plant. The tool measures humidity, temperature, fertilizer, and sunlight levels. The data the tool gathers is sent to the cloud. The plant owner can then check out his plant’s stats through the tool’s associated smartphone app. This tool is from Parrot, a company that creates innovative wireless devices.

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