Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cool new things

A sales rep came by today with a tidy little unit, It looks like a kitchen appliance. It's the "Aero grow" the world's first indoor smart garden.The computerized Aero garden tells you when to add water and nutrients. The micro processor automatically adjust nutrient delivery and water flow, and even turns on and off the lights to simulate the sun.

My Mom's husband dropped by the store excited by a new product he had seen on TV, the" upside down tomato" planter. I checked it out, and I wonder...I think I am willing to buy into the concept. I will go so far as to make a new version of the hanging basket with this in mind. A sauce basket piques my interest, tomatoes, basil, and oregano might be the thing.

Here is the official site, you decide, you just never know what will work without trying. https://www.hangingtomato.com/?cid=486403

There isn't a gardener around who doesn't have a collection of plastic pots tucked away somewhere, and for everyone of those could be 10 in the local landfill. I saw a great new bio degradable pot today. I will be able to order them through my local organic fertilizer rep soon. They are sustainable, being created from rice manufacturing waste, and tree saps. If it sounds a little too much, they are very solid. They can last 18 months above ground, but break down in 6 when planted in the ground, or composted. They have been organic certified in the country of origin, and it looks promising for receiving the same here in Canada. They are a Swedish product, but will soon be manufactured locally. http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.napac.ch/GB/Produkte_bestanden/Produkte_bestanden/naturepot.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.napac.ch/GB/Produkte_bestanden/Produkte.htm&h=116&w=230&sz=9&hl=en&start=30&sig2=86sJ-in8Xl4h9oWL92KLIQ&um=1&tbnid=MLNskjw_BlFnTM:&tbnh=54&tbnw=108&ei=lz_5R8ngB5XmgwOU0ukT&prev=/images%3Fq%3DNapac%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

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