EasyBloom helps gardeners make the right choices
By Emily Clark
January 8, 2009
Incorporating the same sensor technology used in the NASA Mars Mission, the EasyBloom Plant Sensor from PlantSense helps even the most novice gardener select the right plants for their garden and rescue unhealthy plants from an untimely death.
Consumers in the US spend over $21 billion each year on new plants, nearly a third of which die within the first 12 months. The EasyBloom aims to prevent this by determining which plants will thrive in a specific spot in your yard or home. The internet-enabled, gardening device also helps to diagnose ailing plants so you can bring them back to health. The system works in two modes: Recommend mode for presenting a set of plants that will thrive in a specific location, and Monitor mode to be told what is going wrong with a plant with visual cues on how to fix it. By placing the EasyBloom Plant Sensor anywhere in your garden for 24 hours it will record environmental factors, such as soil conditions, sunlight, moisture and temperature. Following that time, the device is plugged into the USB port on your PC and the EasyBloom website will analyze your conditions and recommend plants that will thrive or will tell you what is wrong with a dying plant.
The EasyBloom website gives users access to detailed plant information on more than 5000 plants and enables you to create a custom plant library of your favorite foliage. The PlantSense EasyBloom Plant Sensor is available now at major online retailers for a recommended retail price of US$59.95.