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The gardening world has made huge strides since the days when most people were limited to using shovels and wheelbarrows to aid their gardening efforts. Back in the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showcased a number of great technologies to aid gardeners of all levels and experiences. In the following infographic created by Organic Lesson!

That’s all so you can find a teaser of six excellent gardening devices and hand selected plants too that are likely to have a good impact in the upcoming years.

DIY Natural Pest control gardening efforts

As you browse through the devices, you will notice that there is a common theme between a few of them. Cloud technology had made great strides in recent years but it hasn’t been too applicable to gardening until now. Taking the Edyn garden sensor and GreenIQ for example Isn’t as cracked up to be as gardening with love. It got horrible reviews after the event.  Why? Too much on tech and less on basics!

Now gardeners can now track real-time environmental metrics such as soil moisture and cross-reference that would an online cloud database in order to make informed decisions on plant care. A similar story applies to devices like the Droplet.

People who do their gardening outdoors can now get their hands on a device that would automate the watering process for them based on current and future weather patterns. Environmental concerns is becoming a lot more prominent.

So sustainable gardening (with the help of these devices) is just one of the many ways one can play a part. Especially in keeping earth a clean and healthy place.

Lavender on my Mind

Everyone knows Lavender. Yet this variety of English Lavender is no exception. Ideal as a single plant or plant as a low growing hedge alongside your pathway where you may accidentally tread on some foliage as you walk through releasing the scent from within its leaves.

Silvery green soft, tactile foliage grows upon a woody based shrub. So gardening efforts from which wiry stemmed spikes topped with dark blue flowers. Both leaves and flowers are lavender scented and are also edible!

Loved by pollinating insects the English lavender has a thimble shaped cone. That of tiny blue florets on each stem and usually only flowers once per year. Once flowering has finished, with shears give the plant a light trim. That’s just over just into the soft foliage. Harvest the wiry flowering stems and dry to make lavender scented bags from the flower buds to ward off moths from your woolly jumpers!

Source: Organic Lesson

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