• TomTato Plant Produces Both Tomatoes And Potatoes

    TomTato Plant Produces Both Tomatoes And Potatoes

    Setting up a vegetable garden is fun and all, but wouldn’t a freaky garden filled with Frankenstein plants be more along your style?  Yeah, leave the conventional gardens to the neighborhood moms and plant yourself some TomTatos instead. Created by UK horticulture company Thompson and Morgan, it’s a hybrid plant that produces both tomatoes and potatoes.  No, not a single fruit that combines the two, but two separate ones — future french fries on the roots and future pasta sauce [...]

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  • Water From A Stone Waters Your Plants While You’re Away

    Water From A Stone Waters Your Plants While You’re Away

    Asking your sister to come by your house and water the plants while you spend the next three days at an out-of-town conference is like squeezing blood from a stone.  Never gonna happen.  Well, stop asking and just pick up a couple pieces of Water from a Stone. Designed by Casey Schneider, it’s a stone-shaped glass container that will water plants on its own over the course of the next four days.  Unlike autonomous “waterers” we’ve seen, there’s nothing hi-tech [...]

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  • Nourishmat Makes Veggie Gardening Easy

    Nourishmat Makes Veggie Gardening Easy

    Building a garden right is no easy task.  From spacing your plants properly to burying your seeds at the right depth to deciding how much water to send their way, there’s a lot to account for if you want to do things correctly.  And it’s usually the kind of thing you tend to get wrong the first couple times out.  The Nourishmat takes that kind off guesswork off the table. We are thinking this actually might be a great tool [...]

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  • Cool Invention Of The Day – Glowing Plant Illuminates Your Garden Without Lights Or Electricity

    Cool Invention Of The Day – Glowing Plant Illuminates Your Garden Without Lights Or Electricity

    Apparently, you can now bioengineer a plant to glow like alien flora species.  And it’s awesome as heck.  Finally, you can turn your garden into a scene straight out of an alien movie with these creepy-but-real Glowing Plants. Billed as “the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting,” these are real plants fashioned in the laboratory using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler’s software.  Real, as in you receive them as seeds that you can plant in a pot, in the [...]

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  • This Is A Freestanding Wall Garden You Can Place Anywhere In The House

    This Is A Freestanding Wall Garden You Can Place Anywhere In The House

        You want a vertical garden, but don’t want to nail or screw anything into the wall.  Because your mom don’t like it when you make noise in the basement (just kidding).  Not a problem with the Freestanding Wall Garden, a standalone cabinet for growing your favorite plants. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, it comes with 40 separate planting cells (four in each of the ten rows) for growing your herbs, shrubs and decorative plants.  You can [...]

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  • Push Button Tap Adapters: Because Buttons Make Everything Better

    Push Button Tap Adapters: Because Buttons Make Everything Better

    There’s a reason why faucets have handles instead of buttons: turning handles let you control how weak or strong the water flow is.  If you always turn it to the highest setting anyway, of course, then the point is moot.  Might as well just keep that handle perpetually turned and install one of these Push Button Tap Adapters instead. Placed at the nozzle of your faucet, the adapter lets you activate the flow of water with just the push of [...]

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  • Ienami Planters Look Like Residential Buildings With Rooftop Greenery

    Ienami Planters Look Like Residential Buildings With Rooftop Greenery

    Many of us have seen (and probably owned) bonsais, but few of us have probably ever heard of bonkei, supposedly a similarly ancient Japanese art of creating micro-landscapes of foliage.  If you want to dabble a bit in the craft, you might enjoy the Ienami, a series of planters designed to let you build your own fancy-looking landscape miniatures. Made by Japanese household accessories brand Metaphys, the planters are styled to look like residential buildings over in the land of [...]

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  • GroVert Wall Planter Integrates Chalkboard Frame For Labeling Plants

    GroVert Wall Planter Integrates Chalkboard Frame For Labeling Plants

    Still looking for creative ways to set up a small garden inside your urban dwelling?  If you’re thinking of setting up a wall-mounted herb garden, we recommend this GroVert Chalkboard Wall Planter, which gives you a writeable chalkboard surface for labeling your plants or adding fancy doodles for extra flair. Unless you know your ways around plants intimately, it’s probably not that easy to tell the lovage from the flat leaf parsley or the chervil.  The built-in chalk-friendly surface should [...]

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  • Assisi LED Planter Is A Gardening Pot That Doubles As A Lamp

    Assisi LED Planter Is A Gardening Pot That Doubles As A Lamp

    Yesterday, you decided you want to install additional lighting in your doorway.  This morning, you decided you don’t want to do any handyman work.  Tomorrow, this is the solution you will buy: the Assisi LED Planter. Made by Konstsmide, it’s a plant pot that doubles as a doorway lamp.  You can use it pretty much like any planter growing your begonias, crotons and whatever other houseplants you like to keep around.  Because of the lighting components, though, it’s not fully [...]

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  • Hydroponics Island Puts A Fully-Concealed Garden In Your Kitchen

    Hydroponics Island Puts A Fully-Concealed Garden In Your Kitchen

    Setting up a hydroponics system is probably the most ideal solution to growing plants indoors without the usual mess (dirt and puddles of water) of a typical garden.  And if you’ve been looking for the most discreet way (for whatever legitimate reason, of course) to grow produce in your tiny apartment, the Hydroponics Kitchen Island sure looks like it can do the trick well. Made by Peter Buley, it’s a single-piece island cabinet that uses the interior space to hold [...]

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  • Volet Vegetal Lets You Grow A Vegetable Garden Right Out Of A Window

    Volet Vegetal Lets You Grow A Vegetable Garden Right Out Of A Window

    You live in a cramped studio high up in a building in a crappy part of the city.  It ain’t much, but it’s home.  Sometimes, though, you long for a home where you can set up a garden for growing your own mutant tomatoes and genetically-modified herbs.  Well, now you can with the Volet Vegetal. Ever seen one of those vertical gardens that you can mount on outdoor walls?  This is kind of like that.  Since you don’t really have [...]

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  • Vertical Wall Garden Mounts Your Potted Plants For Easy Access

    Vertical Wall Garden Mounts Your Potted Plants For Easy Access

    Your obsessive-compulsive tendencies have a way of taking over every time you see an empty wall.  Something just comes over and compels you to fill it up.  That’s why you’ve got wall art shelves in the living room, custom murals in the kitchen and gaming decals in the bedroom.  For blank walls in the backyard, balcony or patio, though, those things don’t quite sound like a good fit.  The Vertical Wall Garden should prove a lot more suited to the [...]

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  • Fold-It Utility Cart, A Wheelbarrow That Folds Flat For Easy Storage

    Fold-It Utility Cart, A Wheelbarrow That Folds Flat For Easy Storage

    You like being prepared for the surprises of life.  That’s why you have every imaginable survival tool holed up either in your car’s trunk or glove compartment. From repair tools to a month’s supply of potable water to alien friendship greeting signs, you have it all.  Well, almost all.  You’ve always wanted to bring a wheelbarrow along, just in case you need to move some cargo, like dead zombie carcasses, that you’d rather not put in your car.  But there’s [...]

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  • WiFi Plant Sensor Monitors Your Indoor Plants, Tells You What To Do

    WiFi Plant Sensor Monitors Your Indoor Plants, Tells You What To Do

    If you’re going to be a tech geek, you might as well garden like a tech geek too.  And while nothing beats the Click and Grow when it comes to geekily tending to a plant, this Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor sure isn’t that far off. Rather than automate taking care of your plants, the contraption leaves the actual watering and fertilizing to you.  However, it takes the guesswork out of knowing exactly when you need to do something by constantly [...]

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  • A 120-Day Self-Watering Planter For Lazy Gardeners

    A 120-Day Self-Watering Planter For Lazy Gardeners

    That Click and Grow sure makes growing plants extremely convenient.  If you want to plant something they don’t offer in a cartridge, though, that computerized pot just isn’t going to be of much use.  The 120-Day Self-Watering Planter, however, should serve you just fine. Designed by a horticulturalist from Oregon University, the planter integrates a hydration system that allows it to keep any plant you put in the container to be sufficiently watered for up to 120 consecutive days.  Just [...]

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  • Mobile Patio Garden Is A Garden Bed With Wheels

    Mobile Patio Garden Is A Garden Bed With Wheels

    You might hate gardens with a passion but guess what? Chicks dig gardens.  Sometimes, when you have ladies coming over, you secretly wish you can show off a garden growing.  If you have a neighbor who likes plants, maybe you can come to a deal with this Mobile Patio Garden. Here’s what you do.  Tell the neighbor you’ll buy the rolling cart.  And even pay for the soil and seeds and whatever else they use in gardens (like ground zombie [...]

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  • Click And Grow Simplifies Gardening For The Digital Age

    Click And Grow Simplifies Gardening For The Digital Age

    You grew up in the digital age.  So much so that you can’t comprehend anything that doesn’t have buttons.  You tried planting stevia once, but soil and seeds and a watering pot just left you confused.  If you’re still hoping to grow your own plants one of these days, you might find the Click and Grow a whole lot more suited to your 21st-century digital inclinations. A computerized pot-and-plant system (no, really), it turns the whole business of gardening into [...]

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  • These Flower Grenades Let You Bomb Any Ground With Seeds

    These Flower Grenades Let You Bomb Any Ground With Seeds

    You want to turn empty lot areas in your neighborhood into gardens of flowers and shrubs, but gardening isn’t really your thing.  Digging into soil and planting seeds just feels like the most boring way to spend your day — certainly not half as fun as killing enemy troops in Call of Duty like you do with the rest of your free time.  Well, here’s a little something that might help bridge the gap: Flower Grenades. Instead of explosives, each [...]

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  • These Comic Books Come Infused With Seeds For Planting Yourself A Garden

    These Comic Books Come Infused With Seeds For Planting Yourself A Garden

    Granted, these two comics, April Showers and The Gardener, probably won’t be able to give Superman series any competition, but that’s only because the comic part is a gimmick.  Instead, they’re actually “plantable” paper infused with multiple seeds that you can bury under the soil to build yourself  a garden. Neither of the two are intended for any involved reading, as evidenced by the fact that each one is only two pages long (by two, we mean it’s just one [...]

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