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 a set-and-forget activity. With minimal work needed (no daily watering, no fertilizers, no talking to plants), it actually sounds less of a chore than maintaining a plot of land in Farmville.
The Click and Grow system has two primary components: an electronic flowerpot (7.87 x 7.87 x 2.75 inches) and a cartridge. The flowerpot comes armed with sensors and a microprocessor running the proprietary software that allows it to monitor the plant’s vitals and provide it with sustenance (e.g. water) as needed. Just leave it in a spot where it can soak in sunlight and leave it to grow. Your only to-do additions is refilling the built-in water reservoir once a month and replacing the four AA batteries every 8 months.
Each flowerpot requires just one cartridge, which contains the seeds, nutrients and software necessary for the plant to grow. If the plant dies, just replace the cartridge and watch a new one sprout in its place. Currently available cartridges include Busy Lizzy, French Marigold, Basil Mix and Painted Nettle, with 50 more options on the way.