You follow random people you don’t even know on Twitter, why not your own beloved plant, right? If the EasyBloom Plant Sensor isn’t to your liking and you want something more Midori-san-like, here’s ThinkGeek’s solution. It won’t have your plant blogging like Midori-san, but this DIY gadget will let you follow your house plant on Twitter (and yes, it will have its own account).
You need to assemble the kit consisting of some moisture sensors and an Ethernet adapter you can plug into your computer. The plant updates its Twitter account depending on its current state. It will ask for water when the soil is dry and will even mention if it’s especially parched by telling you that it needs water urgently. It will also thank you for watering it, but it will not hold back in scolding you if you mess up and over-water it. Ah, there’s nothing like being chastised by a house plant.ADVERTISING
Join us for the first seed swap and educational seminar of 2019 at the Rawlings library on Saturday, Jan 26 2019, from 9:30 am to 12:30 a.m. in the Thurston room. Master Gardener Jarod Miera will talk about everything SEEDS, mostly about Starting seeds indoors. Hope you can make it, and if you can, please bring a friend or a neighbor!!
Hope to see you this Saturday (with all the seeds you’ve saved) (no seeds? is fine) for our Question and Answer meeting about all things gardening!
We’ll have plenty of seeds for packing and for any seeds you want to take home too.
Now that we’ve had a hard freeze you can plant native seeds/flower seeds for early spring. To protect the seeds from birds over winter, I cover with a light frost cloth pinned to the ground. This also helps remind you where you put the seeds 🙂
See you all Saturday. If you can’t make the whole meeting, any time you can spend should be worth it.
Hope everyone has been saving their seeds! Keeping the seed library self sustaining depends on all of you saving whatever you can.
Saturday’s meeting will have a presentation on aquaponics. Should be very interesting.
Be sure that the seed you save has not been cross pollinated if applicable. I just grew what I thought was Black Diamond watermelons, only to find I was growing something in the melon family, but definitely not watermelon. In addition, the fruit was not tasting like melon or anything else. If you have questions about this, please ask us on Saturday and we can elaborate on the subject.
Hope everyone is having a great gardening year and see you Saturday 🙂
Another month almost gone. YIKES! Hope everyone’s gardens are doing great.
The topic for June is fall gardening and cover crops. If you missed your early spring gardens due to the weather here in Pueblo, plan on putting those crops in for a fall garden starting in mid-August. Deric will have all the info to be successful in his presentation.
There are many seeds to choose from in the library catalog drawers that can be planted for your fall garden. We’re adding seeds at least bi-weekly and welcome any seeds you’ve saved so far this year. You can drop them off in the box underneath the catalog with a slip letting us know as much about the seeds that you can give us.
My watermelon radishes didn’t produce so I’m saving the seeds that are starting to set now. What do you have that’s going to seed?