Here’s a gadget I like even better than the moss carpet, or the new thingie that you stick into the soil to analyze your plant needs and it reports them to your computer (more on that later). Garden surveillance!
Well, it’s not really meant to be spywear, but I can see the possibilities of this Timelapse Garden Video Camera. It can take up to 18,000 pictures, every 5 seconds up to every 24 hours, and withstands temperatures from 14° F to 122°. Using the one photo per hour setting, it can take pictures over 4 months.
Oh, the possibilities. You can document the growth of just about any plant and make a cool time lapse video. Or you can find out exactly what goes on in the garden when you’re gone. Who’s been snapping the buds off your hellebores? Or worse, stealing your tomatoes? It needs to happen from dawn to dusk though, at which point the camera switches off automatically. I found it via Neatorama and Hammacher Schlemmer, which is still a great place to find cool stuff.
Oh, and remember the Botanicalls plant sensor that will place a phone call when your plant needs water? Amy wrote about it a couple years back. Did you know that this thing lets your plant Twitter too? And it will have more followers than you do if this tweeting Pothos is any indication.
“Current Moisture: 64%.” “Current Moisture: 59%.” “Water me.” “Water me please.” “Urgent! Water me!” “Thank you for watering me.”
Yes. 3,197 people are following that.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on April 7, 2009 at 4:03 am, in the category Taking Your Gardening Dollar.