Plant Sensor Tells You Exactly Why You Suck At Gardening

In yet another attempt to further plant and human inter-communication, a company called PlantSense is now offering a USB stake that monitors the soil around your greens and gives you advice on how to keep them healthy. Great for people like me, who have trouble getting even herbs to grow right. » 6/29/08 3:30pm 6/29/08 3:30pm

New Botanicalls Lets Plants Communicate Using Twitter

The new version of Botanicalls can now talk to Twitter. It uses an Arduino electronics board connected to a notebook, and some soil moisture probes crafted from a couple of galvanised nails. Your plant can then send out a Twitter alert when it's thirsty, detect when its been over- or under-watered and let you know… » 2/25/08 8:07am 2/25/08 8:07am

Botanicalls Help Plants Whine to You About Needing Water

A quartet of innovative students at NYU have given plants a way to call you when they need watering. Using moisture sensors attached to the plants, when a plant needs watering an clever chain of software is triggered, sending data to an open-source telephony application called Asterisk. Asterisk makes a call to a… » 2/19/07 9:45am 2/19/07 9:45am