Plantsmart: The Garden Gadget That Gives Anyone a Green Thumb

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Plants. They’ve been around since the Paleozoic period, so why is it so hard to keep them alive for one stinkin’ summer? Weeds grow without an ounce of effort, but when it comes to having flowers and plants that will make the neighbors green with envy, you may need a little help from our newest find.

The PlantSmart Digital Plant Care Sensor from Black & Decker takes the guess work out of gardening by giving you tons of invaluable gardening tips.  Stick the sensor into your soil for 24 hours and this cute little device will evaluate your soil, sunlight, and temperature. Then just plug it into your computer for a detailed analysis of what’s at the root of all your gardening woes. Even better, it will give you access to a database of thousands of recommendations for exactly which flowers and plants will thrive in your backyard. It also gives you great ideas for container gardening and wisdom when it comes to window boxes.

Watch this week’s Twirl as our resident gardening expert goes head to head with this remarkable garden gadget. You might be as surprised as she was at the results.

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