The ability to reach out and pluck fruits and vegetables off of a nearby branch, for many, is an unrealistic dream. Yet fresh food that is grown nearby continues to be a desirable commodity. As well it should; food that is fresh is far superior to that which has been hanging around during transport or otherwise. As delicious as freshly picked food may be, the hurdle of actually growing it is not one to be ignored. Unless of course, the whole process is automated.
Two new self-monitoring plant kits have been added to the Click and Grow kitchen countertop grove. In addition to popular herbs and flowers (be sure to check out our previous coverage) the system now has available "plant cartridges" for peppers and mini tomatoes. But what could it be that a "plant cartridge" does? As it turns out, everything.
The Click and Grow Chili Pepper and Mini Tomato starter kits (preorder price of $39.99 each) require no gardening knowledge whatsoever. (However, batteries are required.) The aforementioned cartridges contain seeds, nutrients, and "special software" that all work together to create do-it-yourself gardening with no need to do anything. Even the watering is taken care of automatically as the base doubles as a water reservoir. If the smartpot does happen to ever need additional water, a blue indicator light will go on taking the guesswork completely out of the equation, making it so about the only decision one might have to make would be how to eat the fruits of their "labor."