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Growth Monitor pi: an open monitoring system for plant science

Reading Time: 3 minutes Plant scientists and agronomists use growth chambers to provide consistent growing conditions for the plants they study. This reduces confounding variables – inconsistent temperature or light levels, for example – that could render the results of their experiments less meaningful. To make sure that conditions really are consistent both within and between growth chambers, which […]

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Using data to help a school garden

Reading Time: 7 minutes Chris Aviles, aka the teacher we all wish we’d had when we were at school, discusses how his school is in New Jersey is directly linking data with life itself… Over to you, Chris. Every year, our students take federal or state-mandated testing, but what significant changes have we made to their education with the […]

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Hacker House’s Zero W–powered automated gardener

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are the plants in your home or office looking somewhat neglected? Then build an automated gardener using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, with help from the team at Hacker House. Make a Raspberry Pi Automated Gardener See how we built it, including our materials, code, and supplemental instructions, on Hackster.io: https://www.hackster.io/hackerhouse/automated-indoor-gardener-a90907 With how busy our […]

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LET’S PLAY – Grow Home Gameplay PC – Activating the Plants PART2

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You Won’t Believe These 10 Weird Things Actually Exist!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Officially called Hydnellum peckii, this non-toxic fungus produces spores on the surface of vertical spines or tooth-like projections that hang from the undersurface of the fruit bodies. Young fruit bodies can “bleed” a bright red fluid that contains a pigment known to have anticoagulant properties similar to heparin. The unusual appearance of the young fruit […]

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TomTato Plant Produces Both Potatoes and Tomatoes, Hits the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute No, this isn’t yet another genetically modified plant, but rather one that was created using a much simpler method. Called the TomTato, it’s created using a hi-tech grafting process and can yield more than 500 sweet cherry tomatoes as well as a decent crop of white potatoes. According to its creator, Paul Hansford, “it can […]