Life’s too short to spend time faffing about tending to houseplants. And that’s a shame because plants are guaranteed to brighten up even the geekiest of home. But unlike your inorganic Charlie Dimmock action figure plants need constant attention. So wouldn’t it be cool if you could buy a plantpot that does everything for you? You can and it’s called the Click and Grow.
Geeks rejoice because this amazing high-tech plantpot does not require regular watering, fertilising or any other extra care. Because believe it or not the seeds inside are surrounded by internal sensors, a microprocessor and special software. Yes, really. No mucky soil required. Alan Titchmarsh will be tutting in complete disbelief!
Add the batteries
Fill water to the max line
Pop the lid on. Job done!
Perfect for plant-loving layabouts with an interest in tech, Click and Grow plantpots are a doddle to use. Just pop in the batteries, add water and relax as clever electronic jiggery pokery nurtures your plant with the skill and wisdom of a dozen Monty Dons.
Status light: Green = ok, Blue = needs water, Red = replace batteries
Each Click and Grow comes with a special seed ‘cartridge’, so when you fancy growing a new plant you simply buy a new cartridge. It’s a bit like a green-fingered version of the old Atari. Okay, it isn’t, but we’re too excited watching our flowers bloom to come up with decent analogies.
This sleek starter kit includes everything you need, including pot, sensors, fertilising system, batteries, instructions and a cartridge with software and Busy Lizzy seeds. Just add water. Think you can manage that?
You do have to refill the water reservoir approximately once a month
It is advisable to find the most illuminated spot for your plant
Click & Grow will nurture your plant for you!
The seeds inside the cartridge are surrounded by internal sensors, a microprocessor and special software – no soil required!
The starter kit includes the pot, sensors, fertilizing system, batteries, instructions and a cartridge with software and Busy Lizzy seeds
Where do you get new cartridges from?Or can you lot get new ones? It's a cool product though! Sam Robinson, London - 9th July 2012
Firebox says: Hey Sam! Replacement cartridges can be brought from the offical suppliers shop which is here http://www.clickandgrow.com/
It would seem that the brand new unit has been an epic failure :(. Hilary D. P. Ball, United Kingdom - 7th July 2012
Firebox says: Thats a shame Hilary, drop us a line with your order number and a few details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into what we can do for you.
Don't like this. You can't use your own seeds, and even if you do hack their seed pods presumably their chip on the underside changes the aeroponic timings for the given seeds. Bring back the Prepara Power Plant and Power Plant Professional please. They are being sold in the states again already. Derrick, London - 3rd November 2011
Firebox says: We are already looking into it Derrick.