The Wall Street Journal featured the EasyBloom and I posted about it back in December 2009. Maybe I was too quick to dismiss this product as just another gimmicky green gadget. I have an overflowing file of them that never see the light of day on this blog because I do not want to waste your time.
Thanks to reader James Thompson, I now know that there is a different technology used in the EasyBloom that appears to be more accurate than the commonly available moisture meters that I do not recommend.
I'm going to buy one of these and test it in a variety of situations. I am particularly interested in how it can be used to help urbanites grow fresh food. If you own an EasyBloom, please share your experience with it in a comment.
It may have significant potential as a learning tool. Self-styled veteran gardeners may pooh-pooh it but there are many more of us who do not have a green thumb and didn't study a lot of plant science in school.
Most of us living in the city need all the technological help (like SIPs) we can get. We live in the digital world. The world of dirt was long ago when I was born. It’s not coming back folks.
Amazon.com EasyBloom customer reviews (57 reviews - 4-star average)
Following is the EasyBloom forum Q&A that James linked too in his comment. Thanks again James.