Plant gadgets for dads with green fingers

Plants & Father’s Day are a brilliant combination

Your father. He’s strong, handy and always makes time for you. Good reasons for giving him a special treat on 18 June. So we’ve listed a number of gadgets for Father’s Day, specially selected for (tech savvy) dads with green fingers. Or for yourself, of course.

Plants in space

Give your father a great suggestion that doesn’t cost a thing. With the new game from NASA, “Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth”, you find yourself in the ISS space station and you can grow plants in space. You can download the app from the App store or Google Play.

Mini indoor greenhouse

Foop is an attractive, sleekly designed greenhouse for all fathers who don’t have a garden or balcony. The accompanying app tells you when the lettuce is ready, so it’s also ideal for forgetful dads.

Water from a stone

Designer Casey Schneider is the man behind Water From A Stone. You fill these hand-blown ‘stones’ with water (200 ml) after which water will trickle out of a small hole into the soil for 3 to 4 days. Handy and beautiful!

Innovative plant light

We’ve written about it before: the Mygdal. This plant lamp from Nui Design Studio allows the plants to use the lamp’s light for photosynthesis. That means you can keep plants even in the darkest shed.

From pencil to herb or plant

Writing endures, which is why the people at Sprout have come up with the Sprout Pencil: a pencil that can be planted at the end of its useful life and grows into basil, sage, thyme, sunflowers, lavender, forget-me-nots, cherry tomatoes or mint.