Wireless Tech Growing in Greenhouse – Connected World Column, Aug/Sept 2014

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Even on the hottest day of summer, a greenhouse can offer a restful, cool respite. Hobby greenhouses are generally a labor of love, the “labor” made more intense by the lack of consumer-grade “smart” greenhouse controllers. Commercial greenhouses have long used sensor networking to automate environmental control and improve watering efficiency. But similar tools have not available to hobby growers…. until now. . . . → Read More: Wireless Tech Growing in Greenhouse – Connected World Column, Aug/Sept 2014

Wireless Tech in the Greenhouse – Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo, April 5-6, Tacoma WA

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Two of my favorite interests — gardening and wireless technology — came together at the Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo in Tacoma, WA April 5 & 6. Some of you may already know that I am an avid home gardener, former partner in a retail hydroponics shop, and editor of the LED Grow Book published last year. While my primary reason for visiting Tacoma was to promote the book, I was also delighted to find a range of wireless indoor gardening equipment designed to give small-scale indoor growers some of the same high-tech tools used in commercial greenhouses. . . . → Read More: Wireless Tech in the Greenhouse – Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo, April 5-6, Tacoma WA