EasyBloom 01-0011 Plant Sensor Plus
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- Find plants for each area of your home and garden
- Online Plant Library of 6,000+ plants
- Take the guesswork out of gardening
- Measures sunlight, light, soil drainage and soil fertility (subscription required for fertilizer measurement )
- Tracks plants in your personal My Plants database
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|Item Dimensions||11 x 1 x 3.5 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.75 pounds|
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How it works: go to the EasyBloom/PlantSense website to open a free account and download the appropriate software for your platform, Mac or Windows. If you want to purchase a fertilizer subscription, you can also do that. When everything is set online, plug the top, removable portion of the device into a USB port connected to your computer. You will then automatically be taken to the website's Dashboard area where you can set your sensor to "Monitor" or "Recommend," depending on whether you want to track a specific plant or to get recommendations on what should work in that area. After the sensor is set, you connect the two halves again, water the area thoroughly, stick the sensor into the soil, and turn it on. Leave it in the ground for a few days. You then plug the top half into your USB port again, and the readings automatically upload to the website. Once you've set up the account, everything works quickly and efficiently.
To get an accurate fertilizer reading, you must wait for a complete watering cycle, however long that takes. The sensor chirps and blinks orange when the soil dries out, so it's also a good indication when the plant needs water. I've kept the EasyBloom Plus in the soil for more than one cycle to see whether I've been giving my plants adequate water, and the readings provide a nice graph of the rising and falling moisture.Read more ›
You must subscribe to the EasyBloom service ($2 per month or $19 per year) to get fertility readings, as well as a firmware upgrade.
You are informed of the subscription requirement AFTER you have let it take an initial set of readings, reconnect it to a computer, and upload your initial readings. After you subscribe to the fertility reading service and take another set of readings, reconnect to the computer, and try to view your fertility results, you are informed of a firmware upgrade that is necessary to get the readings!
So... after several days of attempts to get fertility readings, I hope to get this thing to do what it's advertised to do.
This seems like such a simple thing to fix. Tell the customer up-front that a subscription is required and a firmware update is required if you intend to use the fertility functionality of this tool.
I live in the Phoenix area where the summer sun makes it challenging to grow anything outside. In Arizona, as far as inside plants are concerned, I think it is best to try to keep the sun out of the inside part of the house for the most part, lest I have to send large checks to Arizona utility companies. One of the things I had hoped the Easy Bloom would provide about a specific location, was information as far as how adding a grow light might affect my ability to grow a certain plant or plants. Unfortunately the combination of their product and software couldn't make anything like that happen. I had planned on building several wardian cases for inside my house, and was hopeful that the Easy Bloom would be able to give me some recommendations on which terraium plants would do best. I've since discovered that they have almost nothing in the way of terraium plants in their library. I later was advised that EasyBloom wouldn't sense grow lights.Read more ›
The EasyBloom sensor can also be used to diagnose why a plant is not thriving. You just plug the sensor I to your USB, pick the Diagnose option, and then select the type of plant. I tried using the EasyBloom to diagnose a problem or the first time yesterday (May 6). I had planted bell pepper seeds a few weeks ago and not one seedling has emerged. I found that while the EasyBloom will make recommendations for an area after 24 hours, it can take anywhere from two days to two weeks for it to complete a diagnosis. Once complete, the sensor's blinking light (which lets you know it is on and working) changes color & the sensor chirps every 15 minutes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Half the time I plugin the data is lost because of problems with their Mac software.
Just lost two weeks of data.
Very disappointed with the very limited ideas it could give me for a trouble spot in my garden. I'd save my money and do a little internet reasearch instead.Published on April 21, 2013 by Annie
I got this as a gift, which I was excited about. On the plus side, the sensors appear accurate--I'm not getting wild readings that couldn't be true. Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by Dawn Nafus
I bought the easy bloom plant sensor to help improve my gardening skills. The hardware comes with good software that helps increase your overall gardening knowledge. Read morePublished on January 14, 2011 by G. L.
Saw this on PBS and bought it. What a piece of crap. The thing does not work and is not easy to figure out. Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Nitram
We have tried and tried to get this product to work to no avail. Hopefully, it won't be a waste of money and we can figure out how to make it work. It's a great idea however.Published on November 2, 2010 by Jill
I really like the Easy Bloom. It provides me with all the information I need to choose my plants. It's nice to have this little unit doing my research for me.Published on September 27, 2010 by pv
i bought this for my husband for his birthday and he loves it. he is a landscaper and it comes in very handyPublished on September 25, 2010 by timlou
I really like this product. It really helps to figure out if that shady spot is really that shady for example. Read morePublished on August 22, 2010 by Bryan V