Automated Plant Watering Systems for the lazy

by Mike

The Automated Plant Watering System
Hmm, I never thought that plants were that much work. Sure, every once and awhile they need watering and the occasional rays of sunlight can’t hurt, but is it really that much to ask?

Supposedly it is, because people actually buy the Automated Plant Watering System which lets you be even lazier than you already are.

The box, which will go terribly with a garden, can water up to 20 plants for a total of 40 days without needing any interaction from you. That’s right, no spigot or external power source is needed.

Attached to the box is a 32’ PVC hose that branches off to form the 20 drippers which handle the actual watering of your plants. For larger plants, you can simply place multiple drippers into the plant. The six and a half gallon reservoir will water the plants for up to 40 days, but you can also choose 10, 20, and 30 days. Your lazy self will have to remember to refill the reservoir every month or so.

While you don’t need to plug this box in, it needs some power, but you can be lazy about that, too. One 9 volt battery powers the watering system for about a year.

Unfortunately there’s no system for artificial sunlight just yet, so every once and awhile you’ll have to remember about those poor plants and give them some light. Other than that you can totally ignore them.

For a mere $65 you can be one of the laziest plant owners around. These automated plant watering systems are available from good old Hammacher.

[via OhGizmo!]

3 reviews or comments

Moon Says: October 13, 2006 at 8:46 pm

This thing really works, though. I own it and kept 15 plants watered without much effort.

I moved and don’t have plants now, sadly.

Mike Says: October 14, 2006 at 6:54 pm

I could see this being the most useful when on vacations (holidays for you Brits ;^)

It’s always a PITA to have to get someone to come volunteer to water plants around the house when you’re gone and this device would fix that.


Tara Says: July 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I live on a boat and there is month+ during hurricane season when we pull her out of the water and head back to the states. I grow all of my own herbs for cooking and hate the idea of letting them die while we’re away. Some people hire a plant sitter– I’ve been searching for another way to water and this just might work!

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