Gardening at home is not limited to people with large gardens — or even to people with sunny windowsills. With the right tools, anyone who wants to grow their own vegetables or fresh herbs indoors can find a way to do it.
Indoor gardening kits range from high tech to very simple. Your needs will vary based on your budget, the plants you want to grow, and the space you have available, but you’ll likely be able to pull something off, even if you have to hang your garden on the wall. We believe in you.
If you just want to start your plants indoors, then move them to an outdoor garden, your crop options are pretty much endless. If you must grow your garden entirely indoors, though, there are a few plants that have the best chance of thriving. Read more…
BEST FOR FEATURES
AeroGarden Harvest Elite
This smart, six-pod AeroGarden allows you to grow herbs, salad leaves, and other veggies pretty much anywhere.
BEST FOR TRANSPLANTING
Click and Grow Smart Garden 3
This smart garden has all the features you could want — if you’re cool with using its pods.
BEST FOR MICROGREENS
Chef’n Microgreen Grower
This affordable microgreen starter kit comes with a growing tray, soil, and a starter pack of seeds.
BEST FOR WALLS
Ogrmar Vertical Wall Garden Planter
This space-saving hanging garden has plenty of pockets and attaches to the wall.
BEST FOR KIDS
BIGHAVE Mini Aquaponic Ecosystem
A garden that’s also a fish tank? It’s fun and functional.
Immersing yourself in virtual reality can feel like a sci-fi fantasy come true, but bulky, cumbersome VR headsets almost make it more trouble than it’s worth. There have been various attempts to slim down VR headsets, such as Dlodlo’s lightweight V One headset and Panasonic’s prototype goggles shown at CES 2020. Now Facebook has revealed its own glasses-like prototype headset with a display measuring 8.9 mm thick — about the same thickness as a smartphone.
In a new research paper entitled “Holographic Optics for Thin and Lightweight Virtual Reality,” Facebook Reality Labs researchers Andrew Maimone and Junren Wang have proposed a VR headset design that replaces the refractive lens with holographic optics and polarization-based optical folding. This allows the headset to be much lighter and more compact, like a strangely thick pair of retro sunglasses. Read more…
With the coronavirus pandemic keeping us home for the past few months, going on dates and visiting new places have become but distant, fond memories. A new Twitter meme is now softening the sting of social distancing, reminding restless singles that, even if we could go out, trusting your date to bring you somewhere spectacular usually isn’t as romantic as it sounds.
In the meme, Twitter users jokingly call people out for claiming to “know a spot,” the phrase suggesting they’re taking their date to an exciting surprise location for some private time together. However, instead of an intimate restaurant, secluded beach, or shady park, the inept Romeo takes their partner to a markedly less conventional date spot. Read more…