Having any luck with your garden planting this summer season? Any plans for future changes for sustainable and a more efficiently growing system? Believe it or not, computerized programmes for municipal gardens and other institutions have been implemented and experimented within North America since the late ’70s and 80s.
Technology has advanced where everyone now has access to the sophisticated program and hardware; where you can either have computerized gardens that allow you to have self-sustaining growing beds all year round; your own personal food-growing computers, or the science of gardening with a large variety of cell phone apps that calculate and provide growing and harvesting information 365 days a year.
The latest computer programs determine the layout of your garden based on the size of your allotted space and what you would like to grow. Input size and choose from a number of various gardens shapes given the direction and beneficial positioning so larger plants are placed behind the smaller ones for example.
The computer will consider placing specific plants together for pollination or spacing the rows based on whether you are manually or mechanically cultivating your garden, and which plants will require more space to grow.
Consumption is important in pre-determining the number of people in your household with the computer statistically working out quantities required, and even preferences for a full array of fresh or frozen vegetables.
Printouts adjust the amounts you can grow for the estimated quantities for adults and children based on the space you have as well as the type of vegetables you wish to plant. Your garden plan illustrates the rows of crops, the spacing of plants, the positioning of all the plants in relation to each other; dates to plant and depth of each vegetable type.
Smart farming technologies monitor and make adjustments to climates such as temperature, moisture and humidity, oxygen and carbon dioxide, air current, pH of the soil, fertilizer flow and lighting.
We are learning more about hydroponics, growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions and water, and now with the latest technology coming out of NASA –aeroponics is evolving to give us maximum yields with zero-waste. Technology advances by the companies producing computerized growing systems are working on projects where every aspect of the plants growing in personal 2 x 2 x 2 foot aeroponic grow boxes is monitored.
Computers will be able to talk to each other across communities and the globe to share information on particular growing protocols; trade seeds and talk about climate and weather pattern details.
Of course bringing these advances into the mainstream seems ahead of time, however, taking the guesswork and ease out of growing your own food is a reality today.
Apps range from garden time planners, garden managers, organic gardening tips to growing without toxic pesticides or chemicals; logging your growing notes for future use; tracking and notifying you of your watering, feeding and predicted harvest schedules, and giving you updates on the latest food growing information.
New personal computerized gardens offer self-sustaining computerized grow beds that plant and water automatically. If you are looking for technology that caters to your hectic lifestyle with the ease of cultivation, reduces energy, waste, water and space, and fuels your desire to eliminate pesticide-sprayed plants; save money, and ultimately move towards greater efficiency and sustainability by as much as 80% for communities and cities collectively, you might be motivated to research the technology today that is fast becoming mainstream for the near future.