There’s nothing like having a garden of your own, tending it, and reaping the rewards. Freshly grown tomatoes, kale, and herbs just have a better taste coming right out of the ground. But winter poses a problem for would-be horticulturalists. I live in Chicago, so my growing time is limited to a few good months in the late spring and summer until it’s back to the grocery store. So when I met with Rise Gardens at CES 2021 , I was immediately intrigued because Rise has a system that gives you everything you need to grow just about anything, just about anywhere, at just about any time. Its system is called the Rise Garden, a Wi-Fi-connected hydroponic garden that lets you grow vegetables and herbs — perfect for the home! They have multiple sizes from a tabletop system, to one that’s about the size of a sofa table (that’s the one I tried), to a three-tiered system that lets you grow all the things. Is it a smart garden? You might be wondering how this is a smart home product. … [Read more...] about I didn’t think I could grow veggies at home, but a smart garden showed me how
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Josh Kirby was hell-bent on changing the way people got high when he got into the cannabis space back in 2013. This was before CBD began showing up in coffee shops, bodegas, and the pharmacy section of Walgreens. This was around the time when Colorado and Washington passed Amendment 64 and Initiative 502, respectively, legalizing the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use . Growing up in rural New York, Kirby was brought up with a very conservative attitude towards cannabis. Along with that attitude came the type of fear and paranoia that tailed marijuana like a cop car. It wasn’t until Kirby grew up and discovered edibles that his viewpoint slowly changed. His goal? Get people on his level while rejecting the stigma surrounding weed . “Most American consumers generally don’t smoke,” starts Kirby, “and they’re not going to change that habit when they come into the cannabis space. So we wanted to look for a way to provide a smoke-free product.” Kirby and his team … [Read more...] about Nanotech cannabis is here, and it makes edibles look downright prehistoric
We buy everything online — groceries, paper goods, clothes, toys, cars, etc. So why not buy plants online, too? If you’re a plant person, even once you know where to buy house plants, you may be seeking more than the local garden store can offer. But is it a good idea to buy houseplants online? There isn’t a short answer to this question. While online plant shopping provides convenience and a potentially larger selection, you will probably pay more for plants bought online than you would if you could find them locally. On the other hand, several reputable growers sell their plants online, and the plants they provide are likely of a higher quality than a plant you find on a shelf at your local big-box store. Environment When shopping for plants locally, it’s not hard to figure out what plants will succeed in your environment. Local nurseries usually have plants in stock that will survive in the local environment. Of course, this doesn’t apply as much to indoor plants, but … [Read more...] about Is buying plants online a good idea?
A bed should be a sanctuary of comfort and calm. Making your bed comfortable and conducive to the best possible quality of sleep is something that everyone spends time doing, whether they realize it or not. Finding the right pillows, blankets, mattress , and sheets is essential if you want to get good sleep regularly. So, once you find the perfect combination of bed and bedding, it’s important to keep your sheets clean and fresh. Not only is this important for hygiene’s sake, but there is also just something about clean sheets that makes getting into bed that much better. But all good things must come to an end eventually, so how do you know when it’s time to let go of that broke-in, comfy linen sheet set completely and buy new ones. We’ve done the homework for you and found the things to look for so you know when it’s time to replace those sheet sets. We also have some intel on the best linen sheets, so read on to find out more. What to look for Bedding wears out much … [Read more...] about When should you swap out your old sheets? What you need to know
If you belong to any Facebook Groups, you know they can be a great way to communicate with others about a given topic and for people to share their opinions and tips and tricks. Facebook Groups let you post photos, answer questions, and get access to content on any number of topics. Nowhere is this more welcome than when you’re trying to access technology help and need answers quick. Anybody can set up and manage their own Facebook private groups and decide who is allowed to join. With over 6,000 groups out there, there are many to choose from and check out. There are a lot of private Facebook computer groups that welcome questions and gripes and whose members are more than happy to share their expertise. Facebook Groups for laptops This 100% free help and advice Group for everything from PC desktops and laptops to MacBooks and tablets has 12,000 members at the ready to help you diagnose problems, get do-it-yourself (DIY) repair advice, and use video consultations to walk you … [Read more...] about These are the 11 best Facebook groups for all your tech gripes