Pros I like the way it gives you a rundown of the basics that can be processed on a computer.
Cons Depends on online database to process information.
No way to store the information on a computer so you can keep records on a plant, Lacks software that makes you independent.
Summary While this is a hybrid of a light meter, water meter etc. , It requires that you have an internet connection wherever you use it, otherwise you will not be able to retrieve your readings. I have been burned before buying products that you assume the manufacture will be in business forever or that will not sell out to a company that will start charging money to access the online database information at a later date.
Nice if you want to save a few plants now, but let us hope in a year or 2 they will still be online !
I am amazed that if this is from the silicon valley, that software was not part of the system.
Pros 1. great website
2. easy to use
3. helps me avoid mistakes
4. contrary to the article it works for outdoors as well. I really only do outdoor gardening. Maybe EasyBloom can change that!
Cons 1. EasyBloom only gives soil moisture content info. I would give this a 10 out of 5 if It gave more information on soil (pH).
However "monitor" mode, told me to amend the slow draining soil my parsley was growing in and now it is flourishing!
Summary For $60 this is the most useful tool I now have for my garden. I have only had it about a month but I suspect it will save me a lot of money over time.
It has explained that my tall spindly Butterfly Bush needed more sun; that my parsley needed soil that drained faster.
So in these economic times, I like the idea that I will kill less plants. My parsley experience has also inspired me to plant a food garden, as I have only ever done herbs with minimal success.
I love to garden and it is great to have more information to help me make sure I am doing the right things.
Given my positive experience so far, I am going to buy a few for Christmas gifts this year!
Pros Ease of use, loads of valuable information and plant suggestions. Another great feature is being able to purchase many of the recommended plants from their website...loved that!
Cons At this time, there really isn't any cons that I can think of. But have just started using.
Summary Again, ease of use is the number one thing that I love about the Easy Bloom. The second thing that I loved was the amount of information I was given. I was never sure how much sun certain areas were getting, but this dispelled any questions I had. Lastly, I love, love, love the plant recommendations AND the fact that I can purchase many of the plants from the Easy Bloom website. It was nice to see a picture that I know will work in a particular garden area and not have to find it on another website. For me, the Easy Bloom is well worth the money spent!!!!
"No Mac Support"on by Plazman
Pros I can't use the product, I have a Mac.
Cons NO MAC SUPPORT! The box says it supports the Mac, but you open it up and guess what? No mac support until '09.