Edyn is a garden system created by an entrepreneur with an affection for horticulture. It comes in two parts: a sensor-laden stake, and the Water Valve hose actuator. Available for pre-order soon, $159.
The aesthetics of both devices and the app to which they speak come from fuseproject, the design firm responsible for the Jawbone Jambox.
Drawing power from integrated solar panels, both devices connect to Wi-Fi to relay relevant information about the soil to your phone or tablet. It will even automatically water from the hose using weather forecasts.
After analyzing the soil and getting a GPS reading, the Edyn app will tell you which plants are best suited to your soil and local climate, and what time of year to plant them.
The smart garden stake analyzes pH levels, humidity, and light intensity, then factors in local meteorological readings as it instructs the water valve to hydrate plants as needed.
There have been other connected soil analyzers like the Koubachi or Parrot Flower Power, but the Edyn is special for marrying detailed soil analysis with an automatic irrigation system. The result is an optimized and well-informed garden that actually tends itself.