IoT 22(30): e3

Research Article

Smart Gardening: A Solution to Your Gardening Issues

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eetiot.v8i30.384,
        author={Niloy Chakraborty and Adrika Mukherjee and Mayuri Bhadra},
        title={Smart Gardening: A Solution to Your Gardening Issues},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        volume={8},
        number={30},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={IOT},
        year={2022},
        month={8},
        keywords={smart garden, AI planning, plant identification, CNN, smart lighting, Internet of Things, smart city},
        doi={10.4108/eetiot.v8i30.384}
    }
    
  • Niloy Chakraborty
    Adrika Mukherjee
    Mayuri Bhadra
    Year: 2022
    Smart Gardening: A Solution to Your Gardening Issues
    IOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eetiot.v8i30.384
Niloy Chakraborty1,*, Adrika Mukherjee2, Mayuri Bhadra3
  • 1: Data Scientist, SenseGuard GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2: Data Scientist, Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 3: Digital Verification Engineer, Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany
*Contact email: chakrabortyniloy2018@gmail.com

Abstract

The technology which could make our lives prosper within the four walls could also help to create our own corner of nature nourish. In this paper, we propose a smart gardening system that utilizes the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) [1]. The major goal of this project is to reduce water consumption when gardening and to maintain the garden remotely. Important plant data, like temperature, relative humidity, and soil moisture, are continuously stored in a relational database in this gardening system. Artificial Intelligence (AI) based planning [2] is used for watering the plants at regular intervals and providing appropriate illumination in the garden area for aesthetics and overall plant growth. Our proposed system reduces the effort due to manual intervention by around 59.3%. The real-time sensor status can be monitored which in turn allows the end-users of the garden to control the surrounding conditions optimal for plant growth, using the Telegram application. A plant recognition model has been introduced in this system, where a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) [3] based deep learning algorithm classifies the plant categories with 95% accuracy. Moreover, an 98% accurate, deep learning-based, plant health identification model integrated with this gardening system also informs the end-user about the health of the plant.