Sunday, April 26, 2009

As Seen On TV

DH got an assortment of merchandise in his store that is known as "As Seen On TV". I understand there are actually stores that sell only ASOT merchandise but I've never seen one. I'm not one to buy from TV but when I see the ads I sometimes think how cleaver something is or how useful it looks. I was in DH's store on my way to Green Thumb Festival today and just HAD to purchase 3 three things; afterall, I am helping his sales!

First was the Topsy Turvey tomatoe planter thingy. My Dad has ordered some and suggested I get one since I am not a good vegtable gardener - I let my brocolli go to bloom because I prefer flower gardening. Here it is all filled up with dirt and TWO tomato plants. I was going to buy two of these contraptions but he only had 1 left. The instructions said you could put two plants in it-----we'll see. It was easy enough to assemble but a word of advice - it gets heavy when you fill it with soil and very heavy when you water it so plan accordingly.

When I saw these I always wondered how the bottom worked. Well, it's a spong with a slit in it and you put the plants through the slit. I guess I must have moved mine a bit when filling with soil because the photos I am not perfectly positioned. Drat! You can't fix that for risk of breaking off the plants. This device is actually much higher quality than I expected.

Next are the aqua globes for automatically watering plants. I have one teeny little area that I cannot reach with the hose and wouldn't you know that is exactly where I want some potted plants! This looked like a good solution.

Here they are all filled up and ready to use. They are glass and look much nicer than I expected. I was worried they were glass with like a decal for the color/design but they are not.


The green one........

The multi color........

And finally the cobalt blue one. When I left them they were doing a little girgling as they began to work. Between these items, and what I bought at Green Thumb today, I have done my part to stimulate the economy - at least in the gardening industry!
P.S. The third item was the bra strap adjuster things but I wanted to keep my blog G rated, LOL.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, LOL Vickie! My daughter and I were just up to Walgreens last night so she could buy another of the ASOTV items...Smooth Away, for sanding your hair off your legs, underarms or facial hair. It works. She likes the idea of doing while she just sits around. How cool. We also looked at the other stuff. I have 4 of the large water globes, but wish I had the smaller ones. Mine are so top heavy, you have to have them in a certain sized pot with weight , or a heavy plant to keep them from falling over. Mostly I just leave them in for decoration...not really to water, because of this reason...so the smaller ones should be much better.

CiNdEe said...

I have the aqua globes(-: I don't have a topsy turvey planter though. Or the bra thingy(-: I like the globes just for the color(-: Cool stuff(-: Word of caution...the shammie wows are a piece of C#@P. Don't waste your money(-:
CiNdEeS' GaRdEn

My Little Family: said...

CiNdEe - I don't think they had the shammies but i wouldn't buy it anyway. They had that robe/afghan thing I wouldn't buy either.Or the organizer purse. Previously hubby bought the Pet Zoom home (that is how I figured out he had this assortment) and those pet brushes are great because you press a button and it's lifts the hair out plus there is a razor attahment that got mats out of my cat.

Julie - i had that hair thing but didn't realize it was an ASOTV because I've had it a while. It works so-so.

JaMean said...

Fun! Those are so pretty. G-Rated. LOL! How funny. You will have to blog whether or not it works. :)

wormandflowers said...

I tried the hanging basket type of tomato last year, no luck. I think the ASOTV only stores are in the outlets, not sure. I've seen the ad for the bar strap adjuster, it looks like a great idea for sleeveless shirts, which I wear a lot. DH bought an infinity razor, the kind you supposedly don't have to sharpen and it sucked, I think you don't have to sharpen it because if never was sharp to begin with!

Diamond

The more observant of you may have noticed that in my last post (Hurricane Irma) I mentioned our two dogs. Yes, we have one less dog these d...