Looking for the magic number on this moisture meter. Anyone have this or used it?

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budsofgeorgia

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Hey budsofgeorgia, why dont you drill some additional holes along the bottom edge of your plastic pots. Will help the soli dry out a bit quicker.
I have switched to these 2.2 gallon pots with a lot of drainage and airflow. It does mean watering everyday in the last 2 or 3 weeks of flowering, but I feel its worth it!
yesirr the drilling holes is holy! make your own air pots :D
i thought about that but only too late pots are already filled and i dont think i should be sticking a drill bit or saw in it lol
and my real problem is 2 things the soil i use and trying to replicate what people only say they do lol
this plant same pot same soil mix same nutes just watered right lol
 
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I hear ya buddy.....lots of info all the time. Not all the info is relevant to your situation! I have only ever used Promix soiless as I find it dries out nicely and im able to feed whenever the plant needs it!
Cheers
 
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I hear ya buddy.....lots of info all the time. Not all the info is relevant to your situation! I have only ever used Promix soiless as I find it dries out nicely and im able to feed whenever the plant needs it!
Cheers
im using pro mix premium organic moisture control stuff from wal mart if you look i have a thread about the difference in the premium and hp
 
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here is a video i made of my moisture meter i must im not sure about them either so i weigh my pots lol
Perfect example how to use it, the root ball held a lot more moisture than the outer soil and it evened out when you mixed it.
 
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i hate to say this but it really doesnt work i filled a cup of water and put the tester in there and it was almost dry in that water xD
Even if it does work I would not think the calibration of those things to be consistent/reliable so the "magic number" for one person will probably not be the same one for the next.

To the op I'd suggest measuring dry soil, marking that place on the gauge; measuring saturated soil, marking that place on the gauge. That way you have your own custom range and know exactly where you want things... then redo those baseline measurements periodically and marking them again as needed. Maybe use clear tape for the markings. 🤷‍♂️
 
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geezus a thread about a cheap junk moisture meter..
this thread has gotten ridiculous,..
get rid of that crap..
most people who grow great healthy plants never use that stuff spend your money on upgrading equipment or having extra pieces in case of breakdowns as it happens..
and budsofgeorgia i told you from the start you weren’t watering properly but you didn’t listen.. plant issues can be from a few things so other growers were giving suggestions..
 
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geezus a thread about a cheap junk moisture meter..
this thread has gotten ridiculous,..
get rid of that crap..
most people who grow great healthy plants never use that stuff spend your money on upgrading equipment or having extra pieces in case of breakdowns as it happens..
and budsofgeorgia i told you from the start you weren’t watering properly but you didn’t listen.. plant issues can be from a few things so other growers were giving suggestions..
your right you did it went from overwatering to light stress to underwatering to hey put 12 cups of water on your overwatered plants
and he should upgrade so he can get on here and have people tell him he upgraded to a piece of shit meter or whatever and that he need to spend 200 dolla on a ph tester and 400 on soil tester
 
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geezus a thread about a cheap junk moisture meter..
this thread has gotten ridiculous,..
get rid of that crap..
most people who grow great healthy plants never use that stuff spend your money on upgrading equipment or having extra pieces in case of breakdowns as it happens..
and budsofgeorgia i told you from the start you weren’t watering properly but you didn’t listen.. plant issues can be from a few things so other growers were giving suggestions..
This moisture meter was $11 bro. I have a $3000+ setup on my first grow with this equipment. I don't need to upgrade anything except my skill as a grower which is why I'm here... If you don't have anything constructive to add to a thread then don't say anything at all. It's not hard. If my $11 moisture meter doesn't work it's not the end of the world. All I asked was if anyone knew what number dryness I should water at. There were some very helpful and informative answers. Your's is not one.
 
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your right you did it went from overwatering to light stress to underwatering to hey put 12 cups of water on your overwatered plants
and he should upgrade so he can get on here and have people tell him he upgraded to a piece of shit meter or whatever and that he need to spend 200 dolla on a ph tester and 400 on soil tester
don’t buy that stuff, we’ll help guide you when you need it, than that way you’ll learn to have a good idea what’s going on by just looking at them.. it’s like a puzzle that will take a while to put together but once you do it, it will eventually be easy peasy..
i really feel all those meters and pens and testers just make growing more complicated.. if you really look close at some good grows on here you’ll notice those growers don’t do much or use much stuff..
 
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This moisture meter was $11 bro. I have a $3000+ setup on my first grow with this equipment. I don't need to upgrade anything except my skill as a grower which is why I'm here... If you don't have anything constructive to add to a thread then don't say anything at all. It's not hard. If my $11 moisture meter doesn't work it's not the end of the world. All I asked was if anyone knew what number dryness I should water at. There were some very helpful and informative answers. Your's is not one.
the probes on those units are what become useless quickly..
you’ve spent a lot more than me on a growing set up, and whatever i say is constructive..
 
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don’t buy that stuff, we’ll help guide you when you need it, than that way you’ll learn to have a good idea what’s going on by just looking at them.. it’s like a puzzle that will take a while to put together but once you do it, it will eventually be easy peasy..
i really feel all those meters and pens and testers just make growing more complicated.. if you really look close at some good grows on here you’ll notice those growers don’t do much or use much stuff..
I 100% agree man.
I dont touch any of those meters.
I had a ph pen for a bit but my water is constantly 7ph at the tap so i just use it and tossed the ph pen. I run promix bx with added perlite and promix buffers the ph for me.

All these meters are for the birds imo. Unless you're growing hydro/coco, ditch all the meters itll save you the headaches.
 
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I 100% agree man.
I dont touch any of those meters.
I had a ph pen for a bit but my water is constantly 7ph at the tap so i just use it and tossed the ph pen. I run promix bx with added perlite and promix buffers the ph for me.

All these meters are for the birds imo. Unless you're growing hydro/coco, ditch all the meters itll save you the headaches.
here’s a comparison..
at the golf we have every tool machine etc known to mankind as the course has been handed down through generations and now my wife owns it so i’ve been able to use every tool for every job weather it’s a machine or hand tool for trimming cutting removing every type of overgrown brush and the best tools for doing this work is not a chainsaw or lawn mower trimmer etc on hills etc is my machete, bush axe, and sycthe.. etc, they never breakdown and take little care/sharpening and working way quicker with a better job than machine tools which i found half time your fixing while on the job or it’s heavy and awkward or whatever..
there’s a certain satisfaction that comes with learning, those pens testers meters won’t teach you nothing..
 
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I would still recommend drilling at least 12 holes, 1/2" around the outside bottom edge. Even if its repotted! Wont hurt your plant. I have never used a water meter or ever weighed my pots. Stick to aeration of the bottom of the pots. It will work!
As stated, I use the 2.2 gallon aerated pots. Watering consists of 3 cottage cheese containers per plant. Measured out, that equals 9 cups. Every 3rd day right now, but was only every 4th day 3 weeks ago. In a week or so I will water almost everyday as they will require more feedings as the pots dry out quicker!
Cheers
 
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Madbud

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geezus a thread about a cheap junk moisture meter..
this thread has gotten ridiculous,..
get rid of that crap..
most people who grow great healthy plants never use that stuff spend your money on upgrading equipment or having extra pieces in case of breakdowns as it happens..
and budsofgeorgia i told you from the start you weren’t watering properly but you didn’t listen.. plant issues can be from a few things so other growers were giving suggestions..
You can never learn enough about watering/feeding. I say good buds are 90% genetics and the other half is experience.
 
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