New Simplified Way to Water

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The other day I had an idea and after testing, it works great.

To know if you need to water, get yourself a soil meter.
Poke or drill 4 holes in your pot 1/4 way up from the bottom spaced around the pot.
Insert the meter probe into the hole and test for moisture. If its dry, then water SLOWLY until it reads on the meter.
Stop when the meter reads the water. It's full.
 
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Aqua Man

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The other day I had an idea and after testing, it works great.

To know if you need to water, get yourself a soil meter.
Poke or drill 4 holes in your pot 1/4 way up from the bottom spaced around the pot.
Insert the meter probe into the hole and test for moisture. If its dry, then water slowly until it reads on the meter.
Stop when the meter reads the water. It's full.
How do I say this politely.... fucking brilliant brother... thats exactly where you want to know the moisture level.

The only possible exception would be in tall skinny pots but not common to see those at all.
 
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nailed it! lol. so easy with the cloth pots too! gotta love easy!!!!
Right there goes my there is no easy way to learn to water, it takes practice and experience statements plastered all over the site.

@ComfortablyNumb if I didnt know ya id be polite.... so in light of that... 🖕🖕🖕 lol.

All joking aside it's sooo simple it's genius. Like the dude who invented the "post its" only better. Really good shit man.
 
ComfortablyNumb

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It occurs to me that using the probe makes automated water on the plants demand possible.
One of the members here does electronics with arduinos and stuff. It could be programmed to automatically slow water the plant until the sensor triggers again.
You would never have to worry if the plant needs water or not. It would be automatic.

Trigger points could be customized for the type of grow.
 
frostyfarms213

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It occurs to me that using the probe makes automated water on the plants demand possible.
One of the members here does electronics with arduinos and stuff. It could be programmed to automatically slow water the plant until the sensor triggers again.
You would never have to worry if the plant needs water or not. It would be automatic.

Trigger points could be customized for the type of grow.
im one of those guys lol
 
frostyfarms213

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So, you can add auto-watering right in there with auto logging. We need a great mist head that sits on top. Any 3D printers in here?
(I want one of the first production models. LOL)
i may or may not have a 3d printer as well lol... but yes i am working on the auto watering... the goal is to water based on water content levels, preferably determined by probe monitoring.
 
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