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Thread: Garden watering

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    Default Garden watering

    I'd like to control a "trickle hose" for my garden. All of the commercially available controls seems to work on a timer. But plants need to be watered when they are dry, not when the timer ticks.

    Does anyone please know of a sensor that I can put into/onto the soil and will give a machine-readable moisture reading ?

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    Default Re: Garden watering

    Try contacting Ian at

    He does some irrigation suff and may be able to point you in the right direction.



  3. #3
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    Default Re: Garden watering

    the gardenia watering system would do the job. Or if you want to integrate it, then there is a soil moisture sensor that they sell for thier own controller which you might be able to modify.

    they also sell a rain sensor, if thats more appropriate

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