: Continuous Garden Sunlight/PH/Moisture Monitoring

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dayalagardens
May 14, 2018 6:07 AM CST
With the availability of so many sensors / controllers for monitoring your house, I'm curious if there is something similar for my garden. I have an instant read device, but it would sure be nice to incorporate more long term data into a more digital format.

I know that the sunlight in my back area changes based on season due to 3 maple trees, but I don't know exactly how much sunlight each zone gets on average over the season.

Additionally, seeing how ph changes over time due to other plants would be really nice to get my Endless Summer to always bloom blue.

I admit this is a pretty technical approach to something very organic, but I would love to have better success rates with a touch less experimentation. I love the experimentation portion, but it does get a bit expensive trying to find just the right plant for some tricky spots.

Thanks in advance.

lorthiois
May 14, 2018 6:12 AM CST
That's a really good question and whatever solution found will really turn gardening into science! Imagine collecting and collating all that data! I just purchased a raspberry pi, and it might be a solution to track & store data from sensors, but I don't yet know how to work it out. Hopefully in a couple months I'll jig something up...

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