as you know, Tomatotent is supposed to have a sensor that tells you when to water.
I have now several times told everyone that the sensors ship in a few days. And I’m starting to feel like a donkey. But every time, the sensors turn out to not work properly.
First, we wanted to use this super expensive soil sensor.
But it does not work at all. It only ever reports that the soil is wet. Until it is totally bone dry and too late.
Fine, we thought.
Instead, we use a so-called Capacitive Sensor:
This one works better. But it seems to have a bug because the values fluctuate at times.
We are very close to getting this sorted. Just for this week, I cannot ship the sensors again. Becasue I want to ship something that works.
That why I ask for a bit more patience.
If, in the meantime, you are unsure if your plants need water, please upload a photo. I can tell you if they are thirsty or not.
The final sensor: