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If a little water is good, then a lot of water is great. Right?

It doesn’t necessarily apply to rivers…and it certainly doesn’t apply to plants!

So how do you know if your plants are parched or drowning? Let’s see…grandma poked her finger into the pot to test the moisture. Sometimes it worked…sometimes it didn’t. Even if her finger was truly sensitive to moisture level, it only penetrated about 1 1/2 inches into the soil. Plant roots (and therefore moisture requirements) can go up to a foot or more into the pot or the ground.

What you need is a Moisture Meter. And in the era of high tech gadgetry, you need a Digital Moisture Meter.

There are a lot of moisture meters on the market, ranging from $4.95 or so up to more than $200!

You probably don’t need anything more than a $20-$25 dollar investment to be sure that your plants are getting the right  amount of water. Check out my video review of the Ferry-Morse digital moisture meter that sells for under $20. Click the picture below to buy from Amazon.

Ferry Morse Meter

Ferry Morse Moisture Meter

Now you can know that your plants are getting just the right amount of water!


Comments on: "Are You Drowning or Parching Your Plants?" (2)

  1. Debbie Bell said:

    Liked the tomato article! Have moisture meters improved over the years? I had one about 25 years ago and it wasn’t very accurate. Debbie B.

  2. Hi, Debbie. I have a review of an inexpensive moisture meter on my you tube channel – nov51947. Unfortunately, most of the ones under $200 are “Too Dry-OK-Too Wet” or “on a scale of 1-10…” readouts. The ones that actually give you a useable moisture level are close to laboratory grade instruments. Most of the folks that are “hobby gardeners” just want to know if they need to water their plants or not. The $12 one from Walmart that I review on YouTube is perfectly acceptable for that purpose. Thanks for the comment…I’ll be doing more posts on this blog and more articles on E-zine Articles and videos on YouTube. I’d love for you to subscribe to my You Tube channel and give me your feedback!

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