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