Automatic Watering Systems

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Automatic Watering Systems
« on: March 04, 2009, 04:47:31 PM »
Helloa guerrilla's!

Here in Boston we are starting a sliding scale subscription garden service.
We provide a raised bed garden in people's spare space and come to tend the garden once a week.
We provide coaching and a transition plan for people to take over care and management of their garden and a community so that people can share their harvest.

One thing that will help us a lot to provide the most utility to the most people is an automated system that will water when the soil is dry. So far we are exploring ways to make a little piece of tech that will open a valve when the soil is dry and the sun is out to allow a regular hose to fill the drip system.

has anyone got another thing that does this? has anyone heard of such a thing so we don't have to reinvent the wheel?

omdesign

Re: Automatic Watering Systems
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 01:01:35 PM »
the most difficult part of that system is the automatic method to determine if it should run. paying attention to the weather and making occasional trips to check the soil should work just as well along with a timer based setup.