Its spring so we revive our interest in the garden. Have many projects to consider: 1) monitor health of plants using Parrot Flower Power 2) install solar powered irrigation scheme for the front garden 3) revive lawns 4) smart watering can and 6) Arduino soil temp and moisture wireless sensor system for many plants
Project 1: Started using this this week but can only monitor one plant at a time. It measures: 1) dielectric permittivity for soil moisture 2) air temperature 3) soil temperature 4) sunlight at calibrated for plant growth at 510nm wavelength 5) ion measurement for fertilizer treatment
Connected to the cloud for plant database – I am monitoring Oriental Lilly. Already there is something to do!
Tells me to move the plant into more sunlight!
Previously we were using a wireless sensor monitoring system for ALDI. Indoor display with wireless – three plants at a time
This is the best time of the year for flowers – all coming out now. To keep plants healthy at other times I will install the solar irrigation scheme next week – it will be connected to the home automation system for timing the solar power solenoid valve. It will be connected initially to Ninja Blocks then next month Ninja Sphere on the internet. Totally automatic – soil moisture and temp measurement and weather station control micro drip irrigation system