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Tensiometer ????

Post by paulh on 21st November 2013, 00:36

Has anybody used a soil/moisture Tensiometer??? Just wandering if they are worth the money????
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Post by neptune on 21st November 2013, 00:47

I have used a "Fingerometer, if that helps....

Finger goes into soil, comes out moist with sand sticking to it....don't water.....
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Post by paulh on 21st November 2013, 01:20

neptune wrote:I have used a "Fingerometer, if that helps....

Finger goes into soil, comes out moist with sand sticking to it....don't water.....
He he. You must have long fingers John. lol
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Post by Balinbear on 21st November 2013, 13:24

First I use the "outside method".

I walk outside and if the ground is wet it has rained which means the roses have been watered.

If the ground is dry I use the "hope" method. I hope that below the surface the ground is wet.

In really dry time I use the "Maybe I should" method. This involves trying to find a hose and a sprinkler to give things a water. Only ever used as a last resort because I can never remember where the bloody sprinkler is.

In really wet times I use of "am I am going to have to replant the perennials" method. This involves checking to see if the garden is underwater. The roses have no problem with this just a lot of the other plants.

Maybe this is why I like Heritage Roses.
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Post by neptune on 21st November 2013, 14:05

Balinbear wrote:First I use the "outside method".

I walk outside and if the ground is wet it has rained which means the roses have been watered.

If the ground is dry I use the "hope" method. I hope that below the surface the ground is wet.

In really dry time I use the "Maybe I should" method. This involves trying to find a hose and a sprinkler to give things a water. Only ever used as a last resort because I can never remember where the bloody sprinkler is.

In really wet times I use of "am I am going to have to replant the perennials" method. This involves checking to see if the garden is underwater. The roses have no problem with this just a lot of the other plants.

Maybe this is why I like Heritage Roses.
 
 
very good , Gary...roflmao
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 21st November 2013, 17:39

I don't use one myself, but as I have been out of action for over 4 weeks, Graham has. He is not a gardener but does have a full time job, so he found it handy as he didn't want to water where it wasn't needing it. So I think they do have their place. Also there are some plants that require a different level of moisture, ours shows the level, so it is handy for that.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 21st November 2013, 17:41

Dianne you could get him to check with his golf clubs, maybe the sand wedge, roflmao 
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 21st November 2013, 17:58

David, Graham just laughed at that one, and I have just locked up the golf clubs.....  roflmao
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 21st November 2013, 18:02

Graham is a good bloke and I have not met him, I will over the phone, regarding Books
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Post by paulh on 21st November 2013, 23:04

Well for me who has soil issues due to garden trench restrictions, one needs to be on top off water issues. A Tensiometer to me, seems a smart way than having to dig down deep in ones trench to find out if the said water is actually getting to where it should.
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Post by neptune on 21st November 2013, 23:24

paul, if you are watering every 2-3 days in the garden, then it should not be a problem......every day for pots....
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Post by paulh on 21st November 2013, 23:51

John, the problem is the cement bottom in the trench, If I get to much water sitting at the bottom I am concerned I will get root rot. So I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. To much Sad To little Sad
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Post by neptune on 22nd November 2013, 00:13

one way is to make your soil friable, so the soil holds moisture. This can be done by adding coir to the soil.....

the other is that you need to work out how moist your soil is , and water according....I don't think anyone can give you a straight answer to the watering side , unless they have the same situation
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Post by paulh on 22nd November 2013, 00:28

neptune wrote:one way is to make your soil friable, so the soil holds moisture. This can be done by adding coir to the soil.....

the other is that you need to work out how moist your soil is , and water according....I don't think anyone can give you a straight answer to the watering side , unless they have the same situation
thanks John
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