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Richard’s Place

I love to go out each morning and see the Chameleon colours.

But its much more useful if you can string the daily colours from each depth together to make a pattern.

Every pattern tells a story.

I have been writing down the colours from each garden and manually uploading them.

Halfway through this irrigation season we made a big step forward. We moved from the original ‘four depth’ Chameleon to a new reader that is Wi-Fi enabled. The Wi-Fi reader takes soil water measurements at three depths. The fourth sensor is now a temperature and identification sensor which is required for automatic upload and display.

The Wi-Fi reader is connected to one set of sensors and provides information every two hours.  In the morning I still do the rounds and plug it into the other sensor arrays in the other garden beds. The reader identifies each site, zips the data up to the ‘cloud’ and the updated pattern appears on my phone.

Why can you see lines in some of the patterns?  This is optional.  It simply tells me ‘where I am in each of the colour patterns e.g. am I about to flip from blue to green.  Sometimes more information is useful.

CURRENT VEGETABLE BEDS ON WI-FI READER

Peas
VIA data:

Fallow
VIA data:

CURRENT VEGETABLE BEDS ON MANUAL

CURRENT FRUIT TREES /VINES ON WI-FI

Kiwi Fruit
VIA data:

ThingSpeak data:

Apple Fruit
VIA data:

Apple

Satuma Plums 1

VIA data:

Thingspeak data

Satsuma Plums 2
VIA data:

Thingspeak data

Millet (not irrigated)

VIA data:

CURRENT FRUIT TREES /VINES ON MANUAL READER

Grapes

Cherry

Satsuma Plum

Nectarine

RECENTLY COMPLETED CROPS

Potatoes crop 2

Pumpkins crop 3

Pumpkin crop 2

Corn crop 2

Zucchini

Corn crop 1

Broadbeans

Onions