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
CURRENT VEGETABLE BEDS ON MANUAL
CURRENT FRUIT TREES /VINES ON WI-FI
Satuma Plums 1
Satsuma Plums 2
Millet (not irrigated)
CURRENT FRUIT TREES /VINES ON MANUAL READER
RECENTLY COMPLETED CROPS
Potatoes crop 2
Pumpkins crop 3
Pumpkin crop 2
Corn crop 2
Corn crop 1