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[Tomato Dirt #105] Helpful Gadgets for Watering Tomatoes
June 09, 2016

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Volume 6, Number 11

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FEATURE: Helpful Watering Gadgets for Watering Tomatoes

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Tomato plants need 1-3 inches of water a week – on the low end of that scale during the cooler parts of the season and on the upper end of that range during hot spells and when the plants are putting out fruit.  How do you know if your tomato plants are getting enough water? These watering gadgets can help.
  • Rain Gauge: this device collects and measures rainfall in a specific place. Gauges are available in a wide range of styles and prices, from high- tech automatic devices to very simple mounted versions.
  • Soil Moisture Meter: also called a soil moisture sensor, this tool measures water content in the soil. Most versions for the home garden have a probe attached to the meter box itself. You insert the probe into the soil, which senses and reports the moisture volume in the soil in that specific area. You can track different levels of soil moisture in different patches of your garden by taking separate readings with the probe. This can show you if some parts of the garden are receiving more water than others. 
  • Water Usage Meter: these nifty watering gadgets – both faucet models and nozzle models - allow you to track how much water you’re giving your plants through your watering system. Information from a water usage meter is particularly useful for tomato gardeners because the meter shows you how much water you are using either in a single watering or cumulatively.  

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Check Out These Helpful Watering Gadgets

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That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

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