This is an update on my garden temperature and moisture logging system that I installed in my previous garden. It was up and running for about a year before I took it down when we were going to move. Some of the weather data it collected can be found here. I used ordinary network cable
It pays to watch the soil moisture closely if you want large vegetables. I’ve had good results this year using my garden logging system. Actually my vegetables have gotten a little out of hand. I think the cat is a bit scared too 😉 : I’ve been kind of obsessed with soil moisture now that
Update 2011-09-05: I have created a new blog about electronics only – check it out here: Electronic measurements, NSLU2 and soil moisture sensor The 1-wire soil moisture sensor circuit I use in my garden is designed by Eric Vickery from http://www.hobby-boards.com. (c) 2006 Hobby Boards Designed by Eric Vickery Title: Moisture Meter 3 Rev: 3
Update 2011-09-05: I have created a new blog about electronics only – check it out here: Electronic measurements, NSLU2 and soil moisture sensor In the middle of the picture you can see the moisture meter board from hobby-boards.com and on the right the Watermark soil moisture sensor. When the moisture sensor gets wet its electrical
I got my small NSLU2 computer up and running and it’s generating graphs from the garden. At the moment only the air temperature near the house is logged. The spikes in the graphs I believe is due to direct sunlight hitting the temperature sensor. I will build a shield over the sensor to prevent this.
I’m going to build a system for my food production using an NSLU2 computer from the company Linksys. This is a small computer with USB and network connection but no keyboard or mouse connected. This a is a bit challenging because you have to do all communication through the network, but when it’s up and