The professional moisture sensor shows you how thirsty your plants are at the press of a button and gives you a 100% guarantee when watering. After all, it is not easy to estimate the moisture content of large pots simply by looking at the soil. Blumat indicates the suction power needed by the roots to extract water from the soil.
The porous ceramic tip is used to measure the moisture as water is sucked out of this tip if the soil is dry. This results in negative pressure in the plastic tube which is shown on the display. The drier the soil, the higher this negative pressure reading. After watering, the water is sucked back, the plastic tube fills with water again and the negative pressure reduces.
The simplest way of measuring moisture. The best way to find out how much water your plants need is to leave the Blumat Digital in one place. If you move it, give it 2 to 3 hours to show an accurate measurement.
- Unscrew measuring head
- Soak plastic tube with a ceramic tip in water for at least 15 minutes.
- Fill the plastic tube with tap water up to the brim.
- Screw measuring head back on as far as it will go.
- Then insert into the soil, about 15 to 18 cm deep in the outer part of the root, for potted plants 5 to 8 cm from the edge of the pot.
For newly repotted plants, insert the cone directly into the soft soil always rotating to the right and then press the soil down slightly. For newly repotted plants, insert the cone directly into the soft soil always rotating to the right and then press the soil down slightly.
In case of dense root growth or very hard soil, pierce a suitable hole in the outer part of the root. Fill the hole halfway up with loose earth and water. Then insert the Blumat Digital rotating to the right, fill the hole with soil and press down.