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Finger or Probe?

Post  Grandpop on 4/3/2012, 1:30 pm

Who uses their finger and who uses a probe to check their garden moisture contest? I'm using my finger to try and keep up with how moist my garden is each day. I'm thinking of buying one of those cheap probes for a more accurate reading. Whatca think? :scratch:

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Re: Finger or Probe?

Post  AvaDGardner on 4/3/2012, 1:44 pm

Great title!



I have both (OSH has a 4 way tester for $10). I use my finger or by looking at the plant, though.

I like the tested for the other things...an instant pH test!

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Re: Finger or Probe?

Post  Turan on 4/3/2012, 1:45 pm

Finger. We are amazing measurement tools, we just do not have digital read outs Laughing

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Re: Finger or Probe?

Post  H_TX_2 on 4/3/2012, 1:54 pm

If that title were used on any other website I would have never clicked on it.

I use my finger or as some Texans I know refer to it as a "fanger."

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Re: Finger or Probe?

Post  givvmistamps on 4/6/2012, 8:26 am

Yeah, had to share that topic title with my husband...

I've always used my finger; never could see spending $ on the probe but if it's a multi-tasker it could be useful.

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Post  B00kemdano on 4/6/2012, 8:50 am

You're supposed to check it first!? Shocked

ANSFG said you can't overwater MM, so I just water every day. Unless it's rainy.

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Re: Finger or Probe?

Post  Yus on 4/6/2012, 10:27 am

Finger, all the way in! Checking the bottom is as important as checking the top.

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Re: Finger or Probe?

Post  boog1 on 4/6/2012, 1:24 pm

I've had both, oh wait I jus didn't think that out loud Rolling Eyes Wink Rolling Eyes

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