Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Today at 5:58 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:47 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Today at 4:42 pm

» My Ontario SFG Garden Spring 2017
by sharkluvr Today at 4:35 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 3:48 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 3:45 pm

» Growing zucchini in containers
by sanderson Today at 3:43 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals Today at 3:40 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Today at 2:59 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by sanderson Today at 2:57 pm

» Hello from South Mississippi
by sanderson Today at 2:55 pm

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by sanderson Today at 2:52 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 2:36 pm

» Growing Strawberries in Charlotte
by sanderson Today at 2:24 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by Ginger Blue Today at 1:32 pm

» Hello from Richmond
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:25 am

» Double layer weed cloth/landscape fabric?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:20 am

» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am

» Wick Irrigation
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am

» Watering System -- Finally!
by CitizenKate Today at 12:47 am

» Mirrors in the Garden
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:06 pm

» Friend or foe?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:08 pm

» Comfrey
by llama momma Yesterday at 3:23 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:27 pm

» March: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Medical Herbs
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 10:39 am

» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by herblover Yesterday at 9:04 am

» New from OK City
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:05 am

» Hello all
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:59 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Finger or Probe?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

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:
avatar
Grandpop

Male Posts : 79
Join date : 2012-03-05
Location : Newbern, TN, 7A, Extreme West Tn. - 15 Miles from Miss. River.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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!
avatar
AvaDGardner

Female Posts : 631
Join date : 2012-02-17
Location : Garden Grove, CA (still Zone 10b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2029
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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."
avatar
H_TX_2

Male Posts : 288
Join date : 2011-12-08
Location : Houston, TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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.
avatar
givvmistamps

Female Posts : 862
Join date : 2012-04-01
Age : 45
Location : Lake City, (NE) FL; USDA Hardiness Zone 8b, AHS Heat Zone 9, Sunset Zone 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

1st time gardener

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.
avatar
B00kemdano

Male Posts : 131
Join date : 2012-02-12
Age : 44
Location : Huntsville, AL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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.
avatar
Yus

Posts : 17
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : southwest

View user profile

Back to top Go down

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
avatar
boog1

Male Posts : 260
Join date : 2010-09-01
Age : 60
Location : jackson,mi

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finger or Probe?

Post  CindiLou on 4/6/2012, 2:20 pm

avatar
CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 57
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finger or Probe?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum