How Do You Use A Moisture Meter?
A plant moisture meter is a handy gadget to measure humidity in the soil. This device helps prevent overwatering or underwatering plants. Usually it has a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being most dry and 10 being most wet. Most meters also have a color range composed of red, green and blue. Moisture meters are not expensive and can check plant moisture instantly. Pick a device. Moisture meters come plain or fancy. They can check moisture, light, soil acidity and other factors. A plain moisture meter is easiest to use for quick plant checks. Choose one that measures instantly and needs no batteries. Use it to check indoor plants. Hold the head or gauge end of the meter. The pointed end is the probe. Insert the probe into the soil about three-quarters down into the pot. This measures the soil moisture at the roots. Enter the red zone. Some plants need dry soil. Cactus, snake plant and other low water plants are easily killed by overwatering. Their soil moisture should be low or in the red zon