Soil moisture

Giant Coreopsis
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:05:52 PDT
1. Moisture meter

I picked up a digital soil moisture meter the other day ($25 or so) and while it seems more sensitive than the mechanical one I used before, it still seems to have a hard time reading moisture levels in the well-drained mixes I am using for my CA natives. Does anyone have a recommendation of a favorite moisture meter!

2. Moisture levels for CA natives

Especially for California Fritillaria, but also for other genera, I am still learning what the Goldilocks  ("just right") level of soil moisture is in different seasons.  I gather this is a subject of some complexity and debate but can anyone recommend a resource that offers some precision (something beyond "moist but not too moist" etc.)



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