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NSshore
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Hi. New member from Nova Scotia, Canada. This is a new hobby for me with the practical application of automating the management of multiple distributed small gardens and greenhouses as part of an emerging food security initiative in our area. So sensors, relays, off grid power supplies, and remote access by internet are all of interest. Thanks in advance for any expertise you can share. 


   
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Posted by: @nsshore

Hi. New member from Nova Scotia, Canada. This is a new hobby for me with the practical application of automating the management of multiple distributed small gardens and greenhouses as part of an emerging food security initiative in our area. So sensors, relays, off grid power supplies, and remote access by internet are all of interest. Thanks in advance for any expertise you can share. 

There are a few folks here that have done garden management. I am somewhat knowledgaeble in off grid as I have 7.2kWh of LiFePO4, 3,000 W inv, 120A charger, 1.08 kW of solar.

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Hi Mike and welcome to the forum. As @zander says, lots of members with similar experience to those skills you are about to engage upon.

Sounds like a very well defined and ambitious set of objectives and I wish you and your community well in these outcomes.

I was impressed by one member's project aims recently when he outlined very clearly his objectives for a couple of his projects.

It served as a 'to do' list for his project but more than that laid out the basis of a project plan. 

See posts by @sticks.

Best wishes

Ron B

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@nsshore

Welcome to the forum.

It seems to me that the discussions to date have been somewhat mixed about the accuracy, usefulness and desirability of bed moisture sensors.

Will you also be looking at automatic watering (indoor and outdoor) and lighting systems (for greenhouse use) ?

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.


   
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NSshore
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Hi Will. I’m not sure the moisture sensors are very useful unless there are several placed at different depths which gets expensive and cumbersome. I do intend to automate watering in the greenhouse and outdoors and timing this based on experience and temperature. No lighting in the greenhouse for the moment. Much of the outdoor garden and all of the greenhouse is done on tables in fish totes of about 3 cubic feet of soil. Easier to weed, less bending over and kneeling in the grass (ticks) and being on tables keeps things out of reach of the wild rabbits and porcupines. Electric fence keeps the deer out. We are in the woods and are the minority species here although we have fibre optic internet right to the house! 


   
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Posted by: @nsshore

Hi. New member from Nova Scotia, Canada. This is a new hobby for me with the practical application of automating the management of multiple distributed small gardens and greenhouses as part of an emerging food security initiative in our area. So sensors, relays, off grid power supplies, and remote access by internet are all of interest. Thanks in advance for any expertise you can share. 

Hi Mike... it's great to see you here. Welcome.

I'm sure that you will find the DroneBot Universe invaluable as you work through your projects... I know I have.

I too have an off grid project in the pipeline. I have just ordered my first 48v 320ah Lifepo4 battery pack from China and am awaiting its delivery. So I'll be very interested in following your projects. 


   
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