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Concrete moisture meter

The Rapitest 1820 moisture meter is a meter that has been specially designed to be used only in soil. When you test the soil it will tell you instantly whether your plants require watering or not. It tests the moisture content of the soil at plant root level and has the watering requirements chart of about 150 different plants. The meter requires no batteries for it to operate.

The display is easy to read in analogue form and gives a relative reading. The soil probe is attached to the meter with a flexible cable so you can also use this instrument with hanging baskets.





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Boat Moisture Meter








A moisture meter proves itself to be a useful tool when testing the moisture content levels of boat materials. When assessing a boat, care, judgement and experience should all be employed and then the moisture meter used as the last tool to give the final assessment. Hull testing requirements



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The petrol chainsaw is used to fell trees, as well as for pruning and cutting overgrowth. Tree surgeons favour the petrol chainsaw and use it for cutting away branches and foliage. Cutting your own firewood saves money


Orchid Moisture Meter






The orchid belongs to a widespread and very diverse family of flowering plants which have fragrant and colourful blooms. Orchids can be found in many locations.

The orchid is a vulnerable plant



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Any caravan that is kept open to the elements all year round can become very susceptible to damp and damp related problems if proper precautions are not taken to prevent this. Prevent mold inside your caravan



Garden Moisture Meter










The garden moisture meter helps any avid gardener to measure and monitor many different conditions to ensure that they can maintain healthy growing conditions for both indoor as well as outdoor plants. In order to have healthy thriving plants. Soil testing for moisture is imperative for successful gardening



Bonsai Moisture Meter


When you check out the definition of bonsai in the Collins English Dictionary the description you get is “The art of growing dwarfed ornamental varieties of trees or shrubs in small shallow pots by selective pruning”. And additionally “A tree or shrub grown by this method”

There is quite a history behind bonsai growing. The word bonsai is made up of two syllables which mean “tray” and “pot”. Now when you say bonsai out aloud it has a Japanese sounding ring to it, but the characteristics of the word are Chinese. This is appropriate as bonsai growing actually originated in China, but it was the Japanese who refined the art of bonsai gardening and introduced bonsai growing to the Western World. Bonsai meter


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Orchid Moisture Meter

The orchid belongs to a widespread and very diverse family of flowering plants which have fragrant and colourful blooms. Orchids can be found in pretty much every habitat, just excluding the glaciers. The largest concentration of orchids are found in the tropics, particularly in Asia, South America and Central America. Species have also been discovered close to Antarctica.

Orchids are cultivated by many for the enjoyment of their flowers all around the world. The most popular cultivated orchids tend to be those species which are tropical or subtropical. The bee orchid (Ophrys apifera), fragrant orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea) and pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidal is) are just a couple of species that are commonly found in garden centres for sale. Best meters for use with orchids

Guide To Buying A Garden Moisture Meter

Any experienced gardener will tell you that it is essential to have many different tools and pieces of equipment to pursue your hobby and reach your goals. The garden moisture meter is just one of these tools, but proves to be most useful. They are designed for both, inside and outside use, to assist you with your planning of day to day watering and detecting any possible soil problems. Best buying options for moisture meters

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Additional Information On The Rapitest 1820 Moisture Meter


This garden moisture meter proves iteslf to be an invaluable tool for any hobby gardener. It is ready to use when you have bought it and does not require batteries in order for it to work.

To test for moisture content levels in soil you insert the probe down vertically in to the soil within the plant pot. Try to do this halfway between the edge of the pot and the stem of the plant. How far you go down with the probe in to the pot will be dependant upon the actual pot size. You probe deeper the larger the pot is. You should be aiming to probe about half way down a pot size to get a suitable reading.

When you push the probe in to the soil you will notice that the meter readings will vary as the probe goes downwards. This is because the moisture content levels are not uniform and certain types of soils do create moisture pockets. You are advised to take 2 readings in one sitting to confirm any results. Once your readings have been taken do not leave the probe in the soil. Remove it and dry and clean it.

The readings will be displayed in a numerical listing between 1 and 10. You need to check with the handbook that is supplied with the moisture meter to ascertain what the resulting number means for a specific plant.


Watering Tips

Small pots dry out quicker than larger pots. So you need to check your smaller pots more regularly.

Soil in clay pots will dry out quicker than soil in plastic pots. This is because baked clay is more porous.

Plants in direct sunlight will dry out a lot quicker and require more water than plants in shade.

Overwatering is a reference to frequency of watering and not quantity of water.