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Tips for watering your vegetable garden

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Gardeners have watering habits that vary widely they may leave their plants to sit dry until they are almost withering or they might pamper the plants by drowning them in too much water. Either of these extremes goes on to stress the plant and the weak ones are usually the first ones to fall prey to diseases and bugs. This results in fewer vegetables and blooms being produced.

Watering might look simple but in essence, it’s not. It takes finesse to actually water your plants properly.  When it comes to vegetables, they are usually quite demanding.

To cut down your water usage where water conservation is concerned, consider the following tips:

Whenever you add compost to your type of soil, you reduce your plant’s need for frequent watering. Studies done have established that when you increase organic matter by 5%, this quadruples the soil’s capacity to hold water.

Using mulch is also another way to reduce the need for water because evaporation is reduced. This helps in cooling the soil or warming it depending on the mulch type used. Mulch has been known to reduce your plants’ water needs by about 50% and in the event that you’re not sure what to use, consider straw. The reason for this is because as it breaks down, it adds organic matter to your soil type so consider using a thick layer that is about 1-3 inches.

Using irrigation is the preferred option and here is where you should consider using the Wise Orchard smart water valve because it not only conserves water, but it also gives your plants exactly what they need without causing unnecessary stress. Knowing how much your garden needs and ensuring that moisture is retained while also distributing water in your garden effectively is another amazing use of the Wise Orchard smart water valve.

Decide to get one for yourself today and your garden will thank you!

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How to get the most out of Wise Orchard

Wise OrchardWhat is smart watering all about? When we call Wise Orchard “smart” we usually mean it uses smart practices to conserve water and give your plants exactly what they need without causing unnecessary stress. Efficiency and saving are two main goals of smart watering.

Normally, you would need to be on top of things all the time. Smart watering is about knowing how much your garden needs, ensuring any moisture is retained, and distributing water in the garden effectively. With Wise Orchard in charge, that is no longer difficult and time-consuming. It will save you time and money over the long term while making a sustainable use of water resources. Conserve supply by applying water in a clever and responsible way.

We have put together a series of tips to help you get the most out of your smart garden with Wise Orchard:

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Wise Orchard available for pre-order

0808Dear fans, we have very good news today: the Wise Orchard smart water valve is now available for pre-order. Our first batch will very soon be ready to ship out and we’re really excited!

These last 2-3 months have been really intense to get the hardware manufactured but our efforts have paid off. We’re at the moment working on improving the software so that it will be fully functional by the time we start shipping. The most important features regarding controlling and monitoring irrigation as well as weather-dependent watering schedule adjustment will be there, and we will be including additional features afterwards.

Your feedback, that of our beta-testers and our first customers, will help us constantly improve to make exactly the product that you want. Thank you for your support.

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Status update: October

Fall_imageHi everyone!

Fall has finally arrived, yellow leaves, mist and mushrooms are coming. These past few weeks have been intense for us.  We’ve been improving some internal features of the mechanical design that we’ll be testing this month. Also, we’ve iterated over several circuit board designs and we’re almost done on that front, and we’ve selected all the final electronic components we’ll be using.

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Summer tomatoes and peppers

Ripe tomatoesWe got our first two ripe tomatoes this weekend! As you can see in the photos, there are many more to come. Irrigation powered by Wise Orchard.

Tomatoes are of the black “Kumato” variety . The aroma, intense, sweet flavor and the texture of this tomato makes it ideal for salads, and brings a lively a touch of color to dishes. The crunchy texture of the flesh means they can be cut into very thin slices.

Peppers are Lamuyo red peppers (they’re not ripe yet and they grow quite big). They’re very tasty sweet peppers (non-spicy).

Tomatoes and peppers by Wise Orchard

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Wise Orchard just launched on Kickstarter!

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Making gardening easier and better

Wise Orchard is a smart irrigation system that automatically adjusts  your watering schedule for you and helps you take better care of your plants. No more guessing the right watering schedule every time the weather changes. This also saves you money and helps conserve precious water. Wise Orchard is remotely accessible on the Internet, super-easy to use, affordable and smart, granting you an unprecedented level of automation and control over your watering.

What Wise Orchard can do for you

We designed Wise Orchard with both novice and expert gardeners in mind. It simplifies taking care of your garden if you don’t know how to water or can’t afford to spend the time to make manual adjustments as the weather changes. It also lowers your water bill and helps conserve more water. Being based in hot southern Europe, we know a thing or two about drought and water conservation. For expert gardeners, we offer an unprecedented level of customization that will let you take your garden care to the next level.

How it works

Wise Orchard pulls local weather data automatically from multiple weather forecast services and thousands of weather stations in order to create and adjust your personalized watering plan in real time. Wise Orchard will not only automate your watering, it will also use its plant database to offer you tips on how to better grow your plants.

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