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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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We’re shipping!

Buy nowLast week we started shipping out the Wise Orchard pre-or ders and we’re now accepting orders normally. We’re excited we’re finally able to share Wise Orchard with you!

We’re currently working on adding more features to our app. You can see what it looks like in this screenshot:

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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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We’re almost there

Hi everyone! Sorry for the long time without updates from us. Over the past few months we’ve discovered how hard it can be to start manufacturing a new product. We have been really busy trying to get everything right.

Fortunately, we are making good progress and we can now provide much more accurate estimates on availability: some units will ship to beta-testers mid-May, and we expect to be able to deliver to everyone else in late June. Pre-orders will start some time in June.

And yes, that sexy image you can see in this post is Wise Orchard’s final look. A vast majority of those of you who filled in our poll preferred a less flashy colour than green for the enclosure, and we agree. Grey is inconspicuous and a good option to make sure the only green that shines in your garden is that of your favorite plants!

Thank you all for your support and suggestions, we are counting on you.

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Winter update: closer to production

Winter seed sowingHi everyone and happy thanksgiving for our US fans. Winter is coming and most of your gardens probably don’t need much water anymore. But, did you know there are many things you can do in preparation for the spring? Read on, we’ve linked a few good guides about winter sowing and growing at the end of this article.

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New design and more

Hi everyone! We hope you’re having a great summer. At Wise Orchard we’ve been busy coming up with a final design for our smart watering valve and we’re now ready to share some photos with you.

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New Wise Orchard design

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As you can see, it’s a bit thinner (not cubic) and it fits perfectly in the “hanging from faucet” configuration. We’re using a swivel nut so that you don’t need to rotate the valve at any time (which is convenient if both ends of your irrigation system are fixed -a buried hose that you can’t rotate, for example).  A double mesh filter has been implemented too.

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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!

We’re live 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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