Is a water meter more beneficial than not?
My dad's an avid gardener and he just sent me a water meter as a gift. I've never been 100% on knowing when my soil needs to be watered Ã¯Â¿Â½ I know you're supposed to stick your finger in to the second knuckle and see how it feels, but I can never really tell if it's wet or moist or moist-ish... maybe since it's potted soil or maybe because I'm a newbie.
Anyway, I'm a bit hesitant about the meter. It sounds like a dream in theory, but everywhere you poke it is a different reading and I feel like i'm injuring the roots in my potted plants! That CANNOT be good, right? Also, the reading varies by the hour.
Anyone have thoughts? Or maybe reccos if this is really the way to go?