If you think Quench is alarming too late, here are some tips that can help:
If you think Quench is alarming too soon, here are some tips that can help:
The soil is not making good contact with the sensors.
Quench works by periodically measuring the soil resistance. The soil must make good electrical contact with the sensors in order to properly measure the soil. Anytime Quench is inserted, moved, or adjusted, make sure to use your finger to re-compact the soil around the sensors and then water. This helps remove any air gaps around the sensors and allows direct contact with the soil.
Your potting mix is too chunky or not a soil/peat moss based mix. Quench works best in standard potting mixes. If your soil mixture it too chunky due to lots of bark, rocks, dried/live sphagnum moss or made from inorganic media like pumice or lava rock then no matter how well you try to compact the potting media around the sensors they still might not be able to make good contact.
Quench can be used with any plant that grows in standard soil or peat moss based potting mixes. Quench does not work well in very chunky mixes or inorganic media like pumice because the sensors are not able to make good contact with the substrate.