Application introduction of Weather met stations
If you take gardening seriously, you should take watching the weather just as seriously. If your flowers, plants and vegetables don’t get enough sun and rain, your gardening efforts will be wasted. We highly recommend that you consider a personal weather station for maintaining a successful garden.
While many plants and crops are very hardy and have been bred over time to grow in a variety of climates, most are extremely susceptible to changes in the weather. The best home met stations will give you invaluable information on when the rain isn’t enough to keep the soil moist, when it’s too cold, and when it’s time to cover your plants to protect them. A weather station isn’t a perfect guarantee that you’ll be a better gardener, but you’ll at least get more information. This should lead to some success in producing better performing plants and crops, so the initial investment is definitely worth it.
What tools are most important for gardening?
For the avid gardener, the two most important weather variables to track are temperature and precipitation rates as detected by weather radar. While the progress we’ve made in domesticating crops over thousands of years has made plants highly resilient, there are still temperatures at which plants and crops grow best. Also, few plants can survive sub-zero temperatures for long, so when the seasonal weather changes come and the temperature drops, it will be the end of your growing season.
The growing season isn’t always perfect, either. While temperatures may be warm enough to support your plants, unusually dry weather can stunt their growth. During these times, you’ll need to find other ways to provide them with the moisture they need, such as irrigation, sprinklers, or watering the plants by hand. Other features, such as soil and leaf moisture sensors, could be used for plants that need more precise moisture levels to thrive, while wind data could help tell when wind-sensitive activities like spraying pesticides are most effective.
How should I use my weather station data?
Having some way of recording data over time can help spot trends. Your weather station itself will only give you a snapshot of weather conditions at any given time: it won’t tell you much otherwise.
Analyzing weather data over time can tell you a lot more. The past few days have been dry, but the rest of the month has been wet. Your plants should be able to grow a little longer since the ground is not completely dry. Or that the weather has been cold for the past week. Since it’s the end of the season, it might be time to start thinking about wrapping up this season’s gardening and start planning for the next one.
Without weather data from previous days and weeks, you may miss something that could adversely affect your garden. With this data, you will have a higher chance of success.
The importance of prediction
Yes, your weather station will provide you with a lot of important data, but don’t forget about the weather forecast. Over time, you’ll learn which weather conditions precede which types of weather, but only by a few hours or a day.
Your local weatherman and his forecasts are invaluable. He or she will be able to tell you the expected conditions days or even a week in advance. Don’t think your weather station is unimportant. Use your weather station to confirm these forecasts and make changes when the weather takes an unexpected turn.
Do I need a fully functional Weather met stations?
Temperature and precipitation information will be most useful to gardeners, so you may be wondering if you need a full-fledged weather station. We think it’s still smarter to get a weather station than just using a thermometer and rain gauge. Weather met stations can guide farmers and gardeners more effectively. Stand-alone weather instruments are cheaper, but have accuracy issues as a result.
Overall, Weather met stations will provide a better experience while giving you more accurate readings. Our experience shows that fully functional weather stations are also usually better built. This means they last longer than less expensive stand-alone instruments.