About This Project
I am belongs to a village and we have our own firm. During staying at my village we were getting plenty of fresh vegetables/herb leaves from our firm (see above images).But now the situation is different, as I am staying in a city no more fresh vegetables/herb leaves. I have to buy these from the store which are not at all fresh. Apart from these they are grown by using harmful pesticides which is not good for health. So I am planning to firming herbs at my balcony which is completely fresh and harmless. But firming is a time consuming process. I always forget to give water in my flower plants. This leads to give the idea of automated gardening system.
The system is designed to sense soil moisture, amount of light falling on the plants and water flow rate. When the moisture content in the soil is too low, the system will give command to start a pump and water the soil. The flow meter monitor the water consumption.
Apart from this the Arduino and ESP8266 it will transmit information on moisture level, ambient light and flow rate to the web .You can monitor all the data from your smart phone by using mobile app. Then a twit can be send to your account automatically if the moisture falls below a given threshold value.
Care for the environment has become very important in recent years and there is an increasing demand for "green" applications that can help reduce CO2 emissions or make a more efficient management of energy consumed.
Photos of the Project
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