If you’ve been following along on the YouTube channel, you’ll know that I’ve had serious troubles with mold in the hoop house this year. Recently, the marketing team from Acurite reached out to see if I would be interested in testing some cool garden gadgets. For the sake of transparency, I have not been paid for this post. However, they did so kindly send me these products to use and to review. Let’s check out how I’ll be monitoring the polytunnel –
Many of Acurite’s sensors require the “Access” to properly communicate data to the app. This little device plugs in via an ethernet cord.
I was seriously pleased that setup was so easy. I’m terrible when it comes to technical things. As soon as everything was plugged in, I was ready to download the app and connect my sensors. The access device can work with up to seven different sensors for the home and the garden. Pretty cool!
I chose the indoor/outdoor temperature and humidity sensor. The design looks simple enough. Two “AA” batteries go into the front compartment.
Lastly, I took it out to the hoop house. I ended up setting mine on top of a bucket, but I think it’s very likely that I’ll end up hanging it by the loop on top. Once situated, I connected the device to the app. Within minutes, it was reporting data from the hoop house. I was even able to set an alarm to notify me when the humidity gets too high. Here’s hoping that I’ll be able to prevent more issues with humidity in the future.
What do you think? Would you monitor your garden with weather gadgets? I’d love to hear more about it in the comments below. Be sure to check out the Acurite website using my affiliate link below. Hope you’re having an amazing d