Hey @dlee – The first device I wrote exclusively used the PlantLink Hub. My second attempt at this is using a direct ST connection.
Oso did a really nice job of finding out the optimal soil moisture for each plant and soil type. This is proprietary and only available via their API. To make things more complicated, you can only access the optimal moisture levels if you first create a plant instance via their API. So I basically have to pair it with ST, store the plant information, then hit their API when I get a reading. Also, I have to get the plantType and soilType via their API as well.
Its a lot of work but I think it will be worth it in the end. PlantLink has a Connect app that seems to do some of this but since I have the time I’m just going to start from scratch since the plantType and soilType weren’t solved for anyway.
@darrylb – just make sure they don’t stand in any water and that you take them in during the winter! (Also write on them in a big permanent marker so you don’t mix them up). Ultimately, I am going to find a way to pair this with my RainMachine