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Hello gardeners!

We are about to launch a smart, solar watering system for greenhouses and polytunnels, called WaterMate (Google Harvst WaterMate). This one's a bit different from anything that's come before; we use environmental data to give plants the right amount of water (and save you water), it's controlled by an app, you can connect it to WiFi, we supply the system with a powerful pump that can water shed loads of plants... anyway the list goes on, I don't want to sound like an advert!

I would love to have your thoughts and feedback on the product we are about to launch. One thing we have been thinking about is a way to manage automatically topping up the water butt from a separate rainwater collection tank. The battery and pump would be powerful enough, and the control system could handle it. Would you use a feature like that?

Any other ideas welcome :)

We launch WaterMate on Kickstarter this Friday 4th, so if this seems interesting, register for notification there too.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,912
     But it is an advert isn’t it @chris.tannerHCd4A1jv and all adverts, and marketing research, research and development ... whatever you want to call it, has to have the permission of the editor 
    @Daniel Haynes 
    before being posted on here, otherwise it will be flagged by members and removed for moderation by the GW online team. 

    So best to do things through the proper channels ... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,912
    Looks like his second post with the live link has disappeared but the first with all the promotional stuff is accumulating flags ... seems there’s a flag jam ... so I’ve reported it. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,908
    Well, Watermate, you’ve certainly gone the right way to piss quite a few people off.

    Great start.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Sorry about that folks, I wasn't aware that the research side of things would also require permission, my apologies. I'm primarily after a discussion to see what people would want around top-up tank options, so thanks for removing the linked post @Daniel Haynes - that was a mistake on my part.

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