April 28, 2021 at 7:30 am ReplymagnesPrivate messageGreenhorn
Hi. I was using this Soil Moisture Sensor Meter that comes without battery (picture below) and its end broke off inside the ground so I had to throw the meter away and get a new one. My question is are there any toxic materials inside it that can damage the plant or is it totally okay to just leave the broken part inside the pot?
Couldn’t find any information on that question online so had to ask.April 28, 2021 at 7:37 am ReplyNate from N&GPrivate messageExpert gardener (moderator)
Hi, I think you’re not at risk of anything. These types of meters simply check the conductivity, so the pins are made from simple metals. They won’t leach any dangerous chemicals anywhere, your plants are safe!April 28, 2021 at 7:42 am ReplymagnesPrivate messageGreenhorn
Thank you very much for that answer!April 28, 2021 at 7:44 am ReplyNate from N&GPrivate messageExpert gardener (moderator)
Sure, you’re welcome! It takes a while to get the hang of how much moisture a plant needs. Having tools like yours is great at the beginning, and after a while you’ll realize you can tell on your own just by looking at the soil and scratching under the surface a bit.
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