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Andrew Healey

Plants! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒพ

I really underestimated how they make a space feel. I'm currently trying to automate a watering system ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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Michael Lustig - halfjew22@gmail.com

In the same vane as underestimating the plants value, donโ€™t underestimate how good it feels taking care of something (despite the extra effort)

Automating is a cool project, but doesnโ€™t it bring you a feeling of joy when you water them yourself? ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐ŸŒฑ = ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Andrew Healey

I agree!

The automation is for when I'm away for a while.

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Michael Lustig - halfjew22@gmail.com

Super cool. Whatโ€™s your approach looking like?

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Andrew Healey

Preliminary research at the moment.

I have a few Raspberry Pis and bits and bobs I've been testing but I'll be buying the watering parts this week ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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Jonny Eom

Thoughts on fake plants?

Or do real plants make a significant difference?

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Andrew Healey

I prefer real because then actions are required. Itโ€™s the caring thatโ€™s significant for me.

Fake can still look nice though ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jonny Eom

Never thought of it that way. I always thought it just the green that helped.

Any plants you recommend?

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Andrew Healey

Sansevieria. It's hardy and doesn't need tons of water or light.

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Tamas Fodor

I highly recommend tiger plants and/or aloe vera. They don't require much care so you don't have to worry about them and they'll be always green. I believe it's enough to water them once a month. And they not fake :D