My goal is to properly water each pot with an automatic watering system and minimize water waste.
I’ve seen micro sprayer heads for use with potted plants SOMEWHERE. I cannot find them again. I’m looking for help with finding the systems. The system I remember finding, some time back, had full, half, and quarter-circle sprayers as well as adjustable circle sprayers.
The biggest issue is water waste. Mostly for the sheer wasting of water, but secondly for the cost, and thirdly because my soil turns to chocolate pudding when I over-water.
Before everyone jumps on the idea, the cautions are simple:
Automatic watering systems make you lazy. Ideally, you should only use them when you are unable to be there for your plants.
Watering systems are prone to failure.
The more complicated you make a system, the more failure points you create.
You should hand-water if at all possible because it means you’re out there looking at your plants each and every day!