Hydroponic & Garden Pot
Accurate Watering Specifications
require knowledge of the type
of soil being watered.
If you are using potting soil
in your Hydro or Garden pot:

To learn HOW TO test soil
click here:

Use the "Jar Test Analyser"
click here:


If not specified, Calculator will assume
a MODERATE WATER usage plant

As water determines an important
part of overall plant expense;

Estimate plant water cost
If not specified, Calculator will assume
National avg. of $1.50 per 1,000 gals.

Water required cost is estimated for dry
climates with less than 15" rainfall per year.


    Width in.   Height   

REQUIREDonly if runtime is preset

If this plant is added to a system
zone that already has a set time
enter that time: mins.

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Soil information:

Clay %  Silt % Sand %
Type of soil is:

Soil water absorbency rating is:

Watering calculations based on Your input data:
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Volume of soil to be watered in this:

Watering specifications below are based on irrigating:          

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With proper irrigation, the soil before watering
will be moist enough to prevent plant wilt.
Due to this - individual waterings need to provide:
To saturate soil when totally dry gallons.
Calculations for drip due to it's capacity for
superior moisture distribution.

This Plant & Soil Type will likely require
annual irrigation cycles.
Based on this, in a warm dry climate
The annual water cost estimate:
Annual rainfall greater than 12" will reduce this