NOTE: This article is intended for the first generation SmallGarden.
To recalibrate your moisture sensor, just follow the steps below! The moisture sensor works by detecting a specific moisture level. Once that threshold is surpassed and no longer changes, the blue light indicates low moisture.
1. Dry out the SeedPod(s) that will be used to recalibrate the sensor - This step is critical. If the SeedPod used to recalibrate is too wet, this will cause the new threshold to be too high, which will result in the sensor triggering too soon. Use the visuals below as a guide to ensure proper "dryness" of the SeedPod that will be used to recalibrate the sensor.
It is important to note that the recalibration can be performed while plants are in the SeedPods (we chose empty pods to reinforce our point). Be sure to avoid letting the SeedPods dry out to the point to where they rock hard.
2. Place your moisture sensor in a SeedPod - It should already be there, but make sure that this SeedPod is at a moisture level that you feel comfortable with - so relatively dry (i.e. the software will detect when the moisture drops below this level, so make sure it is somewhat dry, but not completely dried out.)
3. Press the green button on the side of your SmallGarden for 1 second - you will then notice the blue light blink slowly, then rapidly - That's it! You've now recalibrate your SmallGarden's moisture sensor.
Note: The SmallGarden has a maximum moisture sensor calibration threshold that you cannot exceed. If you notice that the blue button never rapidly flashes after 30 seconds, your SeedPod is too moist and you will need to wait until it drys out to recalibrate.