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Automated Monitoring For Smart Greenhouses: IoT Urban Farming Guide Launched

Cultivate Nation, an online information hub focusing on the role of IoT (Internet of Things) in agriculture and horticulture, has published a new beginner’s guide to starting an urban smart greenhouse.

The recently published guide delves into the rise of technology in modern agriculture and how it can be used to enhance plant growth and reduce the carbon footprint. Sharing tips to avoid common pitfalls, Cultivate Nation helps gardening enthusiasts create an IoT-based greenhouse that will thrive.

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The latest piece makes up part of Cultivate Nation’s popular agriculture blog series, written with the aim of making technology accessible to urban farmers and greenhouse growers. Understanding that IoT can significantly aid greenhouse control, author, Seth Johnson, explains how automated monitoring systems can simplify and improve plant growth.

“Sensors can track growth rates, nutrient uptake, and how well your plants are photosynthesizing.,” he says. “This data helps you make informed decisions about how to care for your plants and can even alert you to problems before they become visible to the naked eye.”

As explained in the guide, IoT greenhouse sensors help monitor environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, air quality, light levels and soil moisture. This data is sent to greenhouse owners via a smartphone application, alerting them to any problems that need attending. This allows urban gardeners to cater to the specific needs of their plants in real time, ensuring that plants are growing healthily in optimal conditions.

The guide also provides tips for the planning and design of an urban greenhouse, citing location, foundation and orientation as three main considerations. For those short on space, Seth Johnson recommends incorporating vertical gardening into greenhouse design. Trellises, wall planters and hanging baskets can maximize space while helping regulate temperature by providing shade and insulation.

Plant selection should also be considered carefully when setting up an urban greenhouse, explains Seth. To ensure plants thrive, gardeners must choose those known for their resilience and adaptability. “Herbs like basil and cilantro, greens like lettuce and spinach, and vegetables like tomatoes and peppers often do well in urban greenhouse conditions."

Interested parties can find more information about how the Internet of Things can be used to support plant growth by visiting

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Name: Seth Johnson
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Organization: Cultivate Nation
Address: 75 Two Rocks Road Two Rocks, Two Rocks, Western Australia 6037, Australia

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