Soil Sleuth

(53 customer reviews)

$12.99

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This is a key component in your plant care toolbox – in fact, it’s indispensable, and solves the mystery for properly watering your plants.  This soil probe lets you gauge the actual soil moisture level and water accordingly.

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Weight1 lbs
Dimensions12 × 8 × .5 in

53 reviews for Soil Sleuth

  1. Maria S. (verified owner)

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    It’s a messy tool to work with. When you remove the sleuth from the soil you need covering on the floor because the soil spills on the floor. It may do the job but I don’t like the dirt spilling from the sleuth on to the floor.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Maria – Thanks so much for the beautiful photos. We’ve put them on our website. When you use the soil probe, use your fingers to feel the soil as you remove it. That will give you an idea of the moisture throughout the plant and if you do this as you’re removing it, it will drop the soil in the planter instead of on the floor. When you have it removed, the samples should still be in the notches so you can then feel the moisture level on the lower notches to see if the root zone is moist or dry. I hope this helps!
      Thanks – Sue

  2. Karen Davis (verified owner)

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  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    We love these!

  4. Yolanda (verified owner)

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    Great way to eliminate the plaguing problems of over and under water!

  5. Linda Conley (verified owner)

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  6. Lisa A. (verified owner)

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    This is so handy!

  7. Laura J. (verified owner)

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  8. Living Plantz (verified owner)

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  9. kim saenz (verified owner)

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  10. Wilson A Lester Jr (verified owner)

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  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  13. William Lee (verified owner)

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    Awesome tool. Use it on all my potted plants.

  14. Monica L. (verified owner)

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  15. Orison (verified owner)

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    Very innovative tool!

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  18. Ronna Westland (verified owner)

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  19. Sami Khader (verified owner)

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    A very helpful tool, for a newbie like me, keeps me from over or under watering the plant. The only thing is that I am afraid that I will damage the roots when I dig into the soil to check its moisture level.

  20. Joy (verified owner)

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  21. Susan Waltzer (verified owner)

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  22. Lorraine Shelko (verified owner)

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    After many empty promises, I still haven’t received it. I was told to call if I had any concerns but no one responds. Dropped like a hot potato!!!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Lorraine
      I’m showing that this was delivered on 7/30 and it was signed for. I’ve emailed you the address and the signature on the delivery slip. Please let me know if you can locate it at the address that was provided on the order. We can send another one if you’re unable to locate it!! Why didn’t you email me? I have returned all calls that I’ve gotten from you so if you need to speak at a specific time, just send me a note and I’ll call.
      I hope your lyrata is doing well!
      Thanks,
      Sue

      • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

        Hi Lorraine,
        Glad you found the probe and let us know. If you have any other issues I can help you with, just let me know!
        Thanks,
        Sue

  23. Michelle K. (verified owner)

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    Keeps my worries away about how much to water!

  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  25. Anna K. (verified owner)

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  26. Regina (verified owner)

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    Great tool

  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Seems to work as advertised.

  28. carie (verified owner)

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  29. Suzette (verified owner)

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  30. Amber W. (verified owner)

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  31. April (verified owner)

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  32. Austin (verified owner)

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  33. Peter (verified owner)

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    Makes life so much easier in terms of care giving. Totally recommend!

  34. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  35. April (verified owner)

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  36. Blayze O’Brien (verified owner)

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    Excellent tool.

  37. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Great gadget, it works!

  38. Grace Lee (verified owner)

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    It was my first shopping at Plantz. I was so impressed with the beautiful and heathy plant and customer service. I got three plants this time, and I will meet Plantz again when I need more plants. Thank you so much!

  39. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  40. Pamela G. (verified owner)

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  41. Robert W. (verified owner)

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  42. Cindy R. (verified owner)

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  43. Alison Kretzer (verified owner)

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  44. MANOO DESAI (verified owner)

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  45. Steven C. (verified owner)

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    Great little tool, it takes the guess work out of trying to figure out if the soil is ready for watering.

  46. Samira (verified owner)

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  47. Robert (verified owner)

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  48. Melissa P. (verified owner)

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  50. Rayne M. (verified owner)

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    I didn’t really know how this works or what to expect. But the directions are simple. Haven’t tried it yet.

    • Barry Powers (store manager)

      Rayne, After you remove the Red stick from the package insert the pointed end straight down into the soil. Spin it around once or twice and pull it out of the soil. Then there will be soil left in the notches along the stick. If the soil is dry on the top two notches then you need to add a little water to your plant. If all of the notches are dry you need to add water more often to your plant. It is a way of testing the water level in the soil.

  51. Chris (verified owner)

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    Finally a product that help me not to over water. Don’t hesitate, just buy it.

  52. Amana (verified owner)

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