When it comes to a successful garden, we all know Mother Nature's rules. She can choose to rain just after your water or to freeze all of your squash blooms in one night. She has the ability to blow your hanging pots clear off the terrace. With a slight increase in relative humidity, she may transform your small greenhouse into a plant-killing steam room.
What is a greenie to do? You may rely on local TV forecasts based on approximations or guessing from almanacs, but neither strategy is adapted to your garden's exact needs. The solution is to get scientific with a weather station that offers real-time data about conditions on your property and includes alerts that will notify you when it's time to intervene for the sake of your plants.