I'm not sure how much to water my plants. I have clay soil, and I didn't water for awhile because it was raining. I had to break up the soil which is a pain in the ****. Then, I watered a lot over 4 days or so. When it rained I watered one last time in addition to the rain. I thought I was supposed to water if I saw any dryness in the soil. Now the soil is wet all the time for like 3 days. I put some wood chips on top of the soil and the wood chips seemed to absorb a little water.
So what's a good moisture meter, and is one worth it for a noob with clay soil? Is there any other tools I might need?