Watering system with value in HA


I’m not a programmer. I’ve tried to make something but I’m stuck and I hope someone can help me.

So the thing I’m trying to do, is creating a watering system for my plants. Just for the fun of it. Now it’s measuring the water level, but not in a way that I like, and it should drive a pump. I tried to run the config with the pump attached and it absolutely drowned the soil. There is a dead plant in it so it’s really not that interesting, but there was a centimetre of water on top of the soil.

  name: watering1

  board: d1_mini_lite

# Enable logging

# Enable Home Assistant API

  password: "6c553a603767d4ce0df50a883089a58b"

  ssid: !secret wifi_ssid
  password: !secret wifi_password

  # Enable fallback hotspot (captive portal) in case wifi connection fails
    ssid: "Watering1 Fallback Hotspot"
    password: "zH0dUNKVGQa5"



  - platform: adc
    pin: A0
    id: source_sensor
    # Added:
    update_interval: never
    raw: true
    internal: false
      - calibrate_linear:
        - 500 -> 100
        - 1024 -> 0

  - platform: gpio
    pin: D0
    id: sensorEnable
    restore_mode: always_off
    internal: false
  - platform: gpio
    pin: D1
    id: pumpEnable
    restore_mode: always_off
    icon: "mdi:water-pump"
    internal: false

  - interval: 5min
      - switch.turn_on: sensorEnable
      - delay: 1s
      - component.update: source_sensor
      - switch.turn_off: sensorEnable
      - if:
            lambda: 'return id(source_sensor).state < 5;'
            - switch.turn_on: pumpEnable
            - delay: 2s
            - switch.turn_off: pumpEnable

This code spits out the following:

[D][switch:013]: 'sensorEnable' Turning ON.                                             
[D][switch:037]: 'sensorEnable': Sending state ON
[D][sensor:124]: 'source_sensor': Sending state 38.74046 V with 2 decimals of accuracy
[D][switch:017]: 'sensorEnable' Turning OFF.
[D][switch:037]: 'sensorEnable': Sending state OFF

So that part is sort of working.

Now what do I change to get the 38.7 as a normal value, so not as a voltage and see it in HA on my dashboard? And how do I adjust it so that the pump only turns on below 5, because that doesn’t seem to be working either.

I don’t really need HA to take care of the watering, it would be nice if it stays working when out of range (the goal is to use it in my backyard).

Please keep in mind I’m a complete noob.