Having a couple of kids under 3 doesn't bode well for rapid development - They take up a lot of time.
So progress has been slow but non the less there has been progress.
Software has been started and the ESP8266 sends temperature, humidity and moisture readings to the Blynk App. just need to add the water level sensor value and thats the inputs taken care of.
Next step will be to take the setpoint parameters from the Blynk app for the fan and water pump activation that will have the software largely sorted.
once that is organised I will get to work on the hardware to control the fan and pump