Monday, September 10, 2012

The weather is changing, the days are getting shorter and i have noticed that leaves are starting to sporadically fall from the trees. At least this year here in East Texas it is nice to still have leaves on the trees in September!

  The fall garden is growing along at a great pace and I noticed that the squash and cucumbers are starting to bloom! I sure hope that i can get a good crop of them in before the weather turns off too cold. It has been nice tho to feel some relief from the heat and have mid 50's when we get up in the morning.

  We decided that we wanted to install drip system on the plants this time around. We started first with the typical drip tubing and the drip emitters. We set them up on 1 gallon per hour but the tubing just wasn't large enough to put out the volume of water we needed.

 We changed directions and decided to go with low pressure PVC pipe and drill holes to install the new jet sprayers that put out 7-10 gallons per hour.

We installed a T half way down the line to install the inlet for the water house so that both ends would get the same pressure.
We put a cap on the end so we could drain it when it gets cold and time to put the garden away for the winter.
Here it is running over the top of the garden tubs that we use.
For the raised beds we pretty much did the same thing but we installed sprinklers with special inserts. We installed one that is a center water and it waters 4 feet wide and 30 feet in length(15 feet in each direction), we set the end up on an end spray that sprays 4 feet wide and up to 15 feet long. I wasn't sure how this was going to work but it works great so far!! It has sure helped on the watering time, just hook up the hose and go!