Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Drip System Gardening
Well, another adventure at gardening. Last year it was too much fertilizer while under an outdoor watering ban.
This year Hubby decided to do a drip irrigation garden. This system is used all over Israel. The dessert is literally blooming as a result of this system. So, we thought perhaps it might work well for us. The process is slow, but we think it will be well worth the effort.
The drip pipe (plastic tubing) has to be put down first, it's on the far right row uncovered. Then the drip tube is covered with the black mesh held down with long metal stables pushed into the ground. The planting process is more difficult, because the mesh has to be cut, then you dig the holes for the plants. The greenbean planting was different. We punched holes in the mesh, then dropped the seed into the hole.
We are looking forward to eating all the delicious, fresh veggies. I can't wait for that first tomato sandwich! Better than steak! We might even buy a pound of bacon for BLT's. You really don't need the B for a great sandwich just the T.