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.


Marc and Charity said...

Wow, looks like quite the system! How cool. I hope it works for y'all! :)

Anonymous said...

Now I'm hungry for BLTs. And by the way, I accuse you of being Dylan McDermott in my blog today.

Mary said...

I really, really like this idea. I'm thinking of using it for our landscaping. We lost most of our shrubs due to the freeze late last year followed by extreme drought. New plantings are in but I need to be sure these grow.

I'm sorry I responded to your email address. I pickup comments to my blog via email and didn't realize that if I responded from there it would go to email rather than blog. DUH - What can I say - learn something every day.

A bit of trivia:

In 1949 Red Byron won the championship and received $5,800 in pay out $$.

The 2007 pay out to Jimmie Johnson for winning the chanpionship was $7.6 million.

At the rate gas prices are growing he'll need every penny just to get to this year's races. :D

KathyLikesPink said...

I look forward to hearing how this process works. Keep us posted!

George Online Cat said...

What have you done to Oscar's outdoor litter tray? Seems to me this is a plot to stop Oscar Snuggles using the nice fine earth prepared for him by humans.