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the last few days have been very dry, so I turned the sprinkler on for an hour today. Most of August we got afternoon showers daily. I di use the weeper hose on the corn and zucchini about a week ago, turning it on at night after I got home from work. Only problem is I forgot about it and left it on all night!
Tonight I need to water plants on back porch and for driveway plot.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I've been using the sprinkler at night for about an hour and that seems to work well for the zucchini and corn. Thinking that the broc/cab/kale needs feeding.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I've been giving each bed about half an hour of water every other day or so. Today tried the sprinkler for the first time. In one sense it's wasteful because it waters the grass (and weeds) but on the other hand it's great because it's also watering the saplings in side bed and old sweet potato bed, also asparagus and raspberries and blueberries. Hmm. Maybe I can get time and schedule that sprinkler for dawn daily, making sure to check it each night before I turn in. Need to check out timers at Home Depot.
Friday, June 29, 2012
gave each bed about an hour of dripline watering, watered containers, trees in side bed and grape. Need to water -- or at least check -- back bed.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
entering a dry spell
watered the front door containers, the grape, and beds 1, 2, and 4 yesterday -- the latter by drip line for 45 min - an hour each. Realized this am that I'd complettely forgotten about the heuchera back by the honey locust so I watered that shallowly this am -- also the dead roots I planted (bleeding heart, jack in the pulpit).
I can do a foliar feed tomorrow -- or even tonight when I get home. No rain forecast for almost a week and we're entering a heat wave, temps in the 90's Weds and Thurs.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
gave beds 1, 2, and 4 light foliar feeding today
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
rain -- at least 1/2"
It's been raining since last night and it's supposed to stop tonight for a few days. Tomorrow will be another diluted foliar feed day.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Haven't had any rain for a couple of days and beds have finally dried out, so I gave each bed at least half an hour of soaker hose.
Monday, June 11, 2012
all three beds and plants on deck
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
tons of rain
haven't done any foliar feeding because we've had rain and more rain. June 2 we must have had at least 2 inches alone.
Monday, May 28, 2012
water and feed
seedlings, et al, looking wilted, so I gave them a good watering and fed them with fish emulsion.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
As dry as April was, May has been wet. We've had a few good soaking rains, ut mostly a .25 here and there. Clearly, it's not enough for the veggie garden, although the lawn and perennial beds think it's just fine. And the weeds.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
tested the soil in bed 2 yesterday because the peas and spinach are doing so poorly and found the soil depleted of nitrogen and potassium, Used Miracle Gro -- diluted from recommended strength -- to feed beds 1 and 2, and will try to do so at least once a week. Mild and often!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
week of rain off and on
we got several days of showers, and a couple of days of anywhere from .25 - .5" rain. Beds are wet to the touch. I need to buy more soaker hose for beds three and four, not to mention perennial beds. Also need sprinklers for yard.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
pattern of watering days
Have been top spraying every day, then drip line for at least half an hour every ohter day. May not be enough.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Expecting 2 - 4".
4/23 -- Turns out I got 3.5"
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
laid drip or weeping hose in each of beds 1 and 2 -- needed 50 feet of line per bed
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
sowed peas, spinach, beets and about a dozen kale in beds last week with soaker lines. Initially watered on top and ran soaker lines for about half an hour each bed. But we've had no rain, so I've been top watering a little about every other day, plus run the soaker hoses every third day or so. A few seeds have sprouted but none of the others have, so I stepped up the watering the last three days. Surface watered last night and today, plus ran soaker hoses for an hour each bed today. Hope that's enough and I haven't missed the sprouting opportunities!