[From 4 May 2016] Cheap! To truly appreciate tiny farming, you have to embrace the humble tools that make it all possible, like these cheap ($6) plastic lawn sprinklers that work with the well pump's low pressure (maybe 20% of normal urban tap psi), where better quality models … [Read more...] about The indispensably cheap sprinkler
It's like we've gone directly from winter to summer. Less than a WEEK since the ground dried out enough to walk on it and till it, I'm actually out there WATERING... This is really odd. I'm sure we've had unseasonably hot Aprils before, where watering in newly seeded crops was … [Read more...] about How odd…
In smaller gardens (tinier farms!), hoses are generally a fact of life. In spring, it's time to uncoil them all, check the fittings, and get set to deliver water largely by hand. On BIG veggie farms, "hoses" are usually big pipes (3"/7.5cm and up), part of full-blown … [Read more...] about Tangling with hoses
Although there's still plenty of moisture in the ground from recent rains, there's no harm in supplying a little more to take advantage of the relative abundance of heat and sunshine that we're getting, even as the days get shorter. After a couple of near-zero nights last … [Read more...] about Watering till the end!
It's supposed to rain tomorrow... I'm as skeptical as ever, still, as illogical as it is, you figure it's gotta rain EVENTUALLY, so the longer it's been, the more accurate the latest "60% chance of showers" forecast must be. Until then, we continue the piecemeal irrigation … [Read more...] about Water in the air!