Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Keeping Your Garden Watered

Hello, students of the seniors' class!

Are you enjoying this HOT, HOT Windsor summer?

I know many of you have gardens, and it is difficult to keep them from wilting in this crazy hot weather we are having. I have to water my container tomato plants three times per day! The ones in the ground only need it once a day. Also, my coleus and basil on the deck begin to wilt by 3:00 p.m.

So I am setting up some slow-drip irrigation systems using old pop bottles and other plastic jugs so the plants can get a tiny bit of water all day long.

How are your gardens doing? Did you plant the seeds we exchanged this past spring? Did they grow? Please leave a comment below. So far I have harvested four zucchini and about ten okra. Very soon I will have tomatoes--Druzba and Tiny Tim. It's my first year to successfully grown anything from seed, so I'm quite happy!

Here are some links for you.

Drip system above ground in garden. (video)

Drip Irrigation - WikiHow

Try to stay cool!