Drying Out

The Demo Garden is enjoying the warm weather and drying out some. In fact, it is drying out a bit too much!

We have a drip system, but one of our connections is cracked, which causes a great geyser when the water is on. Unfortunately, the connection is in an area where we can’t just shut off the water to that line. Ugh! Therefore, our whole drip system is effectively useless until that connector is fixed.

You can see where this is going, can’t you? I’m going to complain about the lack of rain because we have a broken irrigation system. I know, I know, there is a chance of rain every day this weekend, so I shouldn’t complain too much. It’s just so much easier to water when it rains! …That is…I don’t have to water!

Watering a fairly large garden with a hose is not very efficient, and I miss being able to simply turn on the drip system for an hour or two and thoroughly saturate the raised beds! Watering with a hose and water breaker is a pain. Dragging the hose around may be good exercise, but it is annoying as all get out! More importantly, it is hard to get the beds thoroughly saturated, so I have been watering every day to keep things moist.

Okay, I’m done whining and complaining now.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on May 21, 2009, in Around the Garden and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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