Drip Irrigation

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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby CoolChick » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:45 am

Strawberries on a Pole
This is a great way to grow strawberries and it would work in a shady area out in the desert.
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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby CoolChick » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:47 am

In The Garden (Dec. 31)
The first item shared in this clip is called a "Deep Drip" that helps water trees efficiently.
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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby twister » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:42 am

Here's a great resource page: irrigationtutorials.com
They have lots of information covering just about anything and everything you might want to know about irrigation systems. Great resource, especially the section on drip emitters.
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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby wildrose » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:32 am

How California plans to crack down on water waste
Great points about unintended consequences and the "urban forest" made at the end of this news clip!
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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby cactuspete » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:53 am

wildrose: The water rationing requirements forced on state residents by the idiots in Sacramento during the drought were not very carefully thought out. Many trees died as a result and many trees wound up falling on buildings and causing a lot of damage because their root system deteriorated. When water is rationed provisions should be made for trees and home owners should get a subsistance allowance per tree. Something like 100 cu ft per tree per month would be about right.
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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby ergot » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:11 am

cactuspete: Trees are an important environmental resource. If we are actually in the midst of global warming or climate change, then allowing trees to die only makes matters worse. If not, then a drought is just a temporary issue and its best not to allow trees to die over something that will be over within a couple years. Either way better to defray the damage than to accelerate the downward spiral.
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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby drdesert » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:16 am

No doubt that trees are a big investment and that allowing them to die would be short-sighted to say the least. Any rationing system should most definitely take into account the pre-existing trees and shrubs already planted at a residence and provide adequate water credits to keep those plants alive. Bureaucrats seldom realize the long term effects of their actions and so I wouldn't count on this happening, but if intelligent people are running things then this would be something you would be able to count on.
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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby wildrose » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:11 pm

Plastic Bottle Drip Water Irrigation System Very Simple :laugh:
Not exactly high tech, but, technically speaking, it's a drip system!
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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby tronagirl » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:34 am

wildrose: I think that's what they call a ghetto drip irrigation system. Cheap as hell, but practically useless! Cute video nonetheless.......
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Re: Drip Irrigation

Postby twister » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:52 am

tronagirl: It almost seems like whoever made this is something close to resourceful, but the usefulness of this little project is obviously very limited. On top of that it looks really tacky! LOL
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