It’s coming into Summer and I’ve been trying to work out how to minimize the time I spend watering especially on hot days. It takes me about an hour to water half the garden. Big Eucalypts raid any water supply their roots can reach so my fruit trees and vegetables are almost all in pots. I didn’t want lengths of irrigation pipe visible but that’s what I now have, I’m trying Ollas.
Mine are home-made and not pretty but they’re to be buried so as long as they work I’ll be happy.
I used silicone intended for use in aquariums because I was confident that wouldn’t contain any dangerous chemicals. I was generous with it because I wanted it to fill any little gaps.
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such a lot of work. looks good. i hope they keep your plants watered
I’ll be keeping a close eye on the tomato plants and cucumbers, they always seem to be the thirstiest things. As long as the drums are filled the clay pots should refill automatically.