Watering can be one of the trickiest parts to growing food. Watering too often can lead to oxygen-starved roots, and too little water can lead to wilted and dead plants.
June is our wettest month, but don’t let that fool you because July and August’s heat is right around the corner. This makes June the perfect month to get drip irrigation set up for the upcoming months.
Dale talks about how we try to innovate in our garden. One of the ways we did this was to create a PVC irrigation system and a rainwater collection for watering our gardens!
I’ve been really impressed with these Smart Pots, but haven’t done a great job of keeping up with watering my containers. To fix that, I built a drip irrigation system and show how in this video!
I spent a few hours building a drip irrigation system for the children’s home garden (click here to read more about the children’s home garden project) the day before our Florida trip last month. Ironically, it rained most of the time and I wasn’t able to get a lot of video. I went back out there today to talk about the drip irrigation system and why I think it’s better than my PVC system I […]
This is a quick update and tour of our zone 7 urban Oklahoma backyard farm where we’re attempting to grow most of the vegetables for our family of 6!
I had an opportunity to speak at the OKC Open Hardware Meetup group today about our garden and how I’m planning to use Open Source Hardware to automate irrigation using moisture level sensors in the soil to control watering. I met a lot of brilliant people with exciting ideas about how to make it all happen. I feel like I have a firm grasp on what needs to be done and now it’s just a […]