How Do You Irrigate Your Garden?


| 6/3/2009 2:20:46 PM


Tags: irrigation, watering, question to readers,
Conventional sprinklers, drip or soaker hoses, or ditches along the rows — tell us what works best for you and why? Please post your response in the comments section below.
Lori Haynes
5/17/2012 2:03:02 PM

Olla (clay pot) irrigation. Fill the ollas every few days. Significant water savings. Less time spent watering. Fewer weeds. Easy to use my collected rainwater. My plants love it! The water conservation is primary for me because my whole house is on rainwater (not uncommon in my area of Texas) and that leaves very little water for irrigation. Perfect solution.


sharon Ilg
6/30/2009 7:22:57 PM

I forgot to mention my husband does drywall so I have tons of buckets. with gypsum in it great for the garden, I also add sheetrock to my garden it's all natural and that has lime(calcium) in it.


sharon Ilg
6/30/2009 7:19:46 PM

I use 5 gallon buckets in my garden I drill holes on the side where the plants are I fill the buckets with 1/4 sheep manure and rest water that I collect off my roof into pickle barrels.. I don't put a lid on the bucket I catch chipmunks too!





mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: April 28-29, 2018
Asheville, NC

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE