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Re: water drip kits


> But what happens in the winter?
You blow the system out with an air compressor, or so I've been told. It
works at CES.
Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 10:42 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] water drip kits


> Maybe a trip to the store is in order...
>
> But what happens in the winter? Like with this line that is buried
> shallowly under the grass? Not to mention all the rest. Are they picked
> up every season?
>
> I am very familiar with hose T's. Got a ton now. I did bury a hose under
> the waterfall/train display in pvc pipe so I don't have to drag a hose
> around everything. Figure when it splits, I could slide another one in
> there. I have those hose hangers on a pole with turn-offs everywhere. No
> more 100+ hoses for me... I am always within 50 ft of another place to
> get water.
>
> Hum....
>
> Donna
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf Of Kitty
> > Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 10:27 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] water drip kits
> >
> > Donna,
> > This is not the voice of experience, but I believe with a little
> research
> > and planning it could be done.  At our Display Gardens we have a
> single
> > bed
> > that was set up for emitters, but hasn't been used, and the rest of
> the 15
> > gardens got their water from 2 spigots through a series of hoses that
> run
> > along the edge of the building and under paths until last year.  There
> are
> > various forks in each line to channel the water in the correct
> direction.
> > I
> > could envision a similar scheme for drip irrigation.    If you check
> some
> > of
> > the catalogues, or even in stores you can find timers that connect to
> a
> > single spigot but have 6 hose channels.  When the timer is programmed,
> you
> > select which channel that is used when.  Hoses can easily be set just
> > below
> > the surface under a grassy area without disturbing the area.
> >
> > I don't think I'd want them in hanging baskets unless it was near a
> wall
> > where the hose could climb discreetly. The hosing isn't visible on the
> > ground, it's under a thin layer of mulch. and it's never anywhere
> you'd
> > trip
> > on it.
> >
> > With the high price of water, putting a couple hundred dollars in a
> system
> > like this could be a good investment.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 8:21 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] water drip kits
> >
> >
> > > AS Pam would say-- alrighty then.... feel free to stop by and
> install it
> > > Rich:)
> > >
> > > Actually, I just don't get how it works. Like as you cross over the
> > > grassy areas from the faucet to the garden... duh!....
> > >
> > > And like to get into a raised bed, then what, you see all this
> hosing
> > > everywhere that you are tripping on or rolling over with a load of
> > > stuff?
> > >
> > > And hanging baskets, or even just ones standing around....
> > >
> > > And is it on a plug in timer? Another big duh! And if everything is
> not
> > > connected, then isn't it the same as moving the sprinkler around?
> > >
> > > Donna
> > > Not the brightest crayon in the box on this subject. Maybe if I saw
> how
> > > someone had it installed it would make sense, but just trying to
> think
> > > it thru is not working!
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
> On
> > > > Behalf Of Richard T. Apking
> > > > Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 8:22 PM
> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] water drip kits
> > > >
> > > > Hi Donna,
> > > > I've used drip irrigation in my veggie garden for the past 8
> years,
> > > and am
> > > > a
> > > > real believer.  I unreservedly recommend them, especially if you
> are a
> > > > lazy
> > > > gardener as I am.  They are connected to a timer that waters them
> when
> > > I
> > > > forget.  My row crops are watered by soaker-type hoses that mate
> with
> > > the
> > > > drip system.
> > > > For my flowers I also use the drippers, the variety of accessories
> is
> > > > virtually endless, and you'll find a gadget for every problem.  If
> you
> > > > want
> > > > more information, just ask.  Rich in Z-5, where it is raining for
> the
> > > > first
> > > > time in 6 weeks.
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 6:30 PM
> > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] water drip kits
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Is it worth the fee?
> > > > >
> > > > > Donna
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I've mentioned before the Jim Dulley feature in the home
> section
> > > of
> > > > > our
> > > > > > Sunday newspaper.  This week his article was on drip kits.  He
> > > covered
> > > > > as
> > > > > > much as he could in a single column, but he also offered his
> > > Bulletin
> > > > > > #999,
> > > > > > 4 pages of:
> > > > > > buyers guide of 12 drip-watering systems manufacturers
> describing
> > > each
> > > > > > system, kits and access available, typical dripper layout and
> a
> > > > > > landscaping
> > > > > > watering chart.  Go to:
> > > > > > www.dulley.com
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If anyone's interested, I can send you the pdf file.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Kitty
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
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