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Manual irrigation

  • To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
  • Subject: Manual irrigation
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 13:57:16 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: Manual irrigation

I thought of something I wanted to explore.  I would like to figure out
how to use the old water from our sheep and horse pens into the
vegetable garden.  We have a big rubber trough in the sheep pen, it is
within 15 feet of where the garden starts, it holds...I dunno...100
gallons?  About once a week in the winter and once every couple days in
the summer we dump it out, scrub it, and refill it. The horses drink out
of heavy-duty rubber garbage cans, not sure how much they hold, but they
are farther away from the garden, maybe 50 ft, and there's a couple
fences in between.  Again we dump them out and scrub them regularly so
between all the troughs there might be 100 gallons of water every few
days I could use.  But I don't know how to transport it. I can't just
set up a simple siphon hose, the elevations aren't in my favor.


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