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Re: watering


Thanks for the vote of confidence, Theresa.  It will be an adventure for me.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 10:35 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] watering


> This system you got is very neat looking!  I think you are going to love
it!
> I have some drip emitters espcially for shrubs and trees and tomatos, but
> for perennials and other veggies I use the spray emitters (some full
circle,
> half or quarter circle patterns).  I can water more plants faster and need
> fewer lines going to every plant for water.  Everything except the hanging
> pots on my back porch are on automatic watering with timers and
> minidrip/spray systems.  Congrats on an easier watering year in 2004!
>
> Theresa
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 9:54 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] watering
>
>
> Rich & Donna,
> Thanks for your help.  I originally wanted to do the drip lines that Donna
> described from the tv show, but instead I've selected sprayers.  Here's an
> illustration:
>
> http://www.lrnelson.com/sim_soak/details.html
>
> These are somewhat limited.  You must choose a 360 or 180 pattern, nothing
> inbetween.  You can set them on risers or at the level shown in the
> illustration. Depending on water pressure each spray will cover a 1 to 12
> foot diameter. If down the line I'd like to try drip irrigation, the drip
> lines can attach to this tubing; old holes can be plugged. i'm guessing
that
> drip lines will work better in some areas, but sprayers will be good for
> others.
>
> Since these are in 50 ft segments it wouldn't be hard to lift them for the
> winter, but I'd rather not.  There will be regular hoselines too, some
> possibly buried, connecting groups of sections to the spigots.  Those
would
> need to be blown out.
>
> So Rich, I realize you'd prefer drip, but do you think this will be at
least
> a good interim system  until I grow into the big leagues?
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 9:57 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] watering
>
>
> > I watched a show with a demonstration on installing a system. Not sure
> > if it is the same one Kitty is using, but looked rather simple to do.
> > But it had little ends you punctured into the line so the water would go
> > to a certain plant... liked the concept, but wondering about those
> > connections in winter. Do you have to take them off? What happens when
> > you blow out the lines? Do they end up in the neighbors or next county?
> > When you leave the entire system out for the winter, do you tape off the
> > ends after blowing them out? Anything else you do? How much condensation
> > ends up in them? Enough to hurt the lines or end pieces?
> >
> > Sorry, Rich, you asked if I wanted to know something:)
> >
> > I really want to do something next year.... with about a million other
> > things.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > Behalf Of Richard T. Apking
> > > Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 11:20 PM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] watering
> > >
> > > Hi Donna,
> > > What did you want to know.  My area is for the most part flat, but I
> > put
> > > out
> > > and take in my veggie garden lines each year.  The main lines are
> > buried,
> > > although not too deep and like you I blow them out prior to the real
> > hard
> > > freezes.
> > > Am going to put in some more flower watering lines yet this fall, when
> > I
> > > get
> > > done siding the front of the house.   Rich, where we got our "killing"
> > > frost
> > > last night, in Z-5
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 7:54 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] watering
> > >
> > >
> > > > Probably would work in your yard... but mine is up and down with DH
> > > > mounds of dirt:(  I would think that the water would settle in the
> > down
> > > > sections and crack the pipe (?) during the winter... I guess if it
> > is
> > > > all slightly angled down in your yard, it would drain and be fine. I
> > > > have a smaller air compressor that I use to blow out all water lines
> > > > (hoses or whatever) before the freeze hit here.
> > > >
> > > > But what do I know.. where is Rich when we need him!
> > > >
> > > > Donna
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Instructions read:  To ensure your Simple Soaker lasts as long as
> > you
> > > > do,
> > > > > once a year, dismantle your system and flush with water to remove
> > > > debris.
> > > > > During freezing weather, detach the tubing from the faucet and
> > allow
> > > > water
> > > > > to drain from the system.  It is not necessary to store this
> > product
> > > > > indoors
> > > > > during colder months.
> > > > >
> > > > > Do you think this isn't adequate?
> > > > >
> > > > > Kitty
> > > >
> > > >
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