Sunday, March 22, 2009

Irrigation in the Pumpkin Patch

I "completed" (except for one broken connection) my patch irrigation system yesterday. It is pretty simple but it will work. I have two sprayers that pretty well cover the patch on each end of the patch. The sprayer is attached to a hose end battery operated timer that will be set to run Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning for 24 minutes. And then every day at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 I'll have the timer set to run for 1 minute to cool down the patch in the hot part of summer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, do you still follow this watering schedule? I have sprinklers that water entire patch but also a drip system for the stump. Is the drip system near the stump still needed? I water everyday, so now I am concerned I may be over watering. I too live in Colo, so things tend to try out pretty quick.

Thanks - CP