Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Flood Watering with a Dishcloth

We are flooding our garden beds today so I thought I'd show you how it is done.
To start with we made beds that are level and have banks to keep the water where the roots are. The area that is being flooded in this video is about 12" wide and 30' long. That is the size of bed recommended by and is the size we used for all 100 of our soil beds. It works very well.
In the video I show how I tie an old dishcloth onto the end of a hose to keep the direct flow of water from digging a hole in the soil. I have been watering this way for 2 years and I love it. Once we make the pvc watering system we will be abandoning this hose flooding, but until then there isn't a better way.

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