Thursday, May 14, 2009

The connection of the hose and soaker hose is visible in the foreground
The white wire staples are made of clothes hangers

Overhead view of the inside of the box and the seedlings
Watering System Installed and Ready!
Good morning, Pumpkinistas!
The watering system is installed and ready for action. The soaker hose will be covered in a 2"-3" layer of mulch in a few days. Since the seedlings are still small, the timer has been programmed for 15 minutes of watering per day, at 5:30 a.m.. The time will be increased to 30 minutes of watering in a 2-3 weeks or if there's a heat wave before then.
As the season progresses, the soaker hose will be uncoiled to water a greater area, as the vine growth expands.
This system is simple, inexpensive, and effective.