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Old 18.07.2019, 16:16
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Just wanted to share this little tip with anyone it might apply to or who is interested. It's one that I plan to use in future with us having extended periods of hot weather. Last week, we stayed a few days at a place where the 87yr old owner has created a wonderfully lush green garden over the space of 40yrs, and in quite challenging conditions. She told me her 'trick' was to always use deep watering, which is planting a pipe alongside any new saplings at the time of planting, so that water and food can be delivered directly to the root ball rather than evaporating in hot weather. Whilst I've seen this type of irrigation used commercially, it was the first time I'd seen the concept adapted for a garden. She also had the sprinkler for the lawns on a timer so that they operated in the very early hours of the morning.

This goes a way to explaining, though I believe she used steel pipes... https://survivalfarm.wordpress.com/2...r-garden-plot/

...and this is the result of her efforts...http://www.hotelmarita.gr/index.php?ID=Garden_EN
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