Hello...I'm new here, and this is my first garden.
I just planted a new garden over the past few weeks. I set the timer on the sprinkler, and woke up to the water still running! It must have been 9 hours. I have transplanted tomatoes, beans sprouted from seeds, and all kinds of other seeds started. They are all raised beds, but they seem to hold water longer than I think they should. Could I kill anything? We were just talking last night about going to a hand watering system.
Howdy Greg, welcome to permies!
Don't panic yet. Some plants love water , others not so much. So give the garden some time to settle back down and then see what you have got.
What is your raised bed made of? Does it need some additional drainage?
Thanks both of you for the welcome, and the irrigation technique. One of my beds is basically mels mix, with composted manure/mulch, perlite and peat moss. Another one has that same mix, but with top soil mixed in. The next 3 are composted manure/mulch and topsoil with no perlite or peat moss. The last one is 8" of composted manure/mulch only, with no wood frame...straight on grass. The service moisture seems ok actually, and I think everything is going to be ok. :) I started with the raised beds, and am now doing a no dig method.
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