Do a google search for PITCHER IRRIGATION.
Weeds starting from seeds don't have a chance. The greater the need for water, the faster it moves out of the pot. Its a beautiful thing.
Found another creative irrigation technique this week. We are planting our squash in hills with the center of the hill being a white bucket buried partially in the top of the hill. There will be a hole in the bottom of the bucket as well as a few small holes (maybe four) around the sides of the bucket below the soil line.
If using food grade buckets, the dangers of leaching are probably minimized (or at least equal to eating the food that had been in the buckets before their re-use as watering containers.)
Is it much worse than running the water through a hose, or an irrigation system, or carrying the water in a watering can?
Any other creative ways to water? We are here to learn!
Has anyone else heard of this? I think the Bullock Brothers have one of these at their farm.
Travis Philp wrote:
I've seen a water 'pump' that was actually just black water pipe above ground which was able to bring water uphill via the heat absorbed by the sun.
I've tried to do the milk jug watering thing before but in my sandy soil...I still haven't found the best way to keep them from draining way too fast.