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Could we persuade the powers-that-be to create a new forum in the 'Growies" category?  Could we please have a forum devoted to IRRIGATION? or at least water?  After all, we can't have growies without water, and a way to get that water to them.  

Truth is, I need help with how to get that water to my growies and searching isn't rendering much help.  Maybe I'm not the only one.  Maybe there are others who need help with this.  If you are one of those, please give a thumbs up here so we can show the need for this forum.

I put this under the 'plants' forum only because I'm forced to pick a forum.  I'd really like to see this as a full-fledged flying colors 1st class forum.

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Hi Bonnie, I moved this post from the "plants" forum to the "tinkering with this site" forum. I imagine you were unaware, but that is the forum that get's regular attention from staff members, including the powers-that-be, for questions and ideas just such as this one! :) I think your idea is a good one indeed, and we'll certainly discuss it. Hope this helps!
 
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Hi Bonnie.  It sometimes takes a bit more than a request to get a new forum on the site, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility.  We generally want to see that there is a volume of recent posts in other forums that would be better suited to the new forum.  I hear you that sometimes searching for your answer in other threads on the site can be difficult.  You could also start a thread (I would suggest using the permculture forum) about the specifics of your land and housing situation (slopes above plants needed watering, roof surfaces, cisterns, well? municipal water?  ponds... ?  ...so we know what your present water situation is in relation to both what your resources are and what sort of water volumes you think you need for your growies.
 
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Hi Bonnie, I just added the words "Water/Irrigation" to your title so that it might draw the attention of those thumbs up you are looking for.
 
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Roberto pokachinni wrote:Hi Bonnie.  It sometimes takes a bit more than a request to get a new forum on the site, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility.  We generally want to see that there is a volume of recent posts in other forums that would be better suited to the new forum.  I hear you that sometimes searching for your answer in other threads on the site can be difficult.  You could also start a thread (I would suggest using the permculture forum) about the specifics of your land and housing situation (slopes above plants needed watering, roof surfaces, cisterns, well? municipal water?  ponds... ?  ...so we know what your present water situation is in relation to both what your resources are and what sort of water volumes you think you need for your growies.



Thanks Roberto, for adding the water/irrigation info.  Here's my situation (again, hopefully the topic will help others), we have a small acreage in high desert AZ, with a good sized blackberry patch, small orchard of about 28 fruit trees, and a kitchen garden.  We also have about 20 laying hens.  Over half the property is currently growing weeds - mostly goatheads.  All our water comes from our own well.  We have drip irrigation going to all the trees and the blackberries, and tape irrigation in the garden.  I fenced the garden and laid down a good layer of wood chips.  This has worked well to inhibit weeds and grass.  

Hubby uses a weed wacker and mower over the rest of the property. This always results in chopping most of the bubblers to the trees and blackberries (not to mention the destruction of domestic bliss).  I'd like to find a way to be able to take care of the weeds without destroying the irrigation system.  It's just not possible to move all those bubblers every time we need to knock the weeds down.  I'm thinking of fencing off the trees and putting in lots of wood chips there but I'd like to build guilds around the trees.  This would also make it more difficult to get to the trees for trimming and harvesting.

Just trying to find a good way to get everything watered and not spend hours/days/$$ every time we mow to repair the damage.  Is there a better system for watering?

Bonnie
 
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James Freyr wrote:Hi Bonnie, I moved this post from the "plants" forum to the "tinkering with this site" forum. I imagine you were unaware, but that is the forum that get's regular attention from staff members, including the powers-that-be, for questions and ideas just such as this one! :) I think your idea is a good one indeed, and we'll certainly discuss it. Hope this helps!



Thanks James.  Yes, I was unaware and I appreciate your help.

Bonnie
 
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