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Drip Irrigation

It finally happened! The back yard has drip irrigation, complete with a timer controller. I am still working on tweaking the system, but I can see the difference already: evidence of a regular and evenly-watered garden.

The bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) that I repotted a few weeks ago has grown fast. I've been trying to grow it as a standard topiary, like a lollipop, but it never had enough leaves for me to trim it into shape, much less to harvest for cooking.

I'm even growing Malabar spinach (Basella alba), a tropical perennial vine indigenous to Asia and Africa. It may be a short-lived plant in our temperate climate. But I'll enjoy for as long as I can. When it gets cooler, I could take cuttings and grow it inside until the weather warms again. In the same pot are seedlings of Chinese Cabbage that I sowed just for fun.

And everywhere else I look, where the drip system is in place, the plants are looking better.

Drip irrigation by JobyOne is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Drip irrigation by JobyOne is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 12:00 AM

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