My inline water filter from Boogie Brew came in the other day and I will be installing it tomorrow to save my soil’s biology. I am so excited! As a reminder the 40% discount is still valid so take advantage while supplies last.
What a beautiful way to start the day. The monsoon hit very well this morning and I scurried out to collect it. I was able to fill two 55 gallon containers within 20 mins. Unfortunately I have not finished the rain gutters so I had to do this manually. Turning and tilting the barrel to align the spout with the stream of the water. Believe you me, one gallon of water weighs approx. 8.34 pounds and at the rate the water was flowing these barrels got heavy quick. Approximately 458 pounds per barrel. Not to mention the rain completely flooded the backyard and softened up the ground quite a bit and that added another level of complexity when I had to move these back to where they were originally stored. Hopefully somewhere in the immediate future I will finally finalize a simple, easy on the eye water collection setup. Hope your day was a festive as ours!
I thought I would share this in case anyone is interested in setting up a battery operated drip irrigation system. I put together this graphic to help pinpoint each component. It is really simple to do once you understand what components you need. Illustrated is the main portion of the drip system. This should help get you started!
For a complete system you will need:
While you’re installing a drip system I would recommend adding a boogie brew inline water filter to help reduce/remove chlorine before it reaches your plants. If you use this link http://www.boogiebrew.net/gyg you’ll get a 40% discount off your purchase of the filter. I am a fan of John Kohler from Growing Your Greens and with his discount you can get the boogie brew water filter plus a 10 gallon compost tea all delivered for $44. That’s a great price. Take advantage while you can!
We have been wanting to start a garden and haven’t decided on the layout yet. I figured I could construct a tiered planter to get things started. I pieced it together by using two: 2x4x8 common Redwood and ten: 5/8″,5 1/2″x6′ dog ear cedar pickets. This should help us kick start our gardening plans. Here’s the Google Sketchup Plans in case you’re interested in making your own.