A bit over a month ago I set up drip for the tomato plants. They have been doing great on 15 minutes of drip, every other day. There are two emitters per plant, 1g per minute. So that’s about 1/2 gallon per plant per watering session. When I installed it, I set the timer for 2x per week, 15 minutes each time. That was not enough so I tried it every third day – still too little. Maybe I should increase it to 30 minutes every forth day. Hmmm. Any thoughts out there? By the way, no complaint on the crop. The tomatoes are coming fast and furious and taste delicious!
Today I set up low-volume irrigation for the containers of herbs. This is kind of backwards. The tomatoes should have been on low-volume and the pots on drip. There is no logical explanation for what I did – it was a consequence of laziness. I had a string of drip spaghetti-tubing available when I set up irrigation for the tomatoes. Today I grabbed the low-volume lines that I used last summer for the tomatoes that were planted along the driveway.