Gardening with Drip Irrigation

I decided to share some of my personal gardening endeavors from the last couple of months. Gardening is one of my favorite past-times. It is such a satisfying feeling to know the plant I started  from seed has now sprouted into flowers or vegetables as a direct result from the nurturing and care I have given to them.

This is one type of drip irrigation system.

This is one type of drip irrigation system.

In past years I have utilized soaker hoses or water sprinklers to provide water to my vegetable and flower beds; however, this year I intend to utilize the drip irrigation system. This will target the root zone where it is needed most instead of the whole plant. Although I do not have a large garden, I realize the importance of keeping the soil moisture at a consistent level. With drip irrigation I will be able to vary the water application to plants that require more water by changing or adjusting the drip for each type of plant.

Pictured here are two types of drip irrigation systems.

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Another type of drip irrigation system.

 

Be sure to join us for the Drip Irrigation program presented by The Master Gardeners from the Shawnee County Extension office May 16th from 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. in Anton room 202.

 

These are some of my vegetables I started from seed.

These are some of my vegetables I started from seed.

 

For the third year in a row I decided to grow my vegetables from seed. I started them in February and have transplanted them into 3″ pots. This should be plenty of space for to grow strong roots until time to plant them outdoors in several weeks. By then I should have all the information and supplies I need to get my drip irrigation system up and flowing.