- Posted by pete
- On September 27, 2015
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- Urban Farming Irrigation
Given our garden is in the dryest State of Australia, irrigation is absolutely essential. Water is a precious and increasingly expensive commodity so here’s our approach to try to keep our garden viable without being an outrageously expensive.
- Dripper system
We use an inline dripper system that waters nearly every plant in the garden. Its normally connected to the rain water tanks and pumped out, but when rain water runs out we fall back to mains supply watering.
Read more about our dripper system here
- Rain water harvesting
We’ve got a network of tanks to capture and store precious rainwater.
- 2 x 1,000 litre
- 14,000 litre
- 3,000 litre
Mulching is a must – it helps
- prevent moisture from evaporating around the plant
- protects the root system from blazing heat and
- provides an ecosystem for supporting organisms and bugs around the plant
In the heat of summer Jan/Feb our approach is to minimise planting vegetables and concentrate on keeping bushes, vines and trees alive and not in stress
In essence our Urban Farming irrigation is not just one farming contraption, but a watering network orchestrated in response to changing seasonal conditions.