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In All New Square Foot Gardening, Mel says, "With Mel's Mix you cannot overwater. I repeat: you cannot overwater." Ok Mel, we are holding you to your word! His mix is made like a sponge. Each little piece can hold moisture so a plant root can grow around that piece and take out the moisture when needed. When that little sponge gets saturated, the rest of the water drains out through the bottom.
The Brice family is using a drip irrigation system to water our plants. Here is our building process.
The timer- can put out 300 gallons as hour. So far we are up to 11 gallons an hour.
50 feet of hose. Yes, we will put the hose underground. HOA would not be happy with us. By the way, our plant boxes were HOA approved so maybe you could try this in your neighborhood.
First we put drips at the blueberry bushes. We have six of those.
Next is the first box. Known as the salsa box. More plants coming next week.
This is where the potatoes and carrots are.
Drip system in action
Brody learning about irrigation.
The boys cutting off the extra hose.
Next, they added "The grid."