Thanks Jorge


Potted plants require more attention than those that are planted in the ground. The soil dries out faster and needs more fertilizer. When I’m in town it’s not a problem to frequently water the containers, but when I’m travelling it is. My friend Jorge came to the rescue this weekend and kindly helped me set-up a drip irrigation system for the potted plants. From a main line, we put ¼” lines into each of eight planters, and connected the main line to a timer. It is summer now, our rainy season, so we set the timer to water twice a week. In the winter, I’ll change it to three times per week. Now that I’ve got the hang of this, I think I’ll set up a system for the planters on my front porch too…



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