Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by trolleydriver Today at 3:56 pm

» Oh Baby it's getting HOT Outside
by RC3291 Today at 2:32 pm

» New SFG not sure where to go this year
by AZGREETHUMBEXTREME Today at 1:21 pm

» Hello from DFW
by RC3291 Today at 12:26 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Mellen Today at 12:10 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by countrynaturals Today at 11:32 am

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Today at 11:27 am

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by RoOsTeR Today at 11:21 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Kelejan Today at 11:21 am

» How to save ground cherry harvest???
by countrynaturals Today at 11:13 am

» Hello form (near) our nation's capital!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:26 am

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by newbeone Today at 7:46 am

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:41 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by MrBooker Today at 6:16 am

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by sanderson Today at 2:11 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by sanderson Today at 1:25 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals Today at 12:17 am

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 6:12 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:25 pm

» Winter Gardens - Photos
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:45 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 12:23 pm

» Lower South Feb 2017
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:59 am

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:14 am

» My experiences with commercial cedar raised beds
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:06 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

» Cold garage starters
by Ginger Blue 2/24/2017, 8:47 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/24/2017, 5:44 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by CapeCoddess 2/24/2017, 2:22 pm

» New England February 2017
by CapeCoddess 2/24/2017, 1:45 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Gonna be gone all week

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Gonna be gone all week

Post  scmelik on 7/1/2012, 6:59 pm

I am starting to panic alittle bit. I am going to be gone all next week and they are calling for 100 degree heat for a good part of the week and I am worried about my garden. I don't have anyone that can stop and water while I am gone and with that kind of heat they are going to need to be water alot.

What should I do????

scmelik

Posts : 137
Join date : 2011-01-16
Location : Brookings South Dakota

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Gonna be gone all week

Post  walshevak on 7/1/2012, 9:27 pm

Do you have a hose that will reach the gardens. If so, a timer at the faucet and hose to a sprinkler. This is not a time to worry about overhead watering. This is about keeping the plants alive.
I have a 4 outlet timer ($40 at Lowes) and 3 hose/sprinklers set ups in order to reach all of the garden beds. Just got back from a week at my son's house and the temps have been in the mid 90s to 100 all week. The garden is not as good as if I had been able to catch the areas where the sprinklers missed a bit, but all is alive.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4333
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Gonna be gone all week

Post  Goosegirl on 7/2/2012, 7:25 am

ACK! I feel your pain! I will be gone for a long weekend (convention) in this heat and am worried about my garden as well - but I do have someone to give it a drink now and then. Wicked heat coming our way!

GG

Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3408
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Gonna be gone all week

Post  scmelik on 7/2/2012, 8:20 am

@walshevak wrote:Do you have a hose that will reach the gardens. If so, a timer at the faucet and hose to a sprinkler. This is not a time to worry about overhead watering. This is about keeping the plants alive.
I have a 4 outlet timer ($40 at Lowes) and 3 hose/sprinklers set ups in order to reach all of the garden beds. Just got back from a week at my son's house and the temps have been in the mid 90s to 100 all week. The garden is not as good as if I had been able to catch the areas where the sprinklers missed a bit, but all is alive.

Kay

Kay,

I don't have a hose that long, I would have to buy another 50' hose to get from the faucet to the garden. I am worried, I think I am going to loose the whole thing and things are going so well right now.

scmelik

Posts : 137
Join date : 2011-01-16
Location : Brookings South Dakota

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Gonna be gone all week

Post  rowena___. on 7/2/2012, 9:58 am

do you belong to a group that might want to help in exchange for harvesting? such as a church or work community? local food bank?

barring that, i'd at least set up some sturdy shade, and as many 2-liter bottles as possible for drip irrigation. two such bottles per tomato plant would not seem excessive to me in this situation.

rowena___.

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 438
Join date : 2011-01-06
Location : nashville, TN

View user profile http://www.romesticity.com, www.rostitchery.com, www.the-ella-ec

Back to top Go down

Re: Gonna be gone all week

Post  twodaend on 7/3/2012, 2:08 pm

I'll be gone for a week later this month myself. I have a 2 step plan. I will have an automatic timer which will turn on my oscillating sprinkler. Also as rowena described, I plan on using 2 liter bottles stuck in the ground around the plants. I am going to cut the bottoms off the 2 liters and cover with fabric cloth to keep the bugs out and put small holes in the caps to act as a drip system for the roots. The automatic timer allows for programming everyday of the week, 4 x a day. Thus I plan on looking at the weather for the week I will be gone and set the watering schedule accordingly. The 2 liters will catch water from the oscillating sprinkler so hopefully I will not have to have the timer come on as often, but more or less to keep the 2 liters full.

This is the timer this is on its way. I'll practice my plan before I leave.
Orbit 62001 Lawn and Garden Digital Watering Timer

twodaend

Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-06-10
Age : 37
Location : Plainfield, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Gonna be gone all week

Post  Belle87ad on 7/3/2012, 2:46 pm

Are there any neighborhood kids you can trust and give a few bucks to water your babies?

Belle87ad

Female Posts : 74
Join date : 2012-06-16
Age : 29
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Gonna be gone all week

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum