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Post  happy232 on 8/22/2012, 11:52 pm

Besides for asking neighbors, and drip irrigation... how can I set up a quick self watering system when I can't be in the garden for a few days?

Can regular size water bottles be placed upside down in each square, or every other square? or would the water run right through the soil?

I need to make a quick system with stuff that I have in the house... no running to home depot this time. THANK YOU!!!! =)

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Post  camprn on 8/23/2012, 7:32 am

Some folks use inverted 2 liter water bottles stuck in the garden soil every few few feet. A mulch will certainly help to retain moisture. I'm thinking of shredded bark, dried leaves or old newspapers if you have nothing else.

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Post  llama momma on 8/23/2012, 1:28 pm

Some people are concerned about plastic bottles that are not BPA free that sit out in the hot sun releasing their poison...well.. just a thought.

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Post  happy232 on 8/23/2012, 9:39 pm

llama mamma, thank you for posting. i am very concerned about BPA and did not think about that!

I think I do need to buy drip irrigation for when I go away for a week or so here and there. is there a concern about BPA and other chemicals in those?

thank you for posting!!

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Post  llama momma on 8/24/2012, 8:19 am

@happy232 wrote:llama mamma, thank you for posting. i am very concerned about BPA and did not think about that!

I think I do need to buy drip irrigation for when I go away for a week or so here and there. is there a concern about BPA and other chemicals in those?

thank you for posting!!

Your welcome and omg I hadn't thought about possible BPA in the drip irrigation plastics? Anyone know about that???

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