Ask a Question forum→watering a raised bed vegetable garden

Views: 123, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Las Vegas NV
aceswest
May 14, 2020 12:58 PM CST
I live in Las Vegas NV. My Question is, long should I set the timer for watering a raised bed garden? Thank you Patty
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
May 14, 2020 4:05 PM CST
How are you watering (drip, sprinklers...)? Have you dug down beside the plants to check how far the moisture is penetrating? The moisture needs to get below root balls.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Las Vegas NV
aceswest
May 15, 2020 1:32 PM CST
I have a drip line. Patty
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
May 15, 2020 1:49 PM CST
My soil is very sandy and my drip runs daily for 10 minutes. Put a dripper in a spot without a plant (but with the same soil as your planting holes) and water for 10 minutes, then dig down to see how far the water has made it. The water needs to reach below the roots so the roots will have a reason to grow deeper.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Las Vegas NV
aceswest
May 18, 2020 10:28 AM CST
Thank you so much. I set the timer for 10 minutes, and their doing good.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
May 18, 2020 10:37 AM CST
Thumbs up But keep a watch to make sure they still get enough water when the temperatures hit 100+.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Agastache"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.