HERE’S THE DILEMMA. Because the growing medium in the bales and pots (tubs, not herbs) is smaller and isolated, and has exceptionally good drainage, it must be watered daily. The rest of the garden holds pretty well with a two-days of watering per week schedule. Being chained to the garden by a daily watering schedule is the equivalent of having a milk cow, without the milk. What happens when I’m scheduled to perform on a two-or-three-day schedule? The tomatoes gork. I’m not having that. So I’ll be back in a minute, or not. I have to go troubleshoot.
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Ditto ! Ozark summers require water that’s for sure. My deck plants/planters require daily watering and I think (although I am around and not going to do it this year ) drip irrigation should be in our goals and dreams only so the indentured slavery won’t keep us from taking off now and then. Soaker hoses in the gardens are a real saving grace for me on two sides of my house. Know how you feel……Good luck!
Cows only give milk…you’re gonna get tomatoes, potatoes, beans, peas, onions, peppers and maybe even a partridge in a pear tree, so, as they say, it’s all swings and roundabouts! If necessary, is there a neighbour you could bribe with a zucchini or two to water for you when you have to be away?
If zucchini were offered it would be considered grounds for a feud. Just sayin’. Good idea nonetheless.