|Hard to tell but left to right: watermellons, sweet potatoes/|
squash, sugarcane, potatoes, snapbeans, peas/cucumbers,
and 8 rows of corn and tomatoes.
However, it is fairing pretty well After experimenting with a variety of different sprinklers over the years I have a really good system this year. I've used oscillating sprinklers, impact sprinklers, soaker hoses and the like. The oscillating sprinklers didn't hold up to the dirt and would last a month before the gears stripped out. The impact sprinklers didn't wet the ground within a 5' diameter of the center. The soaker hoses did okay, but caused a mysterious root rot on the tomatoes one year. This year I decided to try a couple of Gilmour's low pressure turbine sprinklers. These puppies are great so far! I did take them off of the low bases on which they came. I had a couple of aluminum tripods left over from previous sprinklers. They screwed right on and worked perfectly. The settings are nice for getting an even watering. There is still a bit of a miss in the center like with an impact sprinkler, but the area is only about 1' instead of the 5' that I was battling. So far they look good, but they have yet to encounter an entire gardening season......or a South GA thunderstorm .......or the baking 100+ degree temps of summer. We'll see how they fare.
|I decided on Better bush and Beefmaster tomatoes for|
three of the five barrels.......
|....jalapenos and Market More cucumbers in the other two.|
The four small pots are peach tree seedlings. Crossing my
fingers on those for the future.
If it could only get a nice inch or two of rain. The place would really take off like gangbusters. But then again.....so would the weeds. When God provides, he provides for all! There is a decent chance Thursday. I better go sharpen the hoe ;)
Y'all take it easy.