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Post  Veganist on 8/3/2017, 5:05 pm

Hi everyone,
I am in the process of installing a drip irrigation system for my six raised beds.I need help in deciding when to set the timer and for how long. I have tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, okra, cucumbers, squash and zucchini. (I wanted to add a picture but don't know how).



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Post  sanderson on 8/3/2017, 11:27 pm

Hi, Ken First, here is how to post a photo. Scroll down page 4 to a little over half way for the most recent instructions. http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t129p75-how-to-post-a-picture-located-on-your-computer

Can you describe your system? I have drip tubing on automatic timers but it is + or - 10 degrees 100*F here most of the summer. Have you used the Search box for irrigation/drip/watering systems?


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Post  CitizenKate on 8/4/2017, 12:00 am

My beds are set up with drip irrigation, and I run them about 3 minutes per day, first thing in the morning, when the highs are in the 90's or higher. 80's, about every other day. 70's or lower, every three days.

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Post  Veganist on 8/4/2017, 3:00 am

Thank you Sanderson and Citizenkate,

I have six 8x4 raised beds. Three on each side. I also have two additional beds that are 8x2.

The contents of the 8x4 are as follows:
Bed 1: Indeterminate tomatoes and cucumbers
Bed 2: (immediately across from bed 1), Cherry tomatoes and zucchini
Bed 3: (behind bed 1), Eggplants, okras, zucchini and cucumber
Bed 4: (behind bed 2), Scotch bonnet pepper, cherry tomatoes & cucumber
Bed 5: (behind bed 3), Zucchini, squash, cantaloupe & sugar baby melon
Bed 6: (behind bed 4), Kentucky pole bean, chili pepper, plum tomatoes, hot banana pepper & cucumber.

The two 8x2 beds have cucumber, beans and culinary herbs.

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