Caper842
Mar 16, 2018

Drip irrigation

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What's everyone's views on drip irrigation? Pros and Cons. I have a roll of tape and the 10lb pressure reducer, filter and fittings to go into the header. All I need is the header pipe. I'm thinking it could save me at least an hour of my limited after work patch time to do other things other than watering.

Paul Dettweiler
Mar 16, 2018

Drip lines take time to set up and

clean up ,if you are going to use them another year.They limit tillage and you have to be careful if you hoe.

With drip irrigation your leaves stay dry and when thy are set up on a timer you are all set unless it rains.

dclement483
Mar 16, 2018

I was seriously considering drip irrigation last year but didn't want to spend the money on something I wasn't sure would work for me. I like hand watering so I bought a 3/4 hp irrigation pump on sale at CT it pumps over 1,000 gals an hour and cut watering time in half from old pressure system which I still use on sprinklers on hot days

Caper842
Mar 16, 2018

Any idea what water pressure you can get from that pump ?

Zeke
Apr 3, 2018

Caper when you did your lactic acid how much of a scum did you have on your rice wash. The video I watched on the internet had about 1/4". Mine is just a scim. Less than 1/8"

Caper842
Apr 4, 2018

I had about the same as you

Zeke
Apr 4, 2018

Thanks. This stuff looks pretty good. I'll put it on this afternoon.

Caper842
Apr 4, 2018

I used a turkey baster to get the middle layer out to add it to the milk. I'm in cuba now back home tomorrow I'll post a few pictures.

Zeke
Apr 4, 2018

K. Thanks

Zeke
Apr 4, 2018

Bring some of that warm weather with you when you come back!

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Zeke
Apr 7, 2018

Thanks Caper. The site I was on said to mix equal parts lactic with molasses. Said it would last longer if you fed the bacteria. And you double your product.

 

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Caper842
Apr 7, 2018

Yes I did that too. Mix this mixture 1:20 with water and then 1 table spoon per/gallon in the garden.

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Apr 7, 2018

 

 

Zeke
Apr 7, 2018

So you cut it 20:1 then 1 oz. per gallon? Are you putting it in your compost tea?

Caper842
Apr 7, 2018

Yes I use it in my compost tea but I mix it in after the tea is brewed. The lacto doesn't like too much air so I've read

Caper842
Apr 7, 2018

This stuff is pretty much the same as em1 less a few ingredients. You can expand this stuff again to make more by adding 1 part molasses to 1 part lactobacillus serum and 20 parts water and put it some where warm and dark and let it ferment. When the ph is around 3.5 it's ready. Then use 1 table spoon per gallon.

https://www.teraganix.com/Activated-EM1-s/261.htm

 

Zeke
Apr 7, 2018

so did you buy some EM1 or use the lacto you made

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