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Wednesday, February 5 View Page
New Drip irrigation watering system I ordered arrived today. Last year's watering system of garden hoses/soaker hoses didn't work well because lack of water pressure. Last fall I timed how long it took to fill a 5 gallon pail to see how many gallons/hour I was getting from the faucet. The components I bought were based on that number. I should be able to put a row of drip tape alongside the main vine of every plant I am growing based on the GPH number . If it works, then I will continue to add rows of drip tape to fill in the rest of my growing area until I don't have enough water pressure to irrigate anything else. I hope the lollipops that they included as a gift didn't mean I was a sucker from buying from them.
 
Monday, February 10 View Page
Nasturtiums starting to germinate. Directions hint starting at end of May. Ignored directions so that they will be producing flowers that attract wasps that prey on SVBs at the end May. Couldn't find any at any greenhouses/stores last year which means I have to grow my own. Marigolds have been planted to attract ladybugs and other beneficial insects to my patch. Petunias have been planted to attract pollinators to my patch.
 

 

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