Rain

  • Posted by banjoman on September 5, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve been following Deep South for a few years. Boss of the Swamp including many others. Your video about plants doing better in greenhouse that ‘don’t get rained on’ intrigued me. I’ve been watching my garden up here in the high country. 4500′ near Yellowstone. I haven’t noticed trees ‘foaming’ in the national forest but then never really looked for it. The only thing I noticed in the garden is the spuds died back early. Many others have had the same. Probably the heat?? We hardly ever have chemtrails and maybe it’s because of low population? We are a high mountain desert within an irrigation district so we control our water usage. It’s just interesting seeing how others do it.

    banjoman replied 1 year, 5 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • KimC

    Member
    September 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I’ve been following Deep South for many years too. Wish I had the space for a high tunnel as we get geo-engineered skies regularly. I’ve had more issues with plants of all kinds this year than so far in the five-plus years I’ve been a suburban, small-backyard gardener trying to learn how to grow/raise as much of my own food as possible. The heat has been over the top since spring and many things have suffered greatly or not done well at all because of it. I think whatever is settling down from the sky is also affecting everything. Hope things continue to go well for you.

    • banjoman

      Member
      September 13, 2022 at 1:46 am

      You too!

  • coriolis

    Member
    September 5, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    I currently have a high tunnel, but all my life, I’ve done flat earth gardening, both in and out of a high tunnel. IMHO, the biggest advantage of a high tunnel, is that the plant leaves do not get wet, thus many of the diseases that are common to outside plants are either not as severe or non-existent in the high tunnel. Obviously, I have screens on the side of the HT which prevent many of the pests from entering, but for me, the lack of wet leaves gives me the ability to harvest my my crops for a much longer growing season. For example,I harvest my tomatoes till late October up here in Connecticut.

    • banjoman

      Member
      September 13, 2022 at 1:51 am

      I’ve basically quit overhead sprinkling or furrow irrigation. (Weed seeds!) I only use soaker hoses now. Over time they slow down in capacity. An old timer here said, because of our hard water, that the inside gets coated with minerals. He said to coil them up in a dog wading pool with vinegar and water. You can buy those cheap pumps that go on a drill. Circulate some of the water thru them and let them soak. There are so many tricks these old timers knew or figured out.

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