Laying drip irrigation tape

by runningwaterpottery3533

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Here you see where we are slowly coming across the garden with our lasagna bed building and drip irrigation installation. The new drip line will run from the cinderblock in the foreground to the cinderblock in the background. Then we will lay cardboard down on either side of the drip, allowing a narrow space into which we will plant. The cardboard should suppress weeds, help retain moisture, and add organic mater to the soil as it decays. Once the cardboard is down, then we heap on leaves and grass to finish the beds. At the far end of the garden, on the right, you see our plot where we are ‘solarizing’ the soil, killing weeds by using a sheet of heavy plastic laid down over the winter weeds and sealed along the sides. This super heats the weeds and kills them. It was installed about 5 weeks ago. Hopefully we will see some good results!

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