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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:55 pm 
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Yeah, might get some mulch on the way home tonight. I was thinking about trying the bales of sugar cane mulch for something different.

My Habanero plants are starting to look good, flowers coming on, should be getting some of those beautiful bright orange fruit soon...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:15 pm 
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4 weeks of growth and things are really moving in the pots out the front...

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this is the habanero chili, just starting to flower.

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Egg plant, looking good with the first fruit almost ready. I don;t think they will fill out too much, it's a long variety.

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And peanuts..... stuck my finger into the pot to see if they were dry and dislodged this peanut that I planted a few days back.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:25 pm 
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Looking good EB. Those sprinklers must be doing a good job :thumb:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:56 pm 
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I use those sprinklers as well... what I found to be a bit tricky is adjusting the right amount of spraying water... if you adjust it too small, the plants may not get enough water... if you adjust it too big, the sprays of water end up outside the pots...

What I found worked well for me was to adjust the sprays so that you got quite enough water... then mulch the area covering (ie. bury) the sprinklers as well... in doing this, the water will still spray out under the mulch... although the spread may not be that big, but for a single plant, I believe it worked well for my fruit plant (trees) planted in pots.. plus there is no ground level evaporation/waste of water...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:02 pm 
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Yeah it was a bit fiddly getting the flow right to all of them, I found once all the sprinklers were pretty similar, I just turn it on at the tap and adjust the total flow at the tap when I water. takes only about 3-4 seconds each time of turning it up and down a bit.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:54 pm 
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I just turn it on at the tap and adjust the total flow at the tap when I water. takes only about 3-4 seconds each time of turning it up and down a bit.

If your water pressure doesn't fluctuate too much, an inline valve once adjusted to desired
water flow would make it easier.
The short hose connecting that valve to the tap will have to be burst and leak proof.

There used to be a pressure reducer available at B for driplines, but may not be suitable for your need.

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I felt pretty foolish the other day. Found that my peanuts were flowering, yay....... Though gee thats surprising, they have a pea flower.. :inspect:

Rapidly followed by, durrr, of course they have a pea flower, they are a peanut... :crazy:

Quite pretty little yellow flowers..

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:24 am 
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Will be putting those peanuts (plants) you gave in the ground sometime this week hopefully.

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Zombie thread returning from the dead here. I'm just curious for reference, what size pots are you using EB?


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