Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

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Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon May 17, 2021 12:32 am

Think I'll set up the two x 3.4m long galv steel roof gutters converted to strawberry on fence planter troughs to try both
one using 2 parallel short lengths or a short loop of Pope Water Weeper® With flow regulator
one using 2 parallel 13mm PP w/ half circle micro sprayers.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
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Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed May 19, 2021 12:28 am

Get a gander at my herb , veg , and back yard native flowing plant garden , and berry plants driving irrigation set up , finally come up with a design that I think will work a treat for my 6 beds in the backyard , off two new taps & two individual digital timers which sense if it's been raining.

The Hockey Stick , fed by the new tap attached to the NW corner of the bed , which feeds the big level bed & the two 3.6m long gutter troughs mounted on the Sth Bdry Fence faces North ( gets FULL SUN ( highly recommended by an expert gardener ) , 11 berry plants in 40cm selfwatering pots
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The three 3m x 1.5m and the 6m x 1.5m beds fed by a mains pressure 20mm PVC manifold from the other new tap near my Nth Bdry fence
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The main 19mm PP lines will be fixed to the inside of the timber sleepers in all 5 big beds.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri May 21, 2021 7:31 pm

Question for the green thumbs :

Regard herb tube stock , am I better off getting 2 or 3 specimens of each herb for 3 or 4 people to consume . These will go into one of my 3m x 1.5m beds and maybe a few in some handy on patio pots ( a few mixed herbs per pot ? )

Thinking of buying as tube stock to get things moving quicker than germinating seeds :
Herbs in my list :

Thyme ( a 3 or 4 different types )
Rosemany ( 2 different types )
Basil ( 2 or 3 different types)
Origano ( 2 different types )
Lemon grass
Chives
Mint ( a few different types )
Parsley ( a few different types )
Rocket
Chicory
Bay Plant
Mushroom Plant
Sea Purslane
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:53 pm

All of my tomato plants have gotten huge and kind of taken over. There are two or three clear winners as far as which variety is producing the most. We will see how things progress.

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Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:11 am

Claudiusx wrote:All of my tomato plants have gotten huge and kind of taken over. There are two or three clear winners as far as which variety is producing the most. We will see how things progress.

-Brandon


varieties ?

Photos please ….
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:37 am

You got it! Coming up.

Gonna probably rip out my peas. They've done super good, definitely going to do them again next year, or maybe even this fall once it cools back down. Starting to get hot here. Peas are getting some powdery white substance on them and they aren't producing much anymore. But boy, we got a ton of peas from them.

Pictures and updates on the tomatoes coming up.

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Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:45 am

In drought in your area ?

Saw on news that some parts USA are in a very deep drought this northern spring. How will water restrictions effect your ability to legally use drip irrigation ?

I'm drought proofing myself , bought an 8L handpumped pressure sprayer last night ( when I thought it was going take a while til the irrigation in my two systems in the backyard running properly (what a drama it's been getting a so called expert install my high pressure four outlet PVC class 12 manifold and the slightly complicated drip irrigation systems and he was a no show again yesterday :( ).
Garden hose too short to get down to the 6m x 1.5m natives bed so made sense to get portable water.
Nylex 8L Heavy Duty Garden Sprayer
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Will reserve it ONLY for watering.
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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Claud The Backyard Farmer (self proclaimed)

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:08 am

Will set up irrigation for my seed raising tray rack this week , thinking
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one at each corner of the rack per level covering 2 seed raising trays per rack .
I have a 20 pack of these.

Or maybe
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Will need to order in a pack of these.

I have a bunch of left overs of these beasts
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but I think they are over kill for seeds in seedraising trays.

Hoping to have some veg germinated and big enough to transplant to the veg bed in a month or two for a spring /summer harvest. This time they wont die of thirst and the bed will be ready for them.

I'll run a combination of weeper pipe and dripper pipe in the veg bed to irrigate them depending the species water needs.

What do you guys think will be the best option ?
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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