A place to talk about the manly art of gardening
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Started by michael mckeown. Last reply by Liam S. Jul 11, 2012.
Hm, I saw methods with two plastic water bottles, it looked really simple
It sounds like the only reason for having the solar panel is to pump water into a reservoir. I have heard of this being done with captured rain water connected to a low pressure drip system. In this country with running water available in most places that just sounds unnecessary. If I had some land somewhere and a access to a well I would certainly look into it.
Anybody have any experience with solar drip irrigation? Does it work? I don't live in a dry area but the efficiency is appealing.
I may have posted this before, but since we likely have new members, no harm in reposting. This is the link to Yucca Do Nursery, which specializes in heat-resistant and drought-resistant plants, as well as endangered plants. They don't have regular retail hours, so it is my mail order only.
They are here in Texas, though I don't know where the city actually is. They have some really neat stuff.
This is called a Nemesia. I just planted one between two stones to see how it does. Kind of pretty.
This is my Opuntia qumilio. You can see some new growth on the top. This has very thick and meaty pads. The thorns on this thing really say "don't fuck with me."
This is my Agave potatorum vershafeltii. It has luckily survived the winter. I pulled off two babies last year, and you can just see it sending out another one in this picture. Very architectural plant.
These here are, from left to right, my blue fescue which has done nicely. I got it last July. It stayed green all winter (or blue if you prefer) and looks nice and healthy this year. In the middle is my Queen Victoria agave, which has also done well, and last is my alligator aloe, which is also a wonderful plant. I just always left it out where the complex sprinkler would get to it, and never really do anything to it. It never rots, sheds leaves, gets bruised, or turns brown at the tips. I highly recommend this aloe if you can find it. It is also very productive and sends out lots of shoots for new babies, as you can see here. Time to pull them off I guess.
You're in South Africa. I have a tecomaria that says it originated in S. Africa.
I'm in Texas, and I just cannot get thyme to do well. Dies on me every time. Oregano, no problem. Basil, no problem.
Southern Hemisphere. :)
I have started my herb garden out with Bay Leaf, Lemon Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Catnip, Lavender, Origanum, Mint, Tea Tree, Jasmine, Geranium, and Kanna. I'm hoping to get a Feverfew if the other plants work out. So far, so good!
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