[Market-farming] Buried T-Tape
shelly at idlethyme.com
Fri Jul 7 08:45:42 EDT 2006
The T-Tape repair couplers from Dripworks are cheap and reusable. Also, good
ole black tape fixes small holes and lasts a long time.
Idle Thyme Farm
----- Original Message -----
From: "marcy" <marcy at aculink.net>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Buried T-Tape
> Now I have another question for y'all... any good (and INEXPENSIVE) ideas
> for fixing these holes in the T-tape???
> I've got some that I'm using for a second season (10 mil) that I've been
> battling repairs on. I found a piece of garden hose that I've cut into
> pieces and using for couplings but it seems to be too smooth and tries to
> blow apart. A neighbor suggested treating the Tape like heat shrink
> and heating it. I've tried cable ties but need something wider without
> a $1 hose clamp on each sideof the splice.
> Or maybe I just need to find a cheaper source?
> Thanks all!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Bradshaw" <billbradshaw at hughes.net>
> To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 7:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Buried T-Tape
>> I have to agree with Willie. Our tape last longer if covered.Mice and
>> are our worst about cutting the tape. Under ground this does not happen.
>> tape is buried after the plants are up. The covering takes place when
>> plowing. Fertilizing for us is done through the drip tape using a
>> injector system. Bill
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Willie McKemie" <mf at austinfarm.org>
>> To: "Mr Lucky" <steve at mrlucky.com>; "Market Farming"
>> <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 12:21 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Buried T-Tape
>> > On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 09:56:12AM -0700, Mr Lucky wrote:
>> >> I haven't used t-tape for years but this year I bought a bunch. I
>> >> it
>> >> under the soil along with the seeds but now I'm thinking it wasn't
>> >> such
>> >> smart idea.
>> >> I've heard it tends to last just a season if you bury and I can live
>> > It seems just the opposite to me; that is, irrigation tubing lasts
>> > longer if buried. Though some insects bore through it and rodents dig
>> > into to it buried, the problems seem worse when it is on the surface.
>> > Here in central Texas, we can't rely on rainfall to bring crops up and
>> > it is difficult to get bed tops wet with buried tubing. For that
>> > reason, I have reverted to surface placement.
>> >> that, but I like to fertilize with a side dressing once the plants
>> >> come
>> >> up
>> >> but without water hitting the fertilizer, is there any point? Should I
>> >> use a
>> >> foliar fertilizer? Any suggestions?
>> > Chemical nitrogen fertilizers are highly hydrotropic (is that the
>> > word?). Just a bit of drizzle or even high humidity is enough to get
>> > the fertilizer dissolved and into soil.
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