[Market-farming] Sprinklers for beds

Sean Albiston lab at physics.umn.edu
Thu Feb 8 09:08:56 EST 2007

I use Netafim supernets, however they don't make super short range models
anymore.  I think the best you will do is 12-15ft radius now.  I have some
older models that spray a fine spray at about 5ft that I like to use for
transplant production overflow.

sean albiston

 I have a good selection of drip supplies, but last year found that I seem
> to
> need sprinklers to get salad mix, carrots, etc germinated. My first
> instinct
> was to find sprinklers (circle or half-circle) that would just cover a 3 -
> 4
> foot wide bed. They are hard to find, so I am thinking of planting shorter
> wider areas, lumping closely-spaced crops in a 15-foot or so wide section.
> Or using one hose between 2 beds with full circle sprinklers overlapping,
> so
> the radius would be 4 - 5 feet.
> I would appreciate suggestions for sprinklers or management please. I am
> on
> a heavy silty/sandy loam, and my seedbeds just don't get fine enough to
> wick
> moisture across the surface from drip tape. I think once the roots go
> down,
> drip tape will be fine, and I should be able to move the sprinkler setup
> to
> the next seeding.
> Thank you for your advice.
> Beth Spaugh
> Rehoboth Homestead
> Peru NY
> http://rhomestead.com
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