[Market-farming] Sprinklers for beds

Paul Bucciaglia pbucciaglia at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 8 13:44:07 EST 2007

Hello Beth,
  You  might consider 'mini wobblers'.  I am not crazy about them (they are much more time consuming to move than aluminum pipe) but if you don't have a lot of water, a line of them can sprinkle a couple of beds at a time.
  I think they are in Rain Flo.
  Paul Bucciaglia
  Fort Hill Farm

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  1. Sprinklers for beds (Beth Spaugh)
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Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 20:38:19 -0500
From: "Beth Spaugh" 

Subject: [Market-farming] Sprinklers for beds
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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

Paul Bucciaglia
Fort Hill Farm
Organic Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers
18 Fort Hill Rd.
New Milford CT 06776
(860) 350-3158
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