Furrow Irrigation

June 12, 2012 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Watering is a regular task in the garden, and many gardeners look for ways to make this task easier.  In the beach flats garden, most of the parcels are planted in rows or furrows.  The furrow is a mound of soil that has been scooped up onto the base of the plants.  To water, a gardener places the hose at one end of the row and it runs to the other end and fills up.  This allows the water to soak in down by the roots where it is needed.  Initially the seeds are sown on flat soil.  Once the plants reach sufficient height, the gardener comes with a garden hoe and scoops the soil from between the rows and mounds it up onto the base of the plant.  In the process the gardener kills any weeds encountered.  This process is repeated several times throughout the season to control weeds.  Once the plants get tall enough they will shade the soil and weeds will have a hard time growing.

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  • 1. olemike  |  June 16, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Nice looking garden.

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