One of the main tasks at The Raincatcher’s Garden right now is installing drip irrigation. Our liscensed irrigator, Doug Andrews of Double D Landscapes is at the helm.
The process of irrigating a large garden like The Raincatcher’s Garden is cumbersome. Purple has become our new favorite color and the reason is that our future plans include harvesting water collected from the roof of nearby buildings. The color purple is used to identify pumps, tanks and pipes carrying reclaimed water for reuse. Purple or what looks like a pretty shade of lavender means non potable or non drinkable water. At our garden on Joe Field Road we had two large 2500 gallon cisterns collecting rainwater off our large shed. We don’t have them yet for our new garden and will judiciously use city water in the meantime. Anyone want to donate rainwater cisterns?
In the meantime, our plant success depends on our amended soil, heavy mulch application, and hand watering. More rain is welcome!
Find out more about Drip Irrigation as taught by Dr. Dotty Woodson, here.