It looks like no rain this week. With seeds and seedlings for 2 dozen different veggies now settling in, that means we’ll be watering every day.
Some plants will be fine with a dousing every second day, but some need a daily slug. These include carrots, beets, arugula, cilantro, basil, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, book chi, salad turnips, scallions, spinach, mesclun and radishes.
The cycle time for hand watering is roughly 3.5 minutes per 2 gallon watering can (Fill from tap: .5 min, Carry to plot: .5 min, Sprinkle: 2.0 min, Return to tap: .5 min). That’s about 2 hours for the 32 gallons needed for the water-every-day veggies.
Left to one’s self, watering becomes almost a meditation. But when supervisors join in from the playground next door, it shifts to a different realm.