Sunday, January 14, 2007

Deep Watering : Method #2

Our local Council, have long had the practice of adding about 30cm of flexiable tubing when they plant new street trees. They then come around every month of so on the trees first two summers and fill the pipe with water.

So this second method involves adding a pipe or other channel way to let you deliver water deep below the new developing roots when you do the planting. The same pipe can come in handy during dry spells. However trying to add pipe below existing plant may do more damage than good. If you buy plants in tubes (they are very economic to buy that way) a great thing to do is bury the tube (unfortunatey the tube pots are seldom longer than 10cm) right beside the plant as you are planting it, you can then fill this tube with water as the plant develops.

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