Pipe finally got here

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Jogeephus

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After a small delay in my pipe deliver I finally got the load of pipe in and I installed the irrigation in one day. (I'm pleased with how the irrigation turned out in spite of the fact I did not use a pencil and paper.) Then it started raining. :lol2: Here is what the garden is looking like as of today and I'm ready for a drought.

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Yep. I got 12 or 13 out of that patch last year. The drought hit worst just as the corn was tassling and I stuck a soaker hose down a few rows just so I'd have something but the coons destroyed what few rows that actually made corn. This is why I stuck the irrigation in. I mean to have sweet corn this year.
 

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man you have a big nice clean garden there.being able to irragate it will come in handy.
 

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That's one beauty of a garden you got there. Looks like you could feed a small village. Did you use certified organic green pipe?
 
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How many heads are you running and what's your pump? Is it zoned?
I've been thinking about doing the fields here at the house like that but using t posts so the cows don't bust em down.
 
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ohiosteve":1ehwayr2 said:
That's one beauty of a garden you got there. Looks like you could feed a small village. Did you use certified organic green pipe?

But of course. Why grow anything inorganically when I can get sevenfold the price for organic. :lol2: I do grow a lot but its unfortunate that so few of the village people will come out and pick it cause I give the surplus away.

Hook, I just replumbed the well and ran 1.5 inch pipe to the garden then necked the trunk line down to 1" then went with some irrigation sprinkler heads off a pivot system at 3/4". At 50 psi, its tossing about 90' diameter and somwhere around 18 gpm. I still need to refine a few things but it will wet it right quick.
 

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Looks good.
I'm wondering how well you'll hit the back rows of corn one it gets up a little taller as the trajectory of the water will send it into the taller cornstalks but I'm sure you'll get the bugs worked out.
 
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I'll have to watch it and see. The water is about 12 feet above the ground and the nozzles are from a center pivot so it actually is sending more water to the outside than the inside of the arc since its designed for a walking pivot. I could buy some nozzles with disperses on them but I don't want to spend the money if I don't have to. I have a good bit of overlap set but will still have some weak spots in the corners. I was tempted to mount some risers in these corners too but getting a sprinkler to only do a percentage of a rotation is sometimes hard to keep it working and I figured it wasn't worth the aggrevation or the cost. I hope I don't have to use them at all but had I had it last year I would have made corn instead of just a few ears.
 

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3waycross":17c2w8vt said:
Nice garden Jo. That's more corn than we have in the whole county!
Have you ever seen such a great looking garden. Perfection....heck my living room ain't that clean. :lol:
 
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Thanks. I don't know how much longer I can keep it this clean and stay organic. I've been pretty steady with the ferrous oxide treatments. I may have an outlet for some of the produce and hope to be selling some corn shortly if I can make it before everyone else does. I should be picking squash tomorrow and the beans aren't far from being ready. Does anyone know whether or not non-reported income is taxable? If it is, I was wondering if I just left the governments share in the garden and they can pick it themselves.
 
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Hard to leave 40% sitting in the field waiting for the gvt officials to figure out how to do the paperwork to pick it.
 

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