Record rain fall in the south including Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas has destroyed a lot of plants, gardens and farmland. I have never seen so much rain fall in my garden and scrambling on what to do to save my tomato plants. I came up with a tongue in cheek way to save my tomato plants with my latest invention called the Tomato Saver.
We finally got our soil test sample results back from the state extension office and was baffled by our soil results. I put of a lot of thought into and hard work to improve the garden space I figured that I would get better results or should I say different results. I research the internet to see what all the numbers indicated. I found the video from One Yard Revolution and he broke down the results on his soil sample and it all made sense.
Assuming anything can be a bad thing and you need to know the numbers to make sense of what you have and don’t have. A soil sample from a professional lab is one of the best investments you can make to your garden, plants and yourself.
The old cliche “knowing is half the battle” fits best with this ideology.
Please contact your local extension office and invest your time and get the information about your soil and your plants will thank you for it.
Here is a link to find your local extension office.
It is that time of the year were spring is about to sprung. And where we give back to our YouTube subscribers and our viewers. This year we have a great package to give out to fellow gardeners. Some of the items being given away this year:
Melnor Aqua Timer Model 3012
6in Plant Labels
Whitefly Sticky Traps
CocoGro Coconut Coir
Secureline Jute Twine Dispenser
Garden Hand Tools
The Self Watering Drip Irrigation System made completely from PVC is the subject of this video. We found a pin on Pinterest that went viral and decided if it was easy and cheap like the article claimed. We made the whole drip system for the low price of $50.00.
We used a very small amount of drip irrigation supplies. I chose this method over soaker hoses due the longevity of PVC materials. With the add on of the Melnor Water timer ,model 3012, this irrigation system is completely automated.
The water system is a furrow style to water between the rows of your garden. We used a 7/64 drill bit to make the self drip size just right.I would go smaller next time. If your ever in the south during the heat of the summer, this will help water your garden and save your hard work on your plants.