I'm harvesting rain water and found this that lets me figure how much
water to put on my beds this summer.
# "If we take 1 square foot of ground, 12" X 12" and have 1 inch of
rain, we end up with .623 gallons of water. There are 43,560 square
feet in each acre of ground. With a one inch rain that gives 27,137.88
gallons per acre."
Huh? I have *no* idea what you are trying to convey.
What doesn't work like what? What is not a little one foot waterproof
container? Seriously, I am clueless about what you mean and I don't
even have me snooter in the ale barrel.
Perhaps I was not clear and assumed that people would know that
capturing roof runoff and storing it in a tank and barrels and then
using the saved water for watering raised beds is what I was talking
about, ie. harvesting rain water. It is a handy figure to know in order
to calculate the square footage of my beds, start watering, and know
when to stop when I have applied, say one inch of water, by simply
looking at the graduations on my tank.
Either you have one freakin' big tank (27,137.88 gal./acre and just how
tall are you eves?) or your planing on scaling this back some. What you
using drip? I mean, what are you using, drip? Farml said somethin' about
low pressure drip but I got lost in the conversation about sagging
hindsides and such, sorry, old habits and all that;-) (Did I mention
that I have been confirmas as having Donelop's disease? My gut done
loped over my belt;-) [There must be a 12 step program for smiley face
absers.] Any who, you must know that for drip, you have to have a larger
feeder line, because laminar flow will reduce the pressure at the
extremities of the spaghetti drip emmiters. I use the 1/4 inch that has
1/2 gal/hr emmiters every 12" but that only works up to 20'.
Who was the "Psycho Ceramic"? Haven't seen him around here before. He
sure jumped in and out fast.
Scaled back just a bit. 1 350 gal tank and two 55 gal barrels, with
two more in the works when I get the trade worked out with the present
owner, who happens to be my mother.....*should* be easy, but you know
how mothers can be1 ;-)
Crimeny, what's all this low pressure drip and tubing and all
that.......this is sounding scientific and expensive in amount of time
to setup and buy and figure, oh balls....what I will do is simply hook
the garden hose to the 350gal/hr pond pump, given the grid stays up,
and water with a wand......kind of a meditational thing.
THe bottom of the tank is only about four *inches* above the level of
the garden, so pressure, particularly when at a low level is minimal
and I'm not inclined to figure volume and distance and reductions and
all that. Now, If I were clinging to the side of a mountain, like you
are, it might be adifferent story! :-)
I haven't measured the square footage of the portion of the roof that
supplies the tank, but it is not large, and it filled this weekend on
one rain. Don't know how much it rained, cuz the rain gauge froze and
broke. The barrels both ran way over.
Elifino....elifino what the poster meant either.
Hey! Is one of the symptoms of Donelop's a fallen arse that somehow
creeps out the top of one's shorts? Elifino, but I got's both goin'
Here's a general guideline I use when to know to water the new arrivals to
keep em' moist at all times. The reason I use this method is that air
moisture levels, direct sunshine, and air temperature change all the time.
Use a stone birdbath that holds about 1" of water. When it dries up, I fill
it and water the new plants as well.
I tend to water when the phlox wilts within a day or three.
We have a stone bird bath and like the notion. However our birds would
give many false readings. So some sort of fencing would be in order
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