Entries Tagged as 'Raised Beds'

How to Install Drip Irrigation in Woolly Pocket’s Meadow Raised Beds

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The talented landscape designer, Patty Hume of BreakUrban recently did a great tutorial on how to install drip irrigation using our Lil’ Meadow floor planters. We definitely encourage the use of drip irrigation as it produces the best results with your plants. Below is our slightly modified instructions from Patty’s using drip kits sold in our Woolly Pocket shop.

Materials Needed:

Lil’ Meadow raised beds
Drip Kit : includes drip line, stakes, T’s and L’s connectors, and end plugs
Automatic Drip Timer Valve
Drip Supply Line Kit
Heavy Duty Scissors



Photos by Patty Hume

Instructions:
1. Layout your Lil’ Meadows raised beds. Fill it up with soil. Then, space the brown drip lines 6″ apart, so water will evenly distribute to the soil. Run drip lines from one end of the Lil’ Meadow to the other.

2. Insert two stakes per drip line, about 12″ apart. Then, snap the drip lines to the stakes. If the drip line is too long and goes over the Lil’ Meadow, cut the ends of the drip lines. Now, use the three end plugs to close the ends of the drip lines.

3. Once all the drip lines are in place you will need to connect them with the black drip line that comes with the drip kit. Use the “L” connector for the first row and use the “T” connectors for the other two rows of drip lines.

4. Connect the black 4′ drip line at the end of “T” connector. And plug a two-sided open connector to the end of that line.

5. Now, connect it to the 25′ supply line, which connects to the line adapter and pressure regulator.

6. Connect to the Automatic Timer Valve which connects to the hose bibb. And now, your drip irrigation is set!

6. You wanna test the irrigation and timer. Let it run for 20+ minutes and observe the moisture pattern. Confirm that all the fittings are snug and that water is distributed evenly. Adjust location of stakes as needed. Once everything is working properly you can get busy planting!


Photos by Patty Hume

Look how awesome Patty’s meadow of delicious veggies look after just six weeks! She planted lettuce, onions, chives, parsley, cauliflower, rhubarb, carrots, cucumber and pepper plants. Harvest us hungry for some yummy veggies! Be sure to check out Patty Hume’s site for other landscaping projects!

Learning to be an urban gardener with Meadow.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I have a yard for the first time in about 15 years. The yard is awesome, especially considering how close I live to Downtown Los Angeles– but the ground is all brick and cement and before meeting Meadow, I didn’t think it would be possible for me to actually grow food in the yard (partially because of the cement, and partially because I thought that I didn’t have a ‘green thumb’.)

Now, everyday I get to throw some stuff from the Meadow into the mix at dinner– and last weekend, for the first time we cooked a meal from the Meadow. I can’t even begin to describe how good that felt (and tasted)!   I realize now that the whole ‘green thumb’ thing seems to me to be a myth. All it really takes is learning about plants (what they like and dislike), remembering to water them, and Meadow’s breathable felt and self-watering reservoir really does help too. Before growing edibles with meadow I could keep a basil plant alive for a few weeks max, and I couldn’t keep cilantro alive if my life depended on it. But as I plant more and more yummies in the Meadow, and learn more about plants, I truly am becoming an urban gardener– and it feels awesome! (and my cat, Luda really loves the Meadow too, especially since we planted some fresh catnip just for him.)

Until Next time…xoxo

~J (AKA the Plant Rookie)

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