41 thoughts on “What Watering Systems Do I Use for Our Vegetable Garden & Fruit Trees

    Harry Porter

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Best wasp spray for aroung the garden it starter fluid(automotive). Drops em mid flight and evaporates away

    Keck Homestead

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Just curious if in your area if y’all can have rain catchments? I have rain barrels throughout my garden and property where I collect rain water and use that to water my fruit trees and gardens that way I don’t have to pay for the water. But I know there are several places here in the USA that it’s against the law to do that. Can you believe that? Against the law to collect FREE rain that falls from the sky on their own property 🤔

    Andrew Thomas

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Good tip…..instead of using stops at the end of each run of pipe…add an inline tap instead…then you can flush out the whole system by opening the tap for short time…flush out and close the tap again..problem solved..:)

    agaveman

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Antihistamines are good for that.. Benadryl, but won't help with the pain.. ibuprofen should help.
    I saw your"booster" pump?
    How's that connect with the system? Who's eating all that food? You can as well?
    Just a gorgeous"allotment".. does that mean you own it or "allowed" to inhabit a certain amount?

    David Shields

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    I've been overthinking watering my veggie garden all this time. I use a 19mm with thin risers and got sick of catching it with the whipper snipper and all the blockages. I got the shits and ripped the whole lot out this morning. Thanks for the great idea of the impact sprinkler. I have one in the shed and I'm off to set it up now.
    Oh, and don't get me started with those paper wasps! They defend their nests viciously. I did a revenge "drive-by" on some the other day in the paddock basher.

    loogiemistress

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Hehehe nice ending!
    Lots of good info as usual 🙂

    50 shades of green

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    i've got a small garden and just bought the up to date hozelock version of this system

    Dorothy Fu

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Hi Mark: I am afraid I have to say to you that nowadays, no one can say anymore, 'I just didn't know what to do with this and that …' (I can't believe I am saying this, because I am not very savvy on computer stuff) All you have to do, even in an emergency, is to just google: 'What is the best home remedy for wasp stings' (or anything), and instantly you will get answers. The one that I remembered was about baking soda. Last summer we had wasp invasion into our house. I got stung few times when I tried to kill them. But I didn't remember to google. I just endured the pain. Finally we had to have somebody come and do some spraying. Now I google everything.

    The Hairy Farmer

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Hey Mark – water leaving a septic tank (septic – not nuked with chlorine), is fine to use on fruit trees and top crops; so long as the ground is watered and not the plants. Not recommended for root crops. You can however, utilise that water to make fantastic compost.

    Michael Phelps

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    hi mark i enjoy watching yor vido it helps out a lot on what to do 👍👍

    marilyn gandhi

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Audio is fine… You're stronger than me, I can't garden in January – its just TOO hot for me

    marilyn gandhi

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Love those little eggplants… :-))

    Steven Bates

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Quiet a third eye you have developing. They're mean little buggers.

    Clitories Deplorable

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Your lawns look nice and green Mark! On the Southside of Brisbane we have near drought conditions.

    Sandra Clark

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    I love your honesty and thanks for posting such an informative vid. Answered all my questions that having been running around my head in regards to irrigation systems. Thanks heaps.

    Rejeesh C

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Hi Mark what kind of a weed mat you used on your garden especially where the galvanised beds situated?

    David Byrne

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Glad your feeling some what better your a clever Gardner very creative to be sure

    David Byrne

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Good viedo mark enjoyed it watch out for those dam bees

    David Crowson

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    You've got a beautiful place, great video thanks for sharing!

    Carryadah Leepile

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Thanks Mark for the informative video, really appreciate your videos.Sorry about the wasp sting, lil bit of apple cider massage helps.

    jecriggs

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Very interesting vid, Mark. Thanks for sharing your setup experiences. Sorry to hear you got stung by a wasp. Wasp stings can be painful. Just curious as to why you took painkillers instead of an antihistamine such as Benadryl?

    M. Forest Shipps

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Hi, at 15:24 what is that metal funnel used for? Thank you!

    Louis King

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Great vid mate!

    WW Suwannee

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Hey Mark, are you guys getting that crazy heat up there like they are having down south? I read in the news that in some places the blacktop is melting…holy cow! I have lots of wasps around my place too, I tend to let them be as long as they don't bother us ( they are good caterpillar hunters), I don't let them live around the house though. Ever notice how they turn around on the nest to watch you, like " I see you human", almost like little evil assassin bastages lol. It's funny, I went through the same steps with irrigation as you did, I live in Florida so water is not an issue, it's rainbird (as you say impact) sprinklers all the way, and in some of my isolated beds I just use an old fashioned puck sprinkler like the ones in your orchard. These people that argue that overhead watering burns the plants in the sun is BS…never had a problem and besides it rains duh lol. A side note for all of you who have a septic systems with a leach field, don't make the mistake I did one year…..do not grow English peas ( or any pea ) on your leach field……I will leave you to guess what they tasted like 🙂 Anyway, thanks for the vid….gg.

    Sandra Bentley

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Very informative, thank you. Sorry to hear about your wasp sting, but I guess we need these predators in our gardens. Question. Did I hear you say your summers were dry? Reason I ask is because here in central Florida, we are meant to have similar climates, but we get hot, rainy, humid summers. Please clarify, because I am learning from you what I can & cannot grow here in our sub tropical climate. Our dry season is now (winter here). Hope you can answer this question. Thank you for your wonderful vlogs, they really help me a lot.

    Lynn Plestid

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Glad to see your forearm has hailed ok VA's rock, my wife asks me why I'm always on guard lol Just look at her and say habit watching out for you god bless

    Nancy Fahey

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    I just loved seeing your garden. It's 21° here in central Florida. Depressing.

    Mark W Myers

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Thank you Mark I need to work on my watering system this year too. In the spring this is the snow melts.

    amy mac

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    really informative vid, mark!  thanks for sharing all the things you tried first and how they worked or didn't work – this is what we love about your style – keep 'em coming 🙂  I mean, ants building nests in the system?! Who knew!  That's QLD for you, if it isn't biting you, it's nesting in your stuff or eating it.  that's the kind of info you can only get on channels like yours that helps others avoid the same mistakes and try something else instead – and together we all get better!, and it's a bloody public service you deliver.  Cheers!

    David Fricker

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    nice & Kind
    man understanding of wasps. I had a nest in the mirror of my car. I worked all around them and since they were used to me they didn't bother me. Once I accidentally bumped the mirror and a guard wasp came out and bumped into my forehead. Just a be careful warning. We all got along fine. After a few years, they abandoned the site. No harm to anyone and an insiteful relationship for me.

    Thor Morse

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Hi Mark. Best time to do wasps is dusk when they are all back in the nest.
    cheers Thor

    Jeanette Doorey

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Hey Mark, those bloody wasps are a pain literately,lol loved the video,we use sprinklers also in our veggie garden I have them supported overhead(upside down so they get everything as having the sprinklers on the ground didn’t work with trellising

    BetterYouBetterWorld

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    bloody surface spray ey? aw booo mark booo killed wasp booo nerr

    Dewald Wilken

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    So much fun to see a baby you 😂. Enjoy your revenge

    Carol Ann

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    I hand water. It gets me outside and, like you said, you inspect as you go.

    MissionOnA

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    Hey mate a good way to get rid of wasps and spiders is to spray them with house wash

    BetterYouBetterWorld

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    mooore mulch clap clap clap lol

    Carol Ann

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    I had a system of tubes and risers years ago and my dog kept chewing the heads off the risers 🐶😡

    BetterYouBetterWorld

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    sick shade house i need one

    Joseph Brendel

    (March 15, 2018 - 3:05 pm)

    BAKING SODA, WET BAKING SODA, WET BAKING SODA AND BENADRYL IT WORKS!! I SWELL UP LIKE A PUMPKIN AND ONE GOT ME ON MY NOSE, MOM IN LAW (AMISH KIND) OF CURE WET BAKING SODA. ABOUT 5 OR SO HOURS LATER THE FACE WAS BACK TO THE WAY I LOOKED BEFORE THE WASP KISS HAHAH LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE HIGH AND TIGHT YOU GOT THERE (HAIR CUT) I JUST SHAVE MINE KEEP MY BEARD BUT SHAVE THE HEAD. LOVE YOUR SHOW MARK, OLD ONE LEGGED JOSEPH T.

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