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  • basjoos
    ... The washout was a decade ago.  The grass that grows there is a lush green single blade; as far as gravity feed irrigation, any site or reading to
    Message 1 of 24 , Sep 1, 2008
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      --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, Ishaq Abdulkabir
      <iabdulkabir@...> wrote:
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      > actually, the pond had been there prior to the washout for years. 
      The washout was a decade ago.  The grass that grows there is a lush
      green single blade; as far as gravity feed irrigation, any site or
      reading to conceptualize it?  Pardon my newbie ignorance...
      >

      If you have lush grass growing on your old pond site, it sounds like
      the soil there is in better condition than the acidic red clay soil
      under the pines. To set up a gravity feed irrigation system, locate
      the highest elevation on your garden site. Follow the contour line
      from that location to where it intersects with the creek, then go
      upstream until you gain another 3 to 10 feet in elevation to provide
      sufficient head to drive the water flow through the pipes. Then
      either locate a natural pool in the creek near that location or
      partially dam the creek to form a small pool that you can draw your
      water from. Then run a pipe (2" to 4" diameter) from the pool to
      your garden, adding whatever tees and ball valves are needed to feed
      water to your garden beds.
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