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Re: San Diego garden photos
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2017, 03:21:09 PM »
Zero fungal issues there! Real purty.
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Re: San Diego garden photos
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2017, 04:03:57 PM »
can you link me to the irrigation sprayer you use thanks!

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Re: San Diego garden photos
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2017, 04:28:59 PM »
Cherimoyas I have are:
Bumpo,
Knight,
Dr white and vietnamese,
Fino de jete,
Chaffey,
Honeyhart.

For sprinklers I use orbit part 54040d (1/4 circle shrub head) on the cherimoyas, avocados, and mangos. I get them from lowes for around 1$ per head.  I use a 5/8 tubing to 1/2" slip pvc fitting to connect drip tubing to my pvc riser with 1/2" male threaded tip that the sprinkler goes on.  And I strap each head to a stake so I can move it as the tree grows.  There is a photo of one on a stake in a previous post in this thread.  Here is the sprinkler tip link:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Orbit-1-2-in-Brass-Plastic-Shrub-Head-Sprinkler/3425358



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Re: San Diego garden photos
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2017, 11:06:28 PM »
Spaugh,

Very nice. Congratulations!

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Re: San Diego garden photos
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2017, 01:24:07 AM »
Looking good! Making me antsy to get my plants in the ground. I will have to pick your brain when it comes time to set up mynirrigation system.

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Re: San Diego garden photos
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2017, 08:17:45 AM »
Amazing collection and the trees look great!

As an aside, I put in 2 miles of irrigation pipe and tweeked and re-tweeked the system a dozen or so times with the final tweek taking out all solenoid valves and electronics and going strictly to manual valves. My choice for very low maintenance filters is Amiad brand with S/S screen.  You don't have to change out some pricey cellulose filter either.  I also installed an Amiad that collects sand which is right off the well head.  Not only can it be taken apart and cleaned but by opening the valve you can blow collected sand out while the system is running.  The other filter is installed after a Mazzei injector and before the emitters in line.  The Mazzei is used to inject plant food and when needed 78% sulfuric acid to clean the emitters of bicarbs.

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Re: San Diego garden photos
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2017, 10:00:51 AM »
How awesome!! I'm so in love with your garden. New member here and am excited to learn from everyone!

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« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2017, 10:07:00 AM »
Amazing collection and the trees look great!

As an aside, I put in 2 miles of irrigation pipe and tweeked and re-tweeked the system a dozen or so times with the final tweek taking out all solenoid valves and electronics and going strictly to manual valves. My choice for very low maintenance filters is Amiad brand with S/S screen.  You don't have to change out some pricey cellulose filter either.  I also installed an Amiad that collects sand which is right off the well head.  Not only can it be taken apart and cleaned but by opening the valve you can blow collected sand out while the system is running.  The other filter is installed after a Mazzei injector and before the emitters in line.  The Mazzei is used to inject plant food and when needed 78% sulfuric acid to clean the emitters of bicarbs.

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Mark, I will have to google those things.  Our setup here is a bit different, the well fills a 10,000 holding tank to use in case of fire.  There is a 4" pipe to a hydrant for the fire dept.  Everything else is fed off a 2" pipe from the tank.  A 2HP booster pump and three 80 gallon bladder pressure tanks are there to keep the pressure up.  I put one of those stainless filters on the well head.  That takes care of the big dirt.  We have an issue of iron bacteria growing inside the tank.  So there has to be a 2nd and even 3rd set of filters to remove the stuff.  Its extremely small and can build up inside the pipes.  That is a whole challenge on its own delivering clean water to the sprinklers.  Ive got cheapo 5 micron 20" sediment cartridges setup to remove the small junk.  They are setup to where I can back flow and puke them out so Im not constantly replacing them.  Yeah good times digging, trenching, laying pipe, gluing, fixing, adjusting, monitoring, filtering...
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Re: San Diego garden photos
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2017, 02:44:39 PM »
Sounds like our old farm. We had 10 80gal bladders, 2 5 HP booster pumps and 30,000gal holding tanks with 3 wells. All kind of filters up to your ying yang.  You are not living off your land and yet you're running as much power or complicated system as some of the farmers in the deep south.  Might be those California's craziness.


Here's my old crib. Cattle ranch. Nearly 100 acres of peace and freedom. Obviously, I can't plant any tropical gardens there.

Below is our current crib, replacing all the Caballo with tropical fruit tree.








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Re: San Diego garden photos
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2017, 04:00:33 PM »
Nice pics spaugh, be careful not to girdle the trunks of the mangoes with those yellow rubbons.

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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2017, 04:12:04 PM »
The ribbon is flagging tape its very thin and stretchable.  Its got tanglefoot to keep the ants off the trees.  Those ants were really interested in the new mango flush.
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« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2017, 04:40:20 PM »
Sounds like our old farm. We had 10 80gal bladders, 2 5 HP booster pumps and 30,000gal holding tanks with 3 wells. All kind of filters up to your ying yang.  You are not living off your land and yet you're running as much power or complicated system as some of the farmers in the deep south.  Might be those California's craziness.


Here's my old crib. Cattle ranch. Nearly 100 acres of peace and freedom. Obviously, I can't plant any tropical gardens there.

Below is our current crib, replacing all the Caballo with tropical fruit tree.









Looks nice.  Theres 400 acres for sale down the way from here.  If I ever win the lottery Im going to buy it and open a monster nursery and a motocross park on it.  They are asking $4,000,000 last time I checked.
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« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2017, 05:32:37 PM »
3 months of growth








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« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2017, 09:39:57 AM »
Wow, everyone has their challenges and everyone's irrigation system is different.  I spent 2 hours screwing around with my irrigation system yesterday and it's screwed up again.  Not getting water to the vineyard now thanks to something blocking a line, most likely rubber.  I use rubber grommets and a barb attachment in the main lines and sometimes the grommets fail due to age and end up in the distribution line.  Won't bore you with the details....you guys have been there. 

Amazing setup on the dragon fruit Spaugh.  Looks like those posts have been wrapped in coir?  Nice choice.  Another good choice is osmunda fiber.   Everything looks great and man, that view!

Nice looking heeler too.  My Patty has her happy hour (playing ball) every late afternoon.  Has her own pool too!



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« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2017, 09:46:18 AM »
Spaugh, unlike "everybody does it" I shit canned the bladder tank and all the crap that goes with those systems and went with a Grundfos SQE CU 301, 1 HP in both wells.  It can be positioned vertically or sidewise.  This is really worth a look.  The power, volume, from this 3" pump is amazing.  It feeds 2 miles of 1/2" irrigation pipe with emitters without flinching. I can uncrimp a 1/2" poly line and shoot a stream of water 30'. 

It's basically a 240V fed system with a variable speed DC pump like your drill.  The computer (console and pressure transducer) "talks" to the pump via the 240V power line.  It's a smart computer controlling the RPM of the motor.  Has on board diagnostics in the console and with the push of a button you can adjust the PSI from 40 to 110 instantly!

http://us.grundfos.com/products/find-product/sqe.html



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« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2017, 11:41:54 AM »
My dog is 13 years old and still plays fetch everyday as long as you are willing to throw it.  And still can run down a coyote amazingly.  Good dogs.

Copy that on thewater setup.  I inherited the bladders and all when we moved in.  No need for a variable speed setup in ground since we have the tank but many of the neighbors use a variable speed boost pump setup.  I do like them and when the time comes to replace the pressure pump may go that route.  My neighbor has a goulds 1.5 horse booster with the little 2 gallon blue job on top. 
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« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2017, 11:46:39 AM »
Coco coir on the DF posts.  I used redwood 4x4s on some and T post on a couple that get the cage setup.  Im trying a few different things to see which lasts longer.  The phone booth cage deal is more complicated but will probably last a lot longer.  The T post is steel and I put some wood around it and coco around that but none of the wood is going to rot hopefully.
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« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2018, 02:58:01 PM »
Yesterday I found a banana fruit set.  My trees are just about a year old.  They are maybe 10 or 12ft tall now and got the first bananas ever.  Super excited about this one.  I mixed up the tags on the bananas but I think this one is a namwah.  It has  much more beefy looking stalks than the others.  Is this typical time of year for fruit set?

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« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2018, 03:08:03 PM »
July 2016


January 2017
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« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2018, 03:16:00 PM »
I also put in 16 more stone fruit trees on this hillside.  They are barely visible now.  They are bare root twigs.  I will post picks in 6 months and see how those progress.

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« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2018, 04:27:57 PM »
This is one of my dreams.

Where is this plot of land if you don't mind my asking?

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« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2018, 04:36:58 PM »
Just outside poway city limits.
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« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2018, 07:37:43 PM »
Amazing...

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« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2018, 08:34:49 PM »

The water is harder than tap water which is around 500ppm in san diego city but the well water has no chlorine and other toxins.  And I can water heavier to wash any salts out.  I had a little salt burn at the end of last summer.  But have been using softer fertilizers now so hopefully not salt build up.

A local nursery owner and now friend told me the soil here has a salt problem and suggested that agricultural gypsum can mitigate it. It may not be the same as your problem so testing is always a first step. He recommended a minimum of 10 kilos per 1000 square feet. This link seems to support the idea https://www.google.com.mx/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://aglifesciences.tamu.edu/baen/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/01/E-60-Managing-Soil-Salinity.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjwvOrw0ZLZAhVCzWMKHR4GBgIQFjAAegQIExAB&usg=AOvVaw2dEqFUK6pqcstCwt6eAHll. This link says gypsum can help leaching of salt http://www.eco-gem.com/gypsum-remediate-saline-sodic-soils/.

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« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2018, 07:51:10 AM »
Yes, it is amazing. Bananas look great.  Good luck!

 

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