The water shortage is all over the globe, already
here, or soon to come.
We could see this situation as us being in training
for climate change.
Has anyone tried using milk jugs or other single
use plastic containers to do drip irrigation of plants?
I am experimenting with them, putting a tiny hole
at the bottom on the side, filling it up, and putting
the cap on tightly. It won't leak, because of whatever
scientific principle that is... you know...
Then I will release the cap slightly when I want the water to
drip out near a plant (overnight preferably, so it
doesn't evaporate). If it works, I am going to ask
Javier to spend his time filling the jugs when the water is coming
from the pueblo, and then setting them out at dusk.
This should use less water and still keep the garden healthy.
Does this seem to make sense? There are dozens
of complicated versions of this (using milk jugs. etc.) on Youtube;
some involve digging the container into the ground; I am looking for simplicity.
Some version of this will work, so could people save their containers for me -
and I will pick them up. Be sure and save the caps, too. This would include:
milk jugs any size, water and pop (soda) bottles, those big juice bottles, etc.
Thanks! I'll let you know how this works -
and I welcome any suggestions to refine this idea.
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