Tours | Irrigation


  Newly seeded beds must be kept moist until the seed germinates. Once the stand has germinated, we cut back on irrigation, letting the plant develop a good root system.

The mulched and transplanted beds are closely monitored for irrigation needs. If the moisture tension in those beds is lost, it's nearly impossible for the drip tape to be effective. Uneven watering itself can lead to disease problems. In tomatoes, for instance, it can contribute to a disease called blossom end rot. We consider watering one of the most crucial jobs on the farm.