My concept this year is to have the sun heat the roots of the tomato plants and by doing the wasted space between the rows makes watering easy. I pull a 50 gallon water tank on a cart behind a golf cart and use an old RV water pump with 45 psi output and can water the plants while driving the golf cart. Very quite and peaceful that’s how my day starts and it takes from 6 am to 8 am. I use about 140 gallons each day making sure that just the plants get the water and not the whole garden. I like looking at the garden from my air conditioned lawnmower
Spent some time in my south smaller garden today. The basil and carrots seem to be doing good and some tomato plants are getting some height to them. In the last picture my larger garden can also be seen.
The wind driven rain with thunder storms with the combined weight of the tomato plants has been breaking my 3/4" bamboo poles. As a reinforcement I've been putting in 5' pieces of steel rebarb which is made to reinforce concrete. Then I had to pick up the broken bamboo poles and the plants and tie them to the steel poles. The lemon cucumbers are doing well and taste great. We've canned about 23 pints into pickles so far. Our pepper plants and still small with the ones planted in the planter boxes supporting the mail box doing the best. The last picture is one of the lemon cucumbers the size and color for picking.
It even makes me laugh when I look at my videos of how I planted but they are strong and the stalks are pretty thick.This is not a conventional garden due to my twist while planting. I’ve cut back on the amount of water that I give them in the morning by 1/2. I was shocked at the fact that after that bad thunderstorm and about 1/2 of the bamboo poles were broken that they survived when I put in 5’ steel rebar band tied the broken bamboo poles to.