Watering with a 'sprinkler-can'...

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  1. Aug 24, 2018 #1

    The Poet

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    Watering is important, so important that I would like share this.
    Now, when one thinks of a 'sprinkler-can' one pictures a gallon or so container with a handle and a spout.
    The spout has an attachment with lots of little holes which divide the water into little streams.
    No...
    Thats not a 'sprinkler-can' thats a sprinkler but not really a 'can'.

    Now by a 'sprinkler-can'... I am referring to a means of measuring the water as well as applying it to the plant, in a 'sprinkle' so to speak.

    Take a 28 oz can, like whole tomatoes come in. Then drive 5 holes in the bottom with a medium nail.
    {1" apart}

    When watering hold the can with holes, {the holy can} in your left hand and the normal can in your right.
    Hold the holy-can over the plant as you fill the other can out of the bucket, then fill the holy-can half way and let the little stream of water slowly soak in.
    Go round the outside over and over... pour in the rest of the filler can and sprinkle,
    then dump the last little bit of water in the center.
    Do this for all the other plants and let them sit for half an hour, then repeat.
    The 'sprinkler can' will sprinkle too fast when full, and very little if almost empty.
    Half full is about right. Just fill the 'sprinkler can' several times.

    For a 3 gallon pot, 2 cans is perfect. A little bit runs out of the bottoms as they sit, before I move them back into their place. Perfect.
    I mix nutrients and I know exactly how much to make.

    For 2 gallon pots, a little over half a can is right. 2/3 can is too much.
    A little runs out the bottom... perfect!
    Using the sprinkler-can and a measured amount of water,
    minimizes washing my 'super soil' of its nutrients.
    Its simple, effective and to the point.
    Like me.

    Thank you...

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  2. Aug 26, 2018 #2

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    Its interesting how we find those little tricks that work for those unique situations. All those little tricks come in handy sooner or later. :)
     
  3. Sep 21, 2018 #3

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    Update Sprinklercans...


    I just had an idea...


    Stand at the sink with a dozen empty 28 oz cans, a big nail and a hammer.
    {I save 28 oz cans to scoop chicken feed and dog feed from sacks with.
    And I have dozens as 'can saving' becomes a habit}

    One hole in the middle and four more holes around the first hole.
    'in the flat, center of the can', about an inch apart.
    Not on the outside as it'll be hard to aim and be messy.

    Fill the sink with water enough to scoop up a can full and reuse the water.
    {Cheaper to use dishwater}
    Then use the water to test the hole placement. Make one and try it.
    Watch how it runs out of the holes in the can.
    Is it smooth or messy?
    Make corrections and keep experimenting till the water is easily controlled and then make several cans like the best model and trash all the 'practice cans'.
    A good sprinkler can is fast, easy to aim, not messy.
    Make five or six, they last years.

    There, the perfect sprinkler can.


    Thank you...


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  4. Oct 23, 2018 #4

    sopappy

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    Neat idea but you lost me with the fine adjustments....how do you make corrections to or adjust 5 punched nail holes?
     
  5. Oct 23, 2018 #5

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    I water via a Solo cup. How much water they get depends on how dry the soil is. I always strive for a really good wet-dry cycle. I feel it helps the roots grow better. jmo
     
  6. Oct 23, 2018 #6

    The Poet

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    Sopappy,


    Sorry, I haven't been able to post here on the M. passion forum,
    I can't log in but it is working now, so...

    The holes closer and farther apart.
    Make sure they are smooth holes.
    Take the nail and wallow it around in the hole to get the little pieces of metal to lay down.
    You'll see. Some work better than others.
    Luck and later Sopappy dude...


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