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No-Cost Tomato Drip Method
by Don Walton
I got 19 one-gallon vegetable cans from my local senior citizens center (They buy large cans of fruits and vegetables. Schools do as well).
I poked one small hole (less than 1/8 inch in diameter) in the side of each can near the bottom. Then I set the can at the base of each plant with the hole pointed toward the plant. With a five foot wand I fill up the cans with water.
The process takes less than 10 minutes to fill all 19 cans. The water drips out very slowly and the vegetables get a good soaking. You can refill the cans as many times as necessary to soak the roots of any plant. I attach the wand to my fertilizer canister if I want to put a fertilizer mix in the cans.
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