Recommendations for watering
My rooftop lacks the convenience of a water source. As a result, I put together a watering system which I can finally say is working and completely adjustable.
Here's what I have growing up there and the size container its in:
5 tomato plants in 5 gallon plastic terra cotta colored pots
3 sweet pepper and 1 habanero in 4 gallon "cast stone" pots
Nam Doc Mai Mango, Lychee, Meyer Lemon and Sugar Apple in 7 gallon terra cotta pots
The watering system is a 55 gallon drum with a 550gph submersible pump dunked inside controlled by an outdoor digital programmable timer. It pushes out water to the plants via 1/2" plastic tubing with 1/4" tubing and drippers completing the last couple of inches to each plant/tree. I'm using the adjustable drippers which allow me to compensate for container size, pressure differentials and the water demands of each plant/tree.
Right now temperatures are getting more tolerable, not spiking to the mid 90's like during the summertime. I was thinking of setting the timer to water Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, at 8 in the morning for 7 minutes. Would anyone care to make any recommendations based on my locale/plants/system?
Thanks in advance,