Hello, I am new to the forum, though I have been on here many times in my search for a beautiful garden! I have a couple issues and I did look on the FAQ's but didn't see a direct answer to some of my questions, hopefully someone out there can help with at least some of them.
First, we built a concrete raised bed along the whole back of our yard, it is filled with a mix soil. All of our drip system irrigation was already in place from existing landscape so that is the first problem. We have a mix of vegetables, herbs, annuals and some shrubs in the raised bed. All of the drippers are the adjustable kind. My problem is the watering, it seems like if I set the watering for a few days a week and more time, everything is on death's door, so we bumped it up to 6 days a week for 35 minutes which I think is too much. What is the best way to water with a less than perfect system already in place?
Next, my pepper plants are snapping in half! They were looking pretty good and actually starting to produce a few peppers and now half of them are snapping in the center of the stalk. Any ideas?
Lastly, is it too late to plant a few vinca in pots? I got a bunch of coco lined wall hangers and planted vinca and half of them are wilted and dying, I'm wondering how much moisture is retained since it seems like it all just drips out the bottom. I should have lined them with something but didn't read that until after I planted.
Thanks in advance for any help!! I am a true beginner and I've already killed half of my vegetables but I'm going to keep trying and hopefully learn from my mistakes.