what's your formula for drip watering your veges?
So we have drip irrigation in our vege garden this year, and trying this year to figure out the "proper" amount for how many days and how long to set the time for watering in zone 5 (mile high elevation).
We are using one 2 gallon/hr nozzle on each plant. So I'm trying to decide how long to run the timer each time I water, and how many days I should water each week. Seems most say you should water longer each time, and fewer times each week, for best root development.
Is anyone experienced with drip irrigation for veges? I was thinking about 10 min. for 3 days per week - does that sound reasonable, or is that too little or too much? It's kind of confusing because some places say most veges need 1" of water per week. But inches would have to be relative to the size of the area you are watering, so how would you correctly calculate that anyway?! Ugh - I've never been a big math person anyway!!
If you have a tried-n-true method for using drip irrigation for your veges, would love to hear it! I know their are a lot of variables to factor in (soil type, humidity, plants, etc.), but thought there is probably at least a few folks here that might have some advice for me.