Newbie - Vermiculite and watering questions
I'm starting my first SFG this year and I have a question about the vermiculite. I plan to follow Mel's mix exactly for the soil. However, people have told me that vermiculite is difficult to work with and that it can be harmful if it gets in your eyes or if you breathe it in by accident. They told me I should wear a mask when I'm working it into my soil. Can all you experienced SFG folks give me feedback on that?
Also, I have a watering question. I live in the Pacific Northwest and our summers are dry so I will be watering every day. I am only going to have 4 - 4x4 boxes set out in a row with 3' walkways in between. I am planning to put an oscillating sprinkler in between the two boxes and regulate it so it completely hits the boxes. Then set it on a timer to go off early in the morining and in the early evening every day. Do you think this is a good system?
Thanks so much for any suggestions!!!