[tomato] Drip irrigation systems

Greg Park (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:28:06 -0700

Hi all,

I just finished installing a drip irrigation system in my garden and bought
this fancy digital timer.  How many gallons of water should a tomato plant
get per day or per week?  My garden (which is at a friends house) is in
sunny southern California near Los Angeles Airport.  The area is often sunny
with morning and evening fog at times.  The soil is a sandy loam that drains
fairly well and I am using black plastic mulch.

I know Chuck and others espouse deep watering every so often...just how much
would that be?

Best regards,

Greg Park
Santa Monica, Zone 9