A visit to the vegetable test gardens in Brentwood are fruitful. Small berries are starting to form on the strawberry wall and the tomatoes are flowering already. After 3 weeks the Harvest Walls are growing in. The roots emerge from the root wrappers to receive nutrients and water from the felt.
We have run irrigation lines across the top row of pockets. We are using 1/4″ mini soaker hose connected to 1/4″ irrigation tubing connecting it to the hose timer. Our hose timers are set to water for 1 minute every 6 hours.
Usually it is considered too early to start planting in this area because the ground is too cold. The pleated planters are warmed by the sun getting us off to an early start.