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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote It’s getting warm here in Arizona with the temps already hitting 110+ in some locations. It’s a different world out here in the desert and there are a few th… Video Rating: 5 / 5

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  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago


  • jmmurdy 7 years ago

    Nice? video

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    sounds like it would work real well being that deep, but yeah the wind sux huh 🙂

    check out my old video from when I put up a? little frame for our smaller raised bed and let me know what you think…

    search my channel for this title:

    “COLD FRAME – Our raised garden bed frost cloth frame – Part 1 of 2 – Arizona winter garden”

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    I’ll try and make a video of what my shade? cloth area looks like for ya

  • Reaganite71 7 years ago

    My only reasoning for the conduit was the fear that the PVC would be so light it would really be prone to taking flight. I sink 1/2″ rebar 2′ in the ground and leave 2′ sticking up (4′ length bars) and just slide the 1/2″ conduit over it. You could get some Krylon and spray paint the conduit white, but if you have the PVC anchored, I bet it would work.? Just a little bit of shade though, through the hottest part of the day might make a BIG difference 😉

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    thank you! and you’re right on the money with the thought of a shade structure. I’ve got one going that uses landscape wire attached to the wall and use those heavy duty metal hand clamps. The wind really whips it though like you said, but after? it blowing down 3 times I think I’ve got it in place. Careful of the metal conduit though as it will get scorching hot, maybe painted pvc?

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    anytime :)?

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    thanks man! yea that’s a good idea to wet something down first and get to that colder deeper water and my house always seems to be covered in? dust from all the wind anyway lol

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    oh wait, oops? I though you were talking about the outside temp. LOL

  • bekka2joe 7 years ago

    I hear? ya bout the hot water in the hose, so when I use the hose, I just wet the porch, or settle the dirt before I water anything! Thanks for the reminder! Peace Out~

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    lol I hope? not, the most I’ve seen was 122 back in 2008

  • ArizonaPublic 7 years ago

    I think it gets to about? 133F

  • Reaganite71 7 years ago

    Good vid! I don’t know that I wouldn’t construct some cheap frames over my plants out there and attach shade cloth, just to the top, to give the plants a little breather from the mid-day sun. They would still get light and it might help? on watering too. I might sink 4 1/2″ rebar sticks around a bed and slide metal electrical conduit over them, 90 deg. elbows off to the other pipes and ziptie the shade cloth to ’em. Then again, maybe it’s too windy there, but it might help a bit. 😉

  • 12345mike6789 7 years ago

    Thanks for the? tip.

  • rtyler98 7 years ago

    Actually, no. We use impulse sprinklers and because of that we try to water as you do … in the mornings or late afternoons so that the sun doesn’t “fry” the leaves of the grass or any of our surrounding shrubbery, too. We have bluegrass, 4 Colorado Blue Spruce trees, about 250-ft? of Russian Olive trees, Bridal Bushes, Queen Maple trees, and honeysuckle vines covering 20-ft of 6-ft chain link adjacent to the patio. Typical Midwestern yard. Too much work when it’s 90+deg out all the time, ha!

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    very cool! I love when people harvest water and it’s gonna be better than nothing, but you? should try to find a food grade barrel though man as the trash cans will leach toxins into your water from what I’ve read as well as deform in the sun if your in this Arizona weather. I see some good pre-made barrels on craigslist a lot for not much more than a new trash can from time to time. let me know how it goes whatever you end of doing 🙂

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    oh man I can’t even imagine that!! gladly take some of? that right now 🙂 5 of my 6 rain barrels seem like they are dust collectors LOL

  • indoorharvestgardens 7 years ago

    i am going to make a rain barrel out of a blue brute trash can i have, hopefully the water will stay nice and cool in that? ;)-

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    thanks man! so? you flood irrigate?

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    how awesome!!? very neat idea!

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    for sure! strange how the blue rain barrels don’t heat up the water huh, I was very surprised by how cold the water was in the barrels? since they get full sun the entire day and it’s been well over a 100 for weeks! thanks for watching!

  • ArizonaAdventures 7 years ago

    sounds like you read my description LOL

    yeah? you’ll steam your roots with watering during the high heat for sure. Water deep and infrequent and water before sunrise.

  • rtyler98 7 years ago

    Good points! We don’t have underground sprinklers, consequently I must remember to either pickup our hoses everyday or else move them because the sun will heat the water in the hoses lying on top? of the grass browning the grass, eventually killing the grass below the length of hose.

  • athatcher85 7 years ago

    I heard from an old timer that i f you water your plants in full sun youll cook the roots also. Said it? wa better to water early morning or at night. What do you think?

  • Steve Harpster 7 years ago

    in memphios thats how I heated up the water in my pool. I had a 150ft of black hose and had it around the concrete pool deck. then when the water? inside was hot I would turn the hose on at a trickle and it would run hot all day. no pool heater needed…