Yesterday, Master Gardeners from SCMGA hit the road to visit Rockingham County Master Gardener, Ron Christie and his Living Earth Farm in Brookline, NH, where he specializes in the production of fresh and nutritious organic fruits and vegetables.
After touring his orchards and fresh vegetable beds, we were treated to a class on how he uses wicking to water his various crops.
Wicking is a very popular topic in the gardening community. It is an effective way to water your plants as well as utilizing your water supply conservatively. We have posted about wicking previously in a post done by another of our multi-talented Master Gardeners, Roz.
Ron’s gardens are on a production level and involve many large beds with the water containers being placed every four feet.
Ron and his son have their wicking and growing system down to a science. If you are in New Hampshire and are looking for someone to consult with on growing organically, wicking, or the building of beds or covers, give them a call because they just happen to have a business providing all of those services. 603-673-2922
Happy gardening and harvesting.
Submitted by: Judy V., MG since 2007