Potrero Eco-Patch Monitoring Area's Journal

October 16, 2021

Watering in September and October

Watering dates:
Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 16, Sept 23
Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15
During that time, 1656.7 gallons of water were used .
That is an average of 276 gallons a week.

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August 25, 2021

Watering on August 16 and August 23

Searching for the right amount of water needed to establish the Eco-Patch Test garden and relying only on volunteer donated water for the garden located on Caltrans property, we put 266 gallons on the 1000 sq ft area on the 16th and 312 gallons on the 23rd. The yarrow is springing back from a dri month ni June.

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August 03, 2021

Watering on August 2

Working on the theory that deep watering is the best practice for a garden in months of drought, we spent 2 hours delivering 279.1 gallons of water to our less than 1000 sq ft. native habitat garden

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July 23, 2021

Watering on July 22

Two hours of watering =255 gallons of water. Each of the 8 plots got 15 minutes

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July 21, 2021

Water Monitoring on July 14

On July 14, the Eco-Patch was watered and 151.7 gallons were recorded.

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July 03, 2021

Tracking the Water

June 23 and June 30 were good watering days. 171.5 and 275.7 gallons were sprayed on the 1000 sq ft patch. Plants are looking better wiht this additional water.

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June 22, 2021

Watering using two sources on June 18

Starting at 5pm we were able to deliver 75 gallons of water using the water wagon pump. At 6:15pm we were able to add the hose from the neighborhood home. This enabled us to water about 75 more gallons.

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June 12, 2021

Emergency watering continues

60 gallons covered the 1000sq feet in June 9. Next plan is to water on June 14. Trying to keep a record here.

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June 07, 2021

Sunday Watering on June 6

Working to get the 8 mixes of SF Native plants established, we brought 60 gallons of water to thie site and using the hose connected to the pump managed to cover all 8 mixes. Initially we planned to cover only 4 of the mixes, but a leaking pressure monitor caused us concern. Learning that the pressure monitor is primarily used to monitor ratio when using a pesticide, we'll try for only 4 mixes on June 9

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June 04, 2021

Watering the Eco-Patch with the wagon and pump

Saturday May 29 was the first day using the 30gallon wagon with a pump to deliver water to the patch. The hose connected to the wagon is long enought to reach all 8 mixes. We wheeled the wagon to the patch and then brought water in 5 gallon containers, carried in a car three containers at a time. We applies 60 gallons to the patch.
The next watering with the wagon and pump happened Wednesday night, June 2. This time we used a truck to carry water there, 6 containers at a time. We will work on being more efficient.

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