We have a large garden (<2 acres) that we are growing for the Post Falls, ID. food bank. The farmer is supplying the water. We have 5 zones across the garden and move the sprinklers three times to water the entire area. We are continually watering each zone for 12 hours, and then moving the sprinklers to the next section, water it for 12 hours, moving it to the next section and water it for 12 hours. We do not stop watering during the entire growing season.
It seems that the garden is not ripening as fast as gardens in the city. Can a garden's average temperature get lowered due to the watering, possibly delaying the harvest time?