Help me water my square foot garden!
May 29, 2010 8:15 AM Subscribe
I've built my first square foot garden, and I'm looking for tips on how I can automate (or at least make easier) the watering process.
posted by nitsuj to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I built three boxes. They're all right next to each other, and fairly close to a fence. Here's a picture
. (I've since put garden fencing around each.)
I'm looking to make the watering process easier. Currently, I walk the hose out to the garden each day and water it manually. I'm thinking I should split the hose and run a length out along the fence, and then branch it out to each garden independently (like this
birds-eye view), but I'm open to other suggestions. My biggest worry is we have someone cut our lawn, so I'd like to minimize the hassle of moving a more substantial system each week.
If I branch the hose out to each garden, what would be the best way to then deliver the water to the plants? Drip irrigation? An overhead nozzle? Is this entire idea stupid, or am I ignoring something more obvious?