With no source of water near my deck, I've done the sensible thing for many years: grown succulents in pots. The sedums never needed watering, and that made for one happy gardener. But then I got religion, circa 2009, set out to grow food instead, and needed a solution to the chore of frequent watering.
Aha! Self-watering planters from Gardeners Supply, I say. The ones with the big reservoir at the bottom that holds enough water to last a week. But I soon realized that sure, I could go out of town for a week but I still have to haul HUGE quantities of water to fill those reservoirs. Trip after trip between the kitchen and the planters with heavy watering cans. And being a true born-again veg-grower, I've also planted up a bunch of regular containers, and they need watering every day.
So I'm looking for a miracle gadget, a 20-foot hose that will connect to the kitchen faucet and do all the watering with no schlepping. I used to see them in crappy little gadget catalogs but now can't seem to find them. And the deal-breaking detail about this scheme may be the spray-type nozzle it has to attach to.
Anybody have a solution?Posted by Susan Harris on May 28, 2009 at 3:04 am, in the category Eat This.