Friday, February 03, 2006


Water is a critical component of gardening. Here are some suggestions for keeping your plants "hydrated"!

• If possible, having the water source close to the garden beds eliminates the need for hoses, which can create a hazard to walking or wheel chairs.
• Otherwise, a LONG hose with handy wands is oh, so helpful! You can also leave sections of hose right in the garden where needed.
• Sprinklers in the garden make the watering chores MUCH easier!

This is a short post. I'm hoping some of you readers might have something to add to this. Surely you must have some good watering tips that make the gardening easier to deal with!


At February 06, 2006, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

I have another one to add to my own post! Make those hoses LIGHTWEIGHT!!!

At February 08, 2006, Blogger Alice said...

Do you use dripper hoses over there? Lengths of 12mm hose with a small hole at 30cm intervals. The hose is laid over the ground, preferably snaked back and forth over the garden bed and pinned down. Only a very low pressure is required to have the water drip (not run) from these holes and then seep directly into the ground. It's amazing how effective this method of watering is. These hoses have been fully acceptable in most places during water restrictions, even when other types of fixed sprinklers and watering systems have not.

At February 08, 2006, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

Yes, we surely do use dripper hoses! There are a few different kinds. Some have little holes, as you suggest. Others actually allow the water to seep right through the porus surface of the hose all along it's length. It's great stuff and lasts a long time. However, as you can imagine, it's also a bit "dear". works (again, you get what you pay for) and should be added to my list for sure! Again, thanks Alice!


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