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Lazy Gardening

Sun, Jul 15, 2012

Home Automation, Home Life

Well, the vegetable garden is thriving. The tomatoes are growing, the peppers are coming in nicely, and we’ve already harvested a ton of cucumbers and zucchini.

Piping from the hose

The problem is watering the garden. Normally, this should be something very easy, but I am extremely complacent when it comes to watering the garden regularly. What’s a lazy guy to do?

Enter the irrigation system from Drip Depot.

This product allowed me to set up a full irrigation system to water each plant individually. No more worrying as to whether or not the vegetable plants have enough water. Once connected to the timer on my hose, I can schedule regular waterings for the plants. It cost me about $130 for the kit to irrigate up to 4 beds. I do have a lot of extra hose left over, that I may use to irrigate other plants in the yard.

Watering the herbs

 

Lines to the tomatoes and herbs

 

Hose extension running to peppers.

 

How do you water your garden? Do you have any tricks? Post them below!

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